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Daniel
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
38
workCampaign
UBI
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16th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My next goal in the coming months is to begin on keeping poultry. Poultry keeping has a lot of benefits which include laying eggs that can be sold for money. Eggs can also be used as food for the improvement of family's health.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my daily life for the past four months is that I have currently boasted of goats which I bought with the transfers. I had none previously but with the aid from GiveDirectly, I currently own seven of them. The reason why I feel this is an achievement is that goats do multiply very fast therefore, I will have enough of them to help me in paying school fees for my children which are coming in the very near future. Education is very important in today’s life and I wouldn’t want my children to miss.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
My expectation in the next six months is to ensure that I have established a poultry keeping project. Thorough the monthly transfers that I get from GiveDirectly, I am very sure that I will build the poultry house and even buy chicken even if it means doing so in small numbers first and then add more as time goes by.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life is currently different from how it used to be before I started receiving transfers from Give Directly because I managed to buy sheep and goats to rear. The sheep I have multiplies very fast since they reproduce three times in a year. The wealth I am creating is a result of the investment I made over the last four months. I managed to do these investments through the assistance I got from this organization and I thank them for that.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I plan to start poultry keeping using the next transfers. Start-up capital is usually very expensive therefore when I got the means to do it through the transfers from Give Directly, I didn't hesitate. I want to do this business because I know that this transfer will stop soon. I want to cushion my self by establishing another source of income so that I don't get stranded once this organization terminates their project in this village
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my daily life ever since I started receiving transfers from Give Directly is that I an now able to comfortably pay school fees for my child who is in secondary school. Being that I am a tout, I sometimes lack the money to pay school fees since this job is unreliable. My child would definitely drop out of school and I would have failed him as a parent. Once I started receiving transfers from Give Directly I joined a merry go round to with an intention to save my monthly income. I can now comfortably pay my child's school fees through the saved money. I always feel happy when I see my child everyday go to school just like the rest of the students in the village. I can't thank Give Directly enough for helping me do this.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to have established a good poultry system on my farm. I am planning to add more equipment and all other materials that are essential but lacking on my farm. I also plan to buy chicken every month using the transfers. I feel like I would reap more if I invest in this sector because few people are doing it. The demand for chicken in this region is also very high. This will aid me in school fee payment as I am going to have several sources of income. I believe my business will be fully established by next year.
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Currently, my son has joined the secondary school of his choice and I managed to pay all the required school fees. Using the transfers, I have cleared his first term fees. I also own livestock that I bought from the transfers. I own three goats and a calve that will help meet my financial future obligations as a father. My driving job as a driver is not constant employment as I work whenever there is work for my employer. This had been exposing me to situations where I have no income even for a whole month. The constant and unfailing transfers form GiveDirectly have made sure that I have all that I need.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I don't have an additional plan as I am continuously paying my contribution to my merry go round group. I want to keep saving in order to be in good standings with my other group members.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my life over the last four months is the sheep we jointly bought with my wife. I know that I have assets that can help me in times of dire financial needs. I use the cash I get every month to buy one. I have now gotten three goats as we speak. I feel secure financially because of the GIveDirectly transfers.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
My life in the next six months will be different because I will because I will be having savings to use in starting a business. I will start a shopkeeping business to be ruined by my wife. This will become an additional source of income.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2735 KES ($27 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
At the moment, there is no difference in my daily life since I have not even harvested the beans which I planted just recently.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in that I will have built a chicken pen and will be having more than 100 chicken. I will have also increased my savings.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life currently is different since I have been able to plant some beans.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
The new goals I now have is to build a chicken pen and buy some chicken since I want to start keeping them in large numbers of not less than 100.
 
Enrolled
access_time 6 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship has been with raising my kids,sometimes I am unable to get enough money since I have no reliable source of income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning because in the morning is when Iam positive that the day could bring something good.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfers on starting a small business where I will be dealing in shoes.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My biggest achievement so far is being able to buy two calfs through my little earnings,Iam hoping that they will mature soon and we start getting milk.