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Duncan
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
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faceAge:
57
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($485 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
When I received my third transfer, I invested the whole of it in farming. I grow French beans and I expect to earn at least 200000 KES this season.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I can say that a lot has improved in my life and more specifically to farming. Initially, I used to buy milk but now I have a dairy cow that generates for me at least 6 L of milk a day. Again, I do farming in large, growing french beans and all these has increased my income. I have transformed from a peasant to a great farmer and that is how my life is different than it would have been if I never received transfers from Give Directly.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my own opinion, Give Directly boosts our morale to develop. He promises us money and fulfills but it ended abruptly as opposed to smoothly. We were just worried how it varnished even without informing us that the project had come to an end.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on paying school fees which has been stressing me up,bought enough food to susain the family for the long holiday,extendend the cow shed for hygiene porposes and comfort for the cows and people attending to them and used most of the transfer on a rice plantation.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have a rice plantation and I am very confident that in four months time I will have double profits.I will be able to add more cows in the extended cow shed and also easily take care of the daily upkeep.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 5000 KES of the first transfer on paying for my daughters medical bills, bought a sheep at 2500 KES and used the rest of the money on farming fodder for feeding my cow.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to spend the upcoming transfer on buying two more dairy cows and also on paying school fee for my children.
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to spend our transfer on one cross breed cow, and also on a water pump for doing horticulture under irrigation.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is building the house that we currently live in.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my life is lack of money to pay school fees for the many children that I am supporting in school. I have several dependant children, and paying their school fees is a problem.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am tending the few livestock that I keep in my compound.