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Joseph
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
32
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($469 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on buying three sheep at 8,700 KES, tilled 12,000 KES, then used the rest on other little house items.
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 if I never received the transfer in that I now have my own cow which am milking, unlike before when I used to take black tea or spend a lot on milk whenever I had a guest.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GD does well by teaching potential recipients on how to handle the cash once it's received.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying a cow since I want to start milking it and sell the milk to get an income.I also bought 2 sheep,a cupboard,utensils,paid school fees and ploughed 2 acre of land.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have livestock which Is an investment to me.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the first transfer on buying a table 4,000KES and two goats 6000KES
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend the upcoming transfer on buying a cow and starting a glossary business for my wife because at the moment she is a housewife.
 
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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 open up a business to generate income to support my family. Secondly l would wish to buy two oxen to help me plough my farm. Finally l would like to use the rest of the money to buy iron sheets which I will use to expand my house .
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that l have struggled and bought cows for my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is unreliable source of income to support my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening when together with my family.