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Charles
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
30
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used a larger portion of the transfer to buy building materials(20 pieces of iron sheets, nails, and timber) which I'll use to establish a new house since the current one is in a bad state. I also paid fee for my brother who is in high school with the remaining amount.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is difference because I now have oxen for farming activities. Previously I was depending on my neighbors who used to extend their support to me willing and at times could let me go without tilling the land.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion what GD does well is that it doesn't restrict us on how to use the money. I haven't realized what GD does wrong at the moment.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to buy two bulls that I will use in tilling my farms, bought two goats to keep in my farm, cushions for my seats to make the comfortable and also paid school fees for my children.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that I am confident on working on a bigger portion of my farm since the bulls will help me plough a bigger area and increase my harvest.
 
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 my first transfer on buying Iron sheet worth 6000 KES, paying school fees worth 2000 KES, bought food and clothes worth 2000 KES
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to buy 2 cows and Iron sheet with my upcoming transfer
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to set up a chicken farm which will earn me some income,the remaining one I will use to expand my house and I will buy some animals to keep.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement is that I have some goats and sheep's that I have bought through farming
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is that I don't have proper farming equipments which has prevented from accomplishing a lot of thing
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when am farming and am taking care of my crops