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Wiliter
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
31
workCampaign
UBI
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12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 7 days ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life is currently different in myriad of ways. But of most importance to me is the fact that I have been able to add an additional asset to the family's asset base. The cow that I bought shall go a long way in seeing us meet most of our financial needs without having to struggle like we have done before. Moreover, I have been able to meet most of the needs that I were not able to meet in the past. I can now give descent food to my children as well as provide them with descent dressing like children of other well to do families. This feeling has rejuvenated my pride as a parent and I cannot stop being grateful to GiveDirectly.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
In the next four months my focus shall be on making sure that I make my monthly merry go round contribution to the other remaining members in the group. They owe me the money since they have already made their contributions to me. I will do everything I can to make sure that I pay back the money through the monthly transfers that I receive from GiveDirectly. After completing this round, then my focus shall be on buying household furniture.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
When we started receiving these transfers, we decided to join merry go round groups that enabled us pool our resources together. This has seen me be able to collect up to KES 20000 last month when It was my turn to get the contributions. The money was so helpful to us as we were able to buy a dairy cow. This asset shall be of great help to us in the days to come. We shall have milk for family consumption and possibly sell the surplus. Moreover, this cow shall reproduce and give rise to more livestock which are of great importance in meting most of the financial emergencies that may arise.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I shall have been able to buy household furniture that will enable me live a more comfortable life at home and make my family happier. I shall also be able to welcome visitors much more comfortably than I can do now.
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 4 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 taken a step ahead to purchase iron sheets to replace the old ones. The current ones are really rusted such that they might start leaking very soon
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal for the next four months is to buy a dairy cow. This will be very helpful to my family as it will provide milk for my family consumption hence cut down on the daily expenses that I am currently incurring on milk purchase
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am currently living a stress free life knowing that I will be getting transfers after every month enough to sustain my family for a month
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change for the better in the next six months since as I am planning to purchase a dairy cow, I will no longer incur expenses on buying milk. Besides, since it will have calved down by then, my herd size will increase
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 11 months ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
The new goals which I now have is to buy a cow and later build a house for my family.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life currently is different since I now have a plan of buying a cow.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in that I will no longer be doing some casual work since I will be concentrating in my farm and I will have also bought a cow.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
My daily household expenditure is that my children now days lacks no food.
 
Enrolled
access_time 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i have faced in my life was when i lost my child last year in September. I gave birth to a premature baby at Longisa Hospital who had a hole on his spinal cord. He was admitted and the hospital bill accumulated to ksh80,000. My family and friends helped me raise ksh40,000 but my child succumbed to death. I am currently struggling to raise the remaining ksh40,000 in order to clear the hospital bill
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening. My husband and i reunited January this year after abandoning us for a long time. Every morning when i wake up, i pray that God protects him and prevent him from swaying during the day- and to bring him back home safely in the evening. When he arrives home, i am always happy trusting that he will never leave our family again.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on buying cattle and building a new house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement i am proudest of is being able to take care of my children. My spouse abandoned us in 2009 when my children were still young and i had no job, this forced me to work in my neighborhood as a casual labourer. I thank God for my good health and strength since this makes me work tirelessly to ensure my children go to school and they never lack food.