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Wasingtone's family
Wasingtone
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
39
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($469 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on purchasing some livestock, that is, 2 oxen and a cow. The oxen were intended to help me plough my farm and others' at a cost while the cow was intended to provide milk for the family's consumption and for sale. Through all these, I have managed to save on the amount previously spent on ploughing my farm and even the amount spent on purchasing milk on daily basis. To add on that, I have managed to generate some daily income from the sale of milk that has helped me in acquiring daily needs of the family.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has greatly changed with the transfers received. At the moment I am able to plough my farm at no cost and at my convenient time. Additionally, I have managed to raise daily income from the sale of milk.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Give Directly has done perfectly well as compared to all the NGOs I have seen around the village. The fact that Give Directly offers unconditional cash transfers has greatly brought a difference with other organisations. People have varied needs and therefore giving them unconditional cash is the best decision ever. On the other hand, I feel that Give Directly should in future think of a way of pooling all the transfers and coming up with a project, say an industry, to create permanent job opportunities for the poor.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the tranfter on buying 3 bulls for farming and then bought a receipt for cow possesion.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggets difference i have seen in my liife is that we now feed well and dress well with my familly.
 
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 bought two doors for 7000 KES and fixed them with 3000 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to buy bull cows for ox-ploughing with the upcoming lumpsum transfers.
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to buy doors for my house, I have planned to also buy some cows that I will use for farming.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement is that I have a better house compared to the one I was in.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is that I have an eye problem and I am not able to see well,the treatment is also expensive.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when am working