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Samuel
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
34
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($469 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on cementing the floor and inner walls of my house at 27,950 KES, bought three sacks of maize and sorghum at 9,800 KES then used the rest on food for my family.
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 have been if I never received the transfer in that I now have my own house, unlike before when I used to stay in a rental house.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GD does well by giving the cash directly to the poor for them to managed their lives as they deem fit.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfer to purchase 30 pieces of iron sheet 19500KES,round poles 5100KES,steel door 6000KES,transport fee 4500KES,nails 3500KES, paid workers 4000KES,food 4000KES and water 1800KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I don't pay rent anymore because I managed to construct my own house.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought a matress and a bed @8,000KES, and spent 2,000KES on buying timber for construction.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I have been living in a rental house, I plan to buy building materials ( ironsheet, timber and nails) and build my own house.
 
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access_time 4 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy sand, cement, timber, round poles, nails, iron roofing sheets, wire mesh, cedar poles and aggregate which I will use to establish my own homestead.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having meet and married a wonderful wife who has blessed me with a beautiful baby girl. They are my pride and joy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of a sustainable source of income for myself. This means that I often have difficulties paying our rent and in case we default on the payments we may be evicted.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening especially when I am with my family as we watch the sun set at the lakeside.