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Sherman
landscapeCountry:
liberia
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
38
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Liberia Large Transfer
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4th Payment
Transfer Amount
37500 LRD ($244 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
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How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My new goal for my recent transfer is for me to improve my house with new roof.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my mind GiveDirectly did well because I was sleeping under thatch house but with the help of GiveDirectly I will be sleeping under zinc house. What GiveDirectly did not do well with is that some people received phone but did not received money.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I use my recent transfer to buy Nail and pay workmanship to reroof my house.
 
3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
37500 LRD ($247 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
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How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I am planning to buy zinc and pay workmanship with my recent transfer to improve my house that I am presently living in.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly is doing well because they are helping me and my family to live in better homes. In my mind GiveDirectly is not doing well because they give some people phone but GiveDirectly did not send them money.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I am planning to buy zinc and pay workmanship for the improvement of my house.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
37500 LRD ($248 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
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How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I don't having new goals before receiving this transfer; i remain to my plan; purchasing of new zinc to complete my house project and paying of children school fees .
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
What give directly did is unbelievable; to give free cash transfer to people without paying back is so funny to me; this is first of it kind;looking at things; i don't know what GD did that is not well; all is good to me.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
For the past years i been living in this hut without good roof , I was able to purchase zinc and others house materials for the completion of my house roofing and pay my children school fees .
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
35625 LRD ($233 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
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Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I never new that the money was on the phone until the GiveDirectly people help me I check my phone and I saw my money I am very happy and I am saying thanks to GiveDirectly people.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my life since I started receiving this money is changing my thatch house to zinc house.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I am planning to buy my zinc and pay some of my daughter school fees with my first transfer.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 2 years ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I usually cut palm make oil and set tract to support my family but to find plam now is hard because everybody cutting plam so to find it now is very difficult, so if I am qualify for this program and i received any money from Givedirectly I am going to send my daughter in Cestos to go to school, the learning process here is very poor and I am also going to buy zinc to zinc my house and lastly I am go to buy my goat to raise.
What is the happiest part of your day?
For the past six months I have not really experience joy or happiness because I worry about how to get money but upon hearing about Givedirectly and the kind of thing that they are doing for poor families around Liberia and the world at large it has really brought great joy in my heart and been apart of this program I'm over joy today.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
As I said I usually cut palm make oil to support my family but the plam is really hard to see now so to get money now is hard for me so my main challenge for now is money problem.