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47900 KES ($464 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I bought furniture using part of my third transfer. I only had one plastic chair that could not serve my family. I also leased some lands that I am using for horticulture. As we speak I am harvesting and only looking for markets for my vegetables. I am thankful for the money I received from GiveDiectly.
50000 KES ($483 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent most of the second transfer to buy generator for watering my farm, since l am a farmer and generoter is a very important farm-put equipment to a farmer. The remaining balance l spent on rice farming for my future use.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that l will no longer spent money to hire generator as l use to before for watering my farm. I am also very sure of getting a very good produce from my farm and sell it to the society and get enough profit for my use.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying fertilizer for my farm, bought stationary for my sister in primary school and ploughed my farm with the remaining amount of the transfer.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt so happy when I received the money because it would help me to plough my farm.
access_time over 2 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to the transfer on buying a water pump and pipes to assist me in irrigating my rice farm.This will boost my income,because l will not be hiring pump and pipes which are expensive.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achivement is that l have 200 trees that l planted in the year 2007.They create a cool micro environment in our home.I will soon get a good income when l sell them.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest harship in my life is that l don't have enough resources to expand my rice farming.In addition to that is the ever changing climatic conditions.The rains are low,like this year my harvest was poor.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of my day is in the morning when working in my rice farm.l put all my efforts on it because its my main source of income.