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Lucas's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on buying a cow which I am keeping for milk. I then bought a solar lighting system and a television which uses solar energy to keep up with current news during this electioneering period. I then spent the rest on farming by paying laborers and buying seeds to planting my farm.
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 because I now have light in my house and I also have a big television things that I had never imagined I would ever own in my entire life.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, give directly is a very honest organization because all the things they promised to do during enrollment were done as was promised. I think the organization is perfect the way it is.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on building a big and better house as my previous house was too small and couldn't accommodate my family peacefully. I also spent part of the transfer on preparing my land for planting during the onset of long rains and the remaining cash I spent on buying food to feed my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is staying at a bigger house which I haven't imagine of. Thanks a lot to GD.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on farming, buying maize and paying school fees for my children
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on paying school fees for my children, buying a cow and building a new house, my current house is small I need a bigger house
access_time 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to take my daughter who dropped out of school back to schoo to continue with her educatipn.I will use part of the transfer to improve my farm by buying fertilizers and improved seeds. I will also buy more dairy cows so that I can be selling milk in exchange of money and also use some for food in my house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I managed to buy dairy cows which I can milk and sell for money and also use some for consumption in my house.Also that,I have always worked hard in my farm and from that my family feeds well.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is that my house is too small to fit my bigger family,but I do not have money to build a bigger one.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when I wake up,pray and go to work.Also in the evening when I get back from work and bring food to my family.