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Edward
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Motorcycle or bicycle taxi
faceAge:
37
homeHousehold Size:
8
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($473 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third cash transfers on buying and repairing a second hand motorcycle. I have been leasing other peoples motorcycles to do business and when I received this cash transfer, I thought it was the perfect opportunity for me to double my profits by owning a motorcycle.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal is to open a retail shop for my wife so that we can diversify in business and get more income for educating our children.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The biggest difference in my life is that I have built a house and I'm now self employed cutesy of the cash transfer from Givedirectly. My lifestyle has changed for the better because we can now afford all meals in a day, my children dress decently and go to a good school. May God bless Givedirectly.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used my second transfer to move to my own compund , bought building materials and built a house 49700 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference is that I now have my own compound that I could not afford on my own.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 3000 KES of my token payment on a sack of maize, 3500 KES on a sheep, 1500 KES on a blanket and the remaining 2000 KES on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to buy my own motorcycle with my upcoming lumpsum payment.
 
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access_time 3 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy household goods and also to start a cereals business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Buying a motorcycle and starting a motorcycle taxi business.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I've had to struggle to feed my family at a time when I had no source of income, but now I have a running motorcycle taxi business.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I am with my family at the dinner table.