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Willis
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Motorcycle or bicycle taxi
faceAge:
30
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($469 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I had a plan of moving to my new land and constructing my new home and therefore when I received my third transfer, I moved and constructed a semi-permanent house of 30 iron sheets. Currently, I am entitled to privileges that one enjoys when he/ she builds a home; I enjoy all freedom to plan/ make decisions and execute them without consulting anyone and again, I live more peacefully here.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if I never received transfers from Give Directly since I have managed to build my new home. Culturally (according to Luo customs), having a home is something considered important and a great development. This has given me a lot of freedom to develop.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my own opinion, what Give Directly does well is that it sends us money directly and intact but the amount it sent to us never suffice. I would personally say that some of my projects are still underway and I haven't accomplished all of them yet. I ask them (Give Directly's officials) next time to make it a little bit higher even to new places they are moving into.
 
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 my second cash tranfer to purchase land worth 50000KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that I have managed to buy my own piece of land.
 
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 9,100 KES to buy 14 iron sheets and the rest was spent on buying food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to buy a piece of land to construct my house.
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the money to buy a piece of land where we can build our home since we do not have land. Finally l would like to use the rest of the money to build a new house after buying Land.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievements are that l started by using some ones motorbike but now I have struggled and bought my own motorbike. Secondly l used to stay in a rental house l have also managed to build my own house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is low source of income to buy land.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening when I have got good money to take home.