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Winny
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
18
workCampaign
UBI
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16th 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 main aim for doing farming which I love the most is to raise money for paying rent and buying myself personal items when I will be joining University in January. The crops which I managed to plant with the money which I received from Give Directly are almost ready for harvesting. This would enable me to realize my goal.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
In the last four months, I have been investing my transfers in farming. I bought some vegetables, pepper, and butternut for planting. I also spent part of it to purchase chemicals for controlling pests and diseases to ensure maximum yield. All these crops are unique to me as it doesn't have much competition in the market. I opted for this farming so that I would have more income to raise money for personal use once I join university next year. Now the crops are doing so well and are almost ready for harvesting. I believe I will earn good income from the sale of the produce which would enable me to cater to my school fees and some for rent and food.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I would have a joint university and since then I would have sold the farm harvest I will have an easy time to settle in school by paying my rent and give my parent easy time to look for money to pay school fees. I won't bother them to give me money for personal use nor buying food.
 
12th 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 because I don try in my parents to get money to use on my personal needs. having completed my secondary education recently, I am glad that I have the money that I can use in preparing myself to join a college where I wish to take a course in nursing. Making money from farming enables met to collect the items that I would need to start the course. I am drawing closer and closer to my dream by helping my parents to reduce the cost of joining when the time comes.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I don't have an additional goal but just to keep doing capsicum farming until I get really good at it. Once my market expands, I will then plan to expand the piece of the farm that I grow them in.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my life is the investment that I made in farming. Using the money I recived, I bought capsicum seeds and planting fertilizer. The crop is doing so well now an I a, already reaping from it. I accept a good market in my village as many people like to use it as spices in their foods. I enjoy making money from farming and using it to meet my needs.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to have started a nursing course at a local college here. I will be using the mine to meet my education costs and to cater for myself in case I will need to be buying food. I will be doing so well at that time.
 
8th 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?
My life is currently different in that I have changed our home for the better. I improved our home by buying plastic carpets that have reduced the dust that was always a bother in the living room. We also managed to buy a bed for my bedroom. Also importantly, I also bought enough clothing since I had now stopped using school uniforms.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
Additionally, I want to start buying items that I will need when I will be joining a college in September this year.
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 have transitioned very well into life after school where I no longer get money to meet my needs from my parents. I used the money to buy capsicum and cabbage seeds that are now a source of income. I get a regular income from the farming initiative which would not have been possible without GiveDirectly.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I will have bought enough items such as bags and clothes that I will need as I join the school to study nursing in a medical training college. I will also have saved enough for use as pocket money once I join the school.
 
4th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my daily life since I started receiving payments from GiveDirectly is that I'm able to pay my school fees and even buy textbooks to use iin school.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to be better in that I would have started poultry keeping and horticulture farming and even start computer classes.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that I'm able to study full time at school because I have cleared school fees and I have textbooks to use.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
The new goal that I have is that I want to start a poultry keeping and horticulture farming.
 
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What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Last year, I had a problem of huge fees arears in school. This happened because in that year we made huge losses in our farm which had always assisted us in clearing the balances in time. I had to stay home for close to one month and I felt my dream of getting an education would be shattered.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I have finished all the days activities. This is the time that I can relax and even find time to revise my school work.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer in paying my school fees in order to improve my own education.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I had always desired to be given a small portion of land my parents that would enable me practise farming. I was granted this request by my father and I resorted to banana farming. This practice has given me a lot of income. With the proceeds from my banana farm, I have been able to buy my own text books and even pay my transport to and from school now that am in a day school.