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Maurice's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to plant rice on my I hector piece of land.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that I have a good house and I'm able to provide for my family.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion,GD did a good job because they deliver just as they promised.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to pay dowry for wife.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that i have paid dowry and now i am respected by my inlaws.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I built an already dug latrine at a total cost of of 6000 KES and the remaining 4000 KES on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to buy a water pump and pipes to irrigate my farm with the whole of my upcoming lumpsum payment.
access_time almost 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the money to pay dowry to my parents inlaw to appreciate them. Secondly l would wish to use part of the money to buy water pump to improve farming. Lastly l would like to use the rest of the money to extend my house since it is very small.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that we have struggled to and bought a piece of land where we are doing farming.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is unreliable source of income to pay school fees for my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when all my family members are in good health.