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John
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
51
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($486 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used a larger portion of the transfer to buy water pump and pipes for irrigation purpose. I also purchased family foodstuffs with the rest of the transfer.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that my son who didn't have a house now own one which I built him with the proceed from my rice farm. Without GD support, I couldn't have done the rice farming which earned me some good cash to support my son.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
What GD does well is that it deal with the recipient directly without involving third party. Besides, GD is upto its promise. What GD could have done again is to continue supoporting us to allow us meet our full dreams.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfer on a farming project. I ventured into large scale rice farming and horticultural farming. The remaining amount I bought iron sheets that I'll use in building a house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I ventured into farming and I'm hopeful that I'll get enough returns from this project to enable me fend for my family.
 
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 the whole of my first transfer on school fees, i paid 6,000KES for my daughter who is in secondary school and 3,800 KES on her siblings who are in primary school.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Iam planning to invest my second transfer on vegetable(tomato,kale) farming,onions and rice farming too.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to spend our transfer on school fees for our two children who are in secondary school.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is enrolling two of my children in high school, and also continuing to support the others through their schooling.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my life is lack of money to clear the fee arrears for my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I have finished working in the farm and I am resting at home.