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Josiah
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
House construction
faceAge:
61
homeHousehold Size:
7
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($464 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on buying sand, cement, building a latrine, building a chicken house and I also boosted my small business that generates income
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different because I was able to boost my small business that acts as my main source of income
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Give Directly sends us money directly through M Pesa without following a lot of channels and with no strings attatched
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on plastering my house that amounted to 20,000 KES, paid 6,000 KES on school fees,5,000 KES on a debt i had,12,000 KES on my daughter medical bills,i invested 4,000 KES on my plant nursery business and used the rest of the money on food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is starting a plant nursery business which is my source of income.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid school fees 1500 KES for my two children, treated my daughter 4000 KES, bought maize and food with the rest of the token payment.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to repair and cement my house with upcoming lumpsum transfer.
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to use my funds to boost my business so I can earn more income, start poultry farming because it has good returns, and plaster my house in order to get rid of dust and dangerous insects.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that through hard work, I have succeeded in ensuring that my children have food and regulary attend school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in life is that my income is not sufficient to feed, clothe and educate my children because I depend alot on house construction and at times there are no contracts.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up and go to my farm. I love farming because it's also a form of exercise that keeps me strong and healthy.