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Walter's family
Walter
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
56
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($467 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used to stay in a single roomed house that could not comfortably host my large family, it was also leaking as the iron sheets had also worn out, so when I received my third transfer, I built a three roomed spacious house. We can now fit so comfortably. The remaining amount I spent on buying goats that I am rearing, and I am hopeful that when they reproduce, I will be able to sell them and the money will help me in school fees payment given that I still have school going children. Thank you GiveDirectly.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to buy two bulls for ploughing worth 30000 KES,I bought an ox plough at 10000 KES,the remaining 10000 KES,i paid 3000 KES school fees for my son in secondary school. I used the 7000 KES balance to buy food for my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I nolonger have to beg people for an ox plough since i have my own,my son is also going to do his final exams without being sent away for fees.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I added 1000 KES from my pocket to my token payment and spent the whole amount on a bull costing me 11000 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to buy more livestock then use the remaining amount to pay school fees for my children. That is the plan I have per now with my upcoming lumpsum payment.
 
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access_time almost 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to spend our transfer on a pair of ploughing oxen to boost our ability to grow more food for our family. We are also planning to spend part of the transfer on household items and school fees for our children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is supporting my children's education. I consider this as an investment for the future.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is is seeing my children sit at home instead of being in school because of lack of money to pay their fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I have completed all the day's chores and am relaxing at home.