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Jackline
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
27
workCampaign
UBI
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20th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 12 days ago
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Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My plan in the next four months is to purchase an additional dairy cow to boost my milk production both for my household consumption as well as for sale. At the moment, I only have one with which, it reaches a time when it doesn't produce any more milk and hence I am forced to purchase milk for household consumption. Acquiring this additional one means Whenever one is not productive, the other one will substitute
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
Bing a tea farmer, I have for a very long time survived on it such that besides the monthly income, I always get a bonus at the end of the year. Considering this bonus always come in lumpsum, It has always enabled us to make big investments. In the last four months, I have always invested all my monthly transfers to purchase raw tea leaves from my fellow farmers so that I can sell them under my name to the nearby factory in order to boost my tea bonus at the end of the year. I am now confident that I will get a much higher tea bonus as compared to last year. Besides, I have also diversified my farming techniques by introducing other crops such as potatoes. I settled on cultivating them because they fetch a good price in the market
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I believe my life will be way much better in the next six months because I will have already harvested the potatoes currently in the farm. I expect a bumper harvest which will boost my income. My family wellbeing will generally improve.
 
16th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 5 months 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 was four months ago since I have been able to enroll my children in a private primary school to better the quality of education because before when they were in a public school. Then they could associate with their peers who were in private school there was a noticeable difference in their level of illiteracy and exposure. Enrolling them in a private school was not possible before since I could not afford due to lack of money. Therefore,ever since I changed them to a new school, their performances have greatly improved since they now get quality education and coaching.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
At the moment, I have two additional goals for my life for the next four months. First, I would intend to buy a dairy cow and add to my herd of livestock. I believe that expanding my dairy farming project will enhance a constant supply of milk throughout the year even in the dry seasons. For the surplus milk, I will be selling to my neighbors to make an extra income at the end of every month. I am also planning to cement my kitchen so that it will give me an easy task when dusting it.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
Before GiveDirectly came, all the responsibilities were on my spouse and at times when I lacked some basic items which were necessary to me, I felt embarrassed to ask him because I felt I was overburdening him. I spent part of my transfer to lease a parcel of land under tea cultivation and make an extra income by selling them in a nearby factory. Today, I have a story to tell by mentoring my peers because I make profits of at least 7000 KES every month which I am comfortably catering for my own needs and my family's as well. This has also enlightened my relationship with my spouse since he no longer sees me as a nagging wife. Being able to live an independent life is the biggest difference in my daily life in the last four months.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in the next six months in that I shall have bought a dairy cow. Meaning, the milk supply will increase and market my business even to other villages where I am also planning to sell in purposely to double my profits. In addition, I will have cemented my kitchen and the sanitation levels in it will have risen.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 9 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Four months ago, it was a real struggle to provide basic needs such as food to my family and my kids also used to go to a public school with a very low quality of education. Today I can say I am a proud parent since the business I had started is generating some income to feed for family and also provide the best education for them.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
in the next four months, my husband and I are planning to jointly invest more in the tea business by increasing stock hence generating more income.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I started a tea business where I buy tea from farmers sell it directly to a nearby tea factory. Previously, I was involved in the normal casual work in tea farms in my neighborhood. This job was so involving and strenuous. Despite all that ,I used to make meager earning and this would not sustain me and my family. Sometimes I was forced to skip some meals in a day in order to sacrifice for my children. Since I received the transfers from GiveDirectly, I opened a savings account in my Mpesa. This savings has enabled me to start the tea business which has grown tremendously. I now have some income to provide basic needs for my family and also provide the best education to my two children since I transferred them from a public school to a private one. All I can say is thanks to GiveDirectly.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I expect more profit from the current business hence more income. I am planning to save some of this income to starting a dairy farming.
 
5th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
I was very poor since i could only depend on payable contracts that were not reliable hence my family could not get money foe the basic needs.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I have a goal of getting accumulated money to finish my house that i had started constructing.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
In the last four months my life has fully changed because i was able to start a business that really helps me and my family a lot.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
My expectation is that i will want to expand my business to get more money as a pay back.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
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access_time almost 2 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is inadequacy of funds to cement floor of my house. The timber of my house are almost rotting due to exposure to moisture in the soil.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is at the afternoon when resting aftet completing my day's activities. Resting restores energy to be utilized the following day.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on starting a new business of buying and rearing poultry.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that I have managed to buy a cow using my own savings through table banking. The cow gives us adequate milk for our consumption, and we sell the surplus to gain some income.