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George's family
George
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Brick making
faceAge:
37
homeHousehold Size:
9
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 building a kitchen which not only act as a descent place to cook but also a room where my children sleep. I also spent part of my transfer on starting poultry keeping so as to get income to feed and provide for my family
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The difference in my life than if I never received the transfer is the transformation from languishing in poverty to a better and a stable life. Thanks a lot to GD.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GD has done well by transforming lives of vulnerable in the village through the direct transfers. GD hasn't done well by stopping the transfers.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the whole of my second transfer to build a home though i can not remember the breakdown of the cost of the building materials bought.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is having built a new home.
 
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 spent 5,000 KES to pay school fees for my sister in secondary school.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to construct a new house as the current one is too small.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to build a bigger house that can comfortably accommodate my large family and spend the remaining amount on school fee.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I am proudest today that my brother's and sisters are well educated because of the effort I put after out parents died.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in life is having to live in debts. I have big debts and my income isn't sufficient to cater for the basic needs of my family and ofset accrued debts.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am praying and thanking God for protecting my family throughout the day.