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Richard's family
Richard
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
66
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($465 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer to pay school fees for my children who are in high school. I bought clay to renovate my house, I bought steel door and steel window which I have fixed on my house. I paid laborers who were renovating my house, the remaining amount, I spent to buy a sack of maize for consumption and other household goods which I did not have.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
If I would not have received the transfer, I would not have renovated my house and also I have immense peace in my house. Thank you GD for the transfer.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly did well in sending transfers directly to recipients and also it has brought alot of developments in our community. GiveDirectly should consider even those who have good houses because maybe they are living in poverty.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my second transfer, I renovated my main house and fitted it with a steel door and 2 steel windows. This cost me almost half of the transfer then I paid school fees for my 2 children in a secondary school with the remaining half. I considered education of my children as key since education is light.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I can say that transfers from Give Directly has tremendously transformed my life. I never knew that education of my children could be that a walk in the park. It is a big relieve on my side.
 
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 spent my first transfer on buying food for my family 3000KES and paid school my children school fees7000KES
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on renovating my house and paying my children school fees.
 
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access_time over 4 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the money to pay school fees for my two children who are in high school. Secondly l would wish to buy four oxen to enable us to better farming. Lastly l would like to cement my house to improve our living standards.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievements are that through farming we have managed to provide food security for my family. We also sold our crops inoder to pay school fees for our children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of money to further my children education in oder to get jobs to sustain their life
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the is in the evening when telling stories with my family members.