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Gordon's family
Gordon
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
40
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($462 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on cemented my house and now it feels good staying in a semi -permanent house as opposed to my previous mud house . I bought a solar lamp for lighting mainly at night and four goat of which some have already reproduced. I paid dowry and now I have a peace of mind since my -in- laws no longer constantly remind me of the debt that I owned them .I also bought two sets of seats and a table.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my second transfer, I plastered my main house with sand and cement. My former house had walls made of mud and this was very unhealthy to us. My household members could always succumb to respiratory problems before I plastered the house but this is no longer the case.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
No one goes empty stomach in my house anymore courtesy of Give Directly. Since I started receiving transfers from Give Directly, I have been elevated to a position where I can afford food for my household members. In short, I have money, the biggest difference in my daily life.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent most of my transfer to buy solar lighting system which has relieved me the burden of buying kerosene. I spent some amount to hire a tractor to cultivate my land and also to buy food for my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I received the money, I was very happy and it took me by surprise as I was not expecting the money at that particular time and also I was very down financially. Thank you GD.
 
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access_time almost 5 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I failed to proceed with my education due to lack of money, life has since then been so hard because I can only be considered for casual jobs.
What is the happiest part of your day?
In the evening, at this time I find time to have a get together with my friends and have few drinks.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
It means that I'll have to take more charge of my family and engage in benefiting ventures like starting a small business for our sustainability.