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Barack
landscapeCountry:
kenya
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Casual labour
faceAge:
43
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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 spent my third transfer on purchasing a set of sofa to furnish my living room which had well been constructed by the second transfer. The move for these seats has increased my self esteem and confidence to welcome visitors at my home. Additionally, my life has become more luxurious and admirable to many. Other than the seats, I purchased a cow that I intend to raise for to cater for my son's future education.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has greatly improved with the transfers from GiveDirectly. I have managed to acquire a high self esteem from the great move that attained during this period.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has opened the eyes of many people who were deeply sunk in poverty with no hopes of ever acquiring some wealth. To help the organisation achieve better results, I would recommend a one or two-installments program instead of the three installments. With this, recipients would find it easy to venture into bigger projects and prosper.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on building a spacious three roomed house. I am soo appreciative to GiveDirectly for giving a shelter and through this I feel I am now a human being since In human beings lives shelter is the most important thing since it enhance security.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest differences in my daily life is that I have a spacious three roomed house. I am soo appreciative to GiveDirectly for giving a shelter and through this I feel I am now a human being since In human beings lives shelter is the most important thing since it enhance security. I also have a solar lamp for lighting which is very economical and efficient as oppossed to traditional tins that I used to use for lighting.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer mostly in growing rice since its my major source of income,i also bought a solar panel as a source of lighting into my home.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming transfer to build a new house as my current one is smaller and is in a poor condition.
 
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access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer to lease some land, pay the tractor guy to plough it for me, then I buy fertilizer and other things to do a more extensive rice farming.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is owning a hand cart which I use to ferry goods and luggage for pay.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing is how to get enough food for my family every day, because my income is so little and my family is quite big.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I am receiving payment for my handcart pushing services.