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Tom's family
Small business
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($467 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third on leasing a piece of land where I have since grown rice and as we speak,I am harvesting. The remaining amount I invested in my corn business. I sell corn in quantity and with this,I am able to get my daily income.I thank GiveDirectly as I moved a step ahead.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($487 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying 2 oxen for cultivating both my farms and for the villagers for a fee hence income to feed and provide for my family. I also spent part of the transfer on paying school fee for my son so that he is not sent home due to fee arrears and the remaining cash I spent on buying food to feed my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the peace of mind that I experience nowadays as I've completed most project like paying fee, feeding my family and having oxen for cultivation.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent half of my transfer on paying school fees arrears i had pending from last term and the other half i invested in my rice farm for i know i will benefit when the time for harvesting comes.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning on buying three oxen that will be more useful during ploughing season,they will ensure that i plant on time unlike now that i wait for people to finish planting to lend me their oxen.
access_time over 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
My plan with the transfer is to pay school fees for my child in form three,buy two bulls to help with ploughing my farm and lastly use the rest to boost my cereals business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I'm proudest of was when I harvested rice and used the proceeds to buy one cow which has since given birth to others.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is on paying school fees for my children both in secondary school and primary school. My business does not bring much returns to sustain our numerous needs.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I'm attending to my farm.