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Walter's family
Walter
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
29
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($465 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent most of my third transfer to restock for my wife her green grocery and retail shop businesses in order for her to also support our family financially. I paid school fees for my child who is in high school as I did not want her to be sent home for school fees and also spent some amount to cultivate my land in readiness for planting when the rains fall.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that, my wife's business is doing well and we can now afford to pay school fees for our children and even buy food for our family with ease. Thank you GD and God bless you so much.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly did well in sending money to recipients which in turn has changed their lives and their status in the community. I have not seen anything they did not do well.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the second cash transfer on buying a cow 28,000 KES,cupboard 10,000 KES and a car battery 12,000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have my own cow and car battery which I use for lighting instead of the traditional tin that I used in the past.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought clothes for the entire family (6000 KES) utensils with 2000 KES and foodstuffs with 2000 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to boost the business for my spouse, buy a cow and repair my house with the next payment.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I'm planning to buy household furniture and other items. I am also planning to buy some livestock.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I am proudest of the fact that I grew some sugarcane which I sold and got some money which I use to feed my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have had to struggle financially following a very poor crop harvest.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am walking around my small farm and I can see that my crops are doing well.