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Samwel
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
32
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($466 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent the third transfer on paying school fee to my son who is in form three, to avoid being send back while others are busy learning. what remain as part of third transfer I spent on food.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life wouldn't be different if I never received the because I had huge fee arrears which I managed to clear, if not GiveDirectly I wouldn't managed.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly give money and the recipient is the one to decide on what to do with the cash without any condition.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought a cow and paid school fees for my nephew who is in college.It has been very difficult paying his fees and my children's since I am a casual worker.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have bought a cow and building materials.My stress levels have reduced and I am able to afford enough food for my family.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on paying college fees for my brother.I also paid school fees for my children and bought 1 sack of maize.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on paying college fees for my brother.I also want to add capital to my fish business and my wife's clothes business.
 
Enrolled
access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the money to buy fishing equipment to enable me do better fishing since I am a fisherman . Secondly l would wish to expand my wife's business to generate more income to substitute my source of income .
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that l managed to buy a piece of land where l have built my own home.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of proper source of income to support my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the is in the evening after finishing and grazing my sheep