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David
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
42
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($469 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on buying a cow, extending my house and replacing my old roof with new iron sheets. Its so exciting to live in a spacious house which can accomodate my visitors too.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is very different after I bought all my needs and built a new house I had been dreaming of. I am very happy and comfortable with who I am today. Much appreciation to GiveDirectly.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well in sending me direct tranfers to spent on my own needs. I really appreciate the idea of unconditional giving because everyone has his own needs to cater for. GD should continue with this programme to help more people.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the second transfer on buying 20 pieces of iron sheets 12,200 KES,one cow 17,000KES ,a steel door and a wooden door 7,700KES and 3,100KES respectively. I paid school fees 2,000KES and deposited the rest of the money into my personal savings account for use.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have bought building materials in order to expand my house into a three roomed house and I have a cow that I did not have before.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought a borehole plate for 2500 KES, mattress 2500 KES, clothes for the family 3000 KES and spent the rest on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to repair my roof, walls and floor with the upcoming lumpsum payment.
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to construct a pit latrine because it is recommended that every household has a latrine to prevent diarrheal diseases by improving hygiene. I plan to repair my house and purchase a dairy cow that can provide my family with milk and be converted into cash incase of any emergency.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have managed to sink a borehole and I am happy of constant water supply for household use and for horticultural farming.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in life is that I lack a proper source of income and so I live hand to mouth. This affects my ability to feed and educate my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when my children return home safe from school.