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Tom's family
Tom
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
25
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent most of my third transfer to buy a cow which will reproduce and provide my family with milk. I gave my wife some amount to take to her parents and also bought two bags of maize for my family's consumption.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
If I would not have received the money, I would not have bought a cow and paid school fees for my children. Thank you GD.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly did well by sending recipients cash transfer which has changed their lives and promoted development in our community. I have not seen anything they did not do well.
 
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 transfer to buy 17 pieces of roofing iron sheet for 11050, 8000 KES i spent to buy steel door, 8100 KES i spent to buy 3 steel windows,9000 KES i spent to buy timber for building, 4000 KES i spent to pay labor charges and the remaining 8000 KES i spent on daily household activities.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is the better house i live in which is fully furnished.
 
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 used my transfer to buy a cow KES 8500, bought chicken KES 700 and food KES 700.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to build a new house with my upcoming lump-sum payment.
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to buy livestock for rearing at home I plan to build a new house which is semi permanent I plan to pay school fees for my younger siblings
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am most proud of is my family. My family pushes me to work hard and provide for them
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in life when my father passed away and I had to quit school to start engaging in income generating activities in order to help my mother
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when am resting