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Andrew
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
47
homeHousehold Size:
6
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($483 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on buying more stock for my polythene business (45,000 KES) that was almost collapsing.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is transformed in many ways due to GD Transfer. It happens that I run a polythene business that was almost collapsing at some point. I injected 90% of the transfer in polythene business three months ago, and it has grown to an extent that I am supplying other Sub-counties like Awasi, and Muhoroni, and have saved money enough from the profits generated since additional capital to buy a motor cycle to facilitate me as I carry out the deliveries. Life is looking up these days. Thank you very much GD for making this possible for me.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GD is simply the answer, since GD started operations in our village we have seen great changes for those of us who were focused, and most important of is that we beneficiaries have been empowered to improve our standards of living further.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
From my second transfer, I spent 4,000 KES to buy a mobile phone, spent 3,000 KES on my transport to buy business stock, spent 18,000 KES to restock my polythene selling business and the remaining 25,000 KES, I have kept aside to be spent later
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life is different in that, I can now comfortably take care of my family's needs through profit from my business.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used 3,000 KES rent for my house, 6,000 KES to boost my polythene (packaging) bags distribution business.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning use the L1 to find a house or container where I will get stationed because am just walking around the center with my goods at the moment.
 
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access_time over 4 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to boost my business by increasing stock and diversifying on other products so as to increase my income. I also plan to build my house because I am homeless.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that before I lost my job I was able to enroll my children in private primary schools that offered them very good foundation.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in life is that I lack money to build my own house. I separated from my spouse because of financial conflicts.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up and set off for work because I get to interact with people and that motivates me to push even harder.