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48200 KES ($465 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my entire third transfer to buy irons sheets, timber and nails which I have used to build my house because I was living in a small house which was very uncomfortable for my family.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that, I now have my own motorcycle which I use for transportation business and no longer works for people as casual laborers. All this would not have been possible without the money.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly did well in sending recipients money directly and not through the administration which is always corrupt. I have not seen anything that GiveDirectly did not do well.
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to buy three bulls that I will tie to a hand drawn plough and use to plough my farms where I do vegetables and rice farming.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that my farming expenses have been reduced since I have my own bulls and do not have to hire from someone to work on my farms. I have been able to do some savings which has helped me to buy food for my family.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought two sheep for 7000 KES and a solar lamp for 2500 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I will build a new hoise with my upcoming lumpsum transfer.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to spend our transfer on buying building materials so as to build our own house and move out of this house where we currently live.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is taking care of my children and other orphaned children who are dependent on me.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my life is lack of a steady stream of income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am in the house having a quiet time with my beloved wife.