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Moses's family
Casual labour
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($467 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer to buy cement, timber, and iron sheets which I have used to build my house. I also bought 3 rolls of barbed wire which I have used to fence my compound and also paid school fees for my children.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that, I have moved from my parents compound to my own compound something which I would not have done anytime soon but it was possible due to the transfers. Thank you GD.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion Givedirectly uplifted the living standards of the recipients in the community and also it has changed the look of our community. i have not seen anything they did not do well.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought 30 iron sheets at 19,500 KES, wall and roofing poles at 14,000 KES, murram soil at 8,800 KES then added some of my money to the remaining cash and bought gravel at 9,000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I was still at my parents' compound despite my old age but am now going to have my own compound because of the funds.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
l spent the whole amount to pay school fees for my child in high school.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
l am planning to start a business and poultry keeping.
access_time 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to set up a business,then I will plaster my house and buy some few livestock to keep.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement is that I have built the house I am in and I also have a piece of land that I bought. I have taken some of my children to school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is lack of money for taking care of the things that I want to do to make my life better.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when am making jokes with family and friends.