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John
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
68
homeHousehold Size:
6
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($473 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent the third transfer on building a decent spacious house because the previous one was old and could leak during rainny seasons.when I also had visitors such as church members some of them could remain outside as the house was small.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
Yes,my new goal is to start a business.I prefer selling parrafin since most of the people in this community use traditional lamps for lighting at night.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than before in that I have managed to build a decent spacious house with an extra room to accomodate visitors and this has also enhanced privacy to both my family and I.I can say that it a completely new feeling indeed and I appreciate GiveDirectly for the financial support.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used my second transfer on building my house at cost of 50000KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that i have a good iron sheet roofed house.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used my token to buy cushions (3600), mattress (3500), blankets (1600) and food (1300).
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to buy a cow, goats and sheep with my upcoming lump-sum payment.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 3 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I'm planning to buy some livestock and also to buy household furniture and other items.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I am proudest about the fact that I have been able to pay fees for some of my children through high school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have had put up with poor crop harvests due to floods which destroyed all my crops in the farm.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evenings when I have completed my work in the farm and I am able to sit down and relax with the rest of my family.