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John's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($465 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on buying one bag of maize, I also payed for my daughter's college fee, I also bought polls, Iron sheet, nails, ballast and sand that I used in building rental houses
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different because I was able to build rental houses that are generating for me income, this supports my family and I well
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
What Give Directly has done well is improving people's lives through sending cash directly to their recipients; I don't see what Give Directly hasn't done well
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on building 3 rental iron roofed houses.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have maize hence my family can eat well.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my token on iron sheets (7600), school fees (1500) and food (1200)
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to build a shop and four rental houses with my upcoming lump-sum payment.
access_time 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to build a business premise for rental houses because I live close to the road. I also plan to construct a pit latrine that can be used by my tenants and my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have managed to give my children good education and I believe they will prosper in life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in life is that I lack sufficient funds to feed my family since I have no proper source of income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when in the farm because I see hope in my work.