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Richard
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
42
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($466 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer to buy a bull which will assist me in ploughing. I spent some amount to hire laborers who renovated my house, I bought three and a half sacks of maize for consumption. The remaining amount, I spent some for my child's upkeep.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
If I would not have received the transfer, I would not have built a bigger house which am currently living in unlike the one I was living in which was much smaller. I would not have achieved all this without the transfer.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly did well in sending us transfer which has brought alot of development and uplifted the living standards of recipients. GiveDirectly should consider increasing the transfer to around 20,000 KES
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($483 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent most of the transfer to build a spacious comfortable iron roofed house, the remaining balance l spent to buy mattress.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that l am now staying in a spacious house that l do not squeeze my things in one place, l am also sleeping in a very comfortable place.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first cash transfer to purchase iron sheets worth 7680KES and bought food with the rest of the money.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming cash transfer to purchase more iron sheets,buy a sofa set and timber.
 
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access_time almost 3 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I wish to rebuild my house as soon as possible since it's worn out and the roof is liking. I also wish to buy some livestock and keep in my compound.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement is that I tree nursery where I grow some seedlings and sell later in order to make money.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is lack of money to give our children proper education.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when am working and I get paid at the end of the day.