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Julius's family
Julius
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Motorcycle or bicycle taxi
faceAge:
44
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on plastering my house which was very pathetic with worn out floors and walls that required urgent attention but due to lack of cash, I was compelled to stay I the same house for more than a year. I am so happy that GiveDirectly came to my rescue and made me overcome this situation that would have lasted forever.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is so different since I began receiving transfers from GiveDirectly. First the house that I live in today, has made me develop a strong confidence as I interact my people in the village.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly worked well in sending us a direct cash without involving third parties.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the second transfer on paying school fees 3,500 KES, tithe 5,000 KES and workers 4,000 KES. I bought sand 7,000 KES,cement 3,350 KES,10 chickens 2,000 KES, one sack of maize 3,000 KES, iron sheets 5,000 KES , timbers 5,000 KES,food for the family 1000 KES and the remaining amount I have deposited on my personal saving account for planned use.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have renovated my house into a semi -permanent house from a mud house.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used my transfer to pay primary school fees for my two children KES 7000 and round poles KES 2700.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to fix windows and complete the house i started building and start rearing chicken for sale.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 4 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to spend our transfer on constructing a poultry house, then buy chicks and feeds to start a poultry project that can provide our family with a continuous stream of income.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is the fact that I have enrolled my children in school, and I am continuing to support them through their education.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my life is how to feed my family, which has grown so big, and yet I am the sole bread winner.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am ferrying passengers to work using my motorcycle.