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Felix's family
Casual labour
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on furnishing the house that I had built using my second transfer. I lacked several household items that I knew I would never get if I fail to purchase them using the last transfer. Being a husband and a father of two, I found it a very big shame spreading pieces of torn clothes on the floor of my parents' kitchen where we spent our nights. We had no blanket to cover ourselves up during cold nights. As a result, my children developed pneumonia and several other cold-related infections that call for a quick medical attention. Am so proud that we own beds and proper bedding today and no longer suffer from any cold-related infection. We also purchased enough utensils, we no longer share plates and cups as we did previously.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has greatly changed with the transfers from GiveDirectly since I no longer squat in my parents' kitchen for lack of a house.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has worked so well in my community. The fact that it gives unconditional cash transfers to its recipients leaves a big legacy in the entire community.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I build a house because I have a family yet we were still sleeping in my parent's s kitchen because we lacked a house
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I now have a modern house which can accommodate me and my family. My life has changed because I have a house which will provide comfort to my family.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first cash transfer on buying clothes and shoes 4,000 KES, 27 poles 2,700 KES and food 3,200 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to spend my upcoming cash transfer on building a house.
access_time over 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to spend our transfer on iron sheets and other building materials so that we may build our own home.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is paying dowry for my wife.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my life is lack of my own house. We live in a very small house but would wish to live in a better one.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am playing around with my two little children.