GiveDirectly - "Interesting Spending"
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We like to give cash because it enables people to do many different things, some things that we have never heard about. Some you might think are good and some maybe you think are bad. Was there anyone that you knew who spent in a different or interesting way in your village?
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She says the person who used the money on dowry impressed her.
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I heard that someone,is a recipient in a neighboring village(komenya) just spent it on food and alcohol instead of doing something meaningful/something that can be seen
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She says the person who used the money in payment of fee to a candidate impressed her.
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I decided to buy a power saw so people call me./hire me,and I use it to cut down the trees/wood for building houses,making furniture and some use the wood (its burnt) to make charcoal,this is the work I do to earn a living(cutting down trees (using my power saw), meant for those purposes)
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There was a woman who opted to pay university fee for her son.This the only parent I heard of who decided to pay University fee which is a different option from us and it was a good option.
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There is only one recipient in this village who decided to pay dowry with his cash and this was interesting.
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You now see/hear that an individual is always drunk and you get to know they received the cash indeed and some just spent it on alcohol and prostitution.
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I decided to rare pigs I had wished to do that.Are of opposite sex.And am the only one raring pigs in this village haven't seen any other person raring pigs in this village. I have hopes they soon give birth I sell the meat to a near by butchery in our center.Which will be profitable to me.
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there was an old man who has a very different style of building that the all admire
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Her neighbor who was disable and old now has a house which is not leaking
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those who bought land
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One individual bought cross breed cows
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A couple(husband and wife after the cash transfer) opted to buy a solar energy system and is using it to charge peoples' phones in their home as people pay them,acting as an interesting,continuous source of income
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Some people started fish pond projects while others ventured into growing crops in a green house
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someone who built a big permanent house which people never thought he would do but he added some of his money
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its her who they added some amount and bought a power saw machine which earns them a lot of profit
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his sister who built her own house in their home since she is not yet married but has children, which also acts as her mother's kitchen. himself who has expanded his wines and spirits business
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an old woman who has plastered her entire house as her house now looks presentable and not like other old people who did not spend it that way
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someone who bought an ox-pough and now uses on other people's farms and earns a living
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someone who added some amount to the transfer and bought a very big piece of land.
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someone who started a livestock business
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One recipient decided to rare broilers(chicken),sells the eggs and the broilers too in town and in the village to those who want to buy too.
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one who bought a bicycle that eased his movements and the rest he spent is on food
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Himself he paid KP(Kenya Power) for electricity connection in his workshop
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Personally he bought a solar panel
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one recipient bought a boat for fishing
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He says there was a person who decided to expand his brick business in the village and is living large and even employed more people in the village.
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She says the person who used the money in buying 5 cows impressed her most.
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The people who used the money in building.
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Those who built houses.
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The person who used the money in business the cereals business.
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Some people started business and they still get some income
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Building a house
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one person who rented a piece of land and planted sweet potatoes that he sells and for his consumption
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He says there was a person who started an electronic shop in the village.
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She says there was a person who bought power saw that he uses in business and this impressed her.
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She says that there was a person in the community who used the money in buying a motorbike and has left the basic things that he used to do that is farming. Though he still farms but now he pays people to do this work for him.
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A collegue from the village started up a business,she sells cloths and maize and gets good profit from the business.Her life changes everyday.
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purchasing water generator, pipes and seeds for his farming activities
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those who have spent it on livestock because most people have used it for building
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some one who bought a diary cow for milk as this is different from others since many people have used it for building
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someone who lives in a thatched house but has only plastered the floor and the veranda and since she never had any children, she opted to only spend a little on the house but eat the rest since she feels that she is old and might even die soon and the house will be left there without her enjoying living in it. she also felt that no one provides for her so she only preferred to spend the larger part of the transfer on food
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some one who used a tractor to plough her farm, bought fertilizers and has now several people on her farm. this has really created employment to several people in the village
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someone who had saved some money and was now able to buy a second hand motorbike and is now helping in as it is for business. people never thought he could do this because he is a drunkered and no one thought he would have a clear mind to think of something such big
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those who have used it for paying dowry as many focused on development issues
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someone who bought land for building his own home since his father had little land to divide to his sons.
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a female recipient who have the transfer in paying her daughter-in-law's dowry. this was a unique act as the larger part of the transfer she used on buying a cow and goats for the bride price
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There is a neighbor who has bought a motor cycle.
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Cementing of houses.
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there is an old lady who had a very bad house but now she build a house
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some bought livestock.
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A brother paid for dowery and build a nice house
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