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Ali
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
46
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($465 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
When I received my third transfer, I spent on a dairy cattle and a solar panel. Now, I feel I live more comfortably, something that impressed the whole village-no one knew I would achieve all these.
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 if I never received the transfer because, I have acquired an improved living standard for instance, initially, I lived in a one room house that was really congested and poorly ventilated but now, I live in a bigger house, a 4-room house that enables us live more comfortably, secondly, I light with solar and therefore I don't need to depend on paraffin anymore, which was a great pollutant and too expensive to afford-I charge phones for the rest of the community members and this earns me additional income.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, what Give Directly does well is giving out money that we are able to spend the way we want but it would be better it considers working a little longer in areas that it experienced little resistant.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used a good part of the money to pay school fees for my son who was joining high school.Everything is surreal for it never occurred to me,even in my wildest dream,that some day my child would join high school just like his peers.God bless Givedirectly.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I walk with my shoulders high every single day since my son is now in high school against all odds and predictions.God bless Givedirectly.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on roofing the house with 5000 KES, buying a table worth 3000 KES and buying maize worth 2000 KES
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to pay school fees for my children and buy a cow with my upcoming transfer
 
Enrolled
access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We're planning to spend our transfer on paying college fees for our first born child,he wants to be a welder,we also intend to use part of it to build a new bigger house and lastly use the remaining amount to buy livestock to raise.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement we're proudest of is having been able to save money from farming and bought some chickens that have since multiply into many more.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we face now is on paying college fees for our first born,after finishing his eighth grade we have not been able to educate him further due to lack of finances.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I'm in my farm, other than planting maize and beans I also plant trees which are currently growing very well.