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John
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
subsistence farming
faceAge:
37
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($462 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used my last transfer to buy two sheep I did this as a form of saving or investment so that when they give birth it would be an added advantage, I also paid school fees for my daughter in high school, she is my first born so I know when I educate her she will educate her siblings in future. I bought cement for plastering the walls and the floor of the house the dust that was coming from the walls and ground floor without cement gave us respiratory problems, then my wife had started a small business of selling seedlings and groceries in a market nearby so I added some of the amount to her capital to boost her stock, lastly I also installed electricity in my house I paid an electrician to do the wiring and everything that involves electricity.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent a larger portion of my second transfer on buying two cows. I paid school fee for my children in school and used some money to repair my bicycle.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the peace of mind I have for having paid school fee. I also have the hopes of having more cows in future after my cows have given birth.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 9 months ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
My wife runs a grocery-she sells vegetables and therefore when I received my first transfer, we boosted the grocery with 4500 KES and invested the rest in commercial farming. I do horticultural farming, growing kales and tomatoes and therefore this money has made us more productive.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I had been waiting for this money anxiously since I knew that definitely I would get it and therefore when I ultimately received it, I just thanked God and Give Directly fraternity for the support.
 
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access_time 10 months ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing currently is being the only bread winner.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when working in my farm.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I am going to move from doing subsistence farming to commercial farming hence increasing my income and improve my living standards.