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Mourine's family
Mourine
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
29
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($466 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on building a 3-roomed house (32,000 KES), a sheep (7,000 KES),seats (5,200 KES) and the balance on a bag of dry corn for family consumption.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been in that I am living in a better and bigger house that is not leaking, I have sheep that is to me an asset, and my house has seats that I could never have before. Thank you very much.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion , GD has created a lot of impact in this village, especially better housing and education..There is nothing that GD has not done well.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($486 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying two calves to help me start a livestock farming, plough my piece of land and bought a bag of maize to sustain my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that I now have my own livestocks which I never had before.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($96 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy a solar lamp, 20 kilograms of maize, erected a pit latrine, then used the rest on food for the house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was very happy and saw my long term desires being fulfilled.
 
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access_time over 7 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to build a another house,construct a toilet since we don't have any and use the remaining amount to buy one bull to help in ploughing our farm.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I'm proudest of is owning my current house, well wishers came to my aid when the house I used to live in was leaking alot as it was thatch roofed.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship in our lives is making ends meet, we rely on casual jobs to survive but lately the casual jobs are not readily available.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my is in the morning when I'm cultivating in my small farm even though lately the acute drought has made it very hard to get better yields since the plants die.