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Evalyn
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
27
workCampaign
UBI
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26th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
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Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to start a small business to boost my income. Currently, I rely on a small income from casual work as my main source of income. The income has not been much hence I have not been able to provide for my family well. I would not want to continue ion the same state again after the transfers.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I built a new house last year and I have always wanted to plaster it but due to low income from farming, it has always remained to be a dream. But when I started receiving these transfers, I started a small savings account which I used to buy building materials such as cement and sand. I have used the materials to plaster the house. My house is now presentable.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I would want to have a small business as my main source of income. I have been relying on casual work of ploughing on other peoples' farm as my main source of income. As a result of unreliability from casual work, I have not been providing for my family well which I would want to improve on. I want to have a stable source of income which will help me reduce my financial burden and I do not over-work to get an income. This is why I have resolved in starting a business.
 
22nd Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
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Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to start saving and spend the money to buy plastering materials and complete plastering my house that I had started plastering but I could not complete because of lack of money. I had plastered the inner part but outer side which is wall is really in bad state that I keep on repairing every now and then because when it rains it wash it down.
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 l now have peace in my house since my spouse no longer come back home very later as he used to do before and now we are happy as a family. Since I started receiving the transfer I can not miss a meal in a day because I am able to borrow things from the near by shop knowing that I will definitely pay because I am sure of getting money at the end of the month.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l would have continue saving to enable me achieve my dream of completing plastering my house.
 
20th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Currently, my life is different from how it was in that, I have been able to fully furnish my house. I have been able to buy seats and other household items that I couldn't afford previously. These transfers have made me achieve a lot within a short time. I can accommodate many visitors without asking small household items like I used to do before I started getting these transfers. I can only thank GiveDirectly for removing the shame of begging most of the time.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to boost my business. I normally operate a kiosk which is doing well but I want to restock it by adding a variety of goods so as to attract many customers. The challenge that I have at the moment is getting the brands of goods that my customers want. I am in the process of solving this and I am hopeful that all will go well. I have been running it for six months with the help of the transfer. I don't regret starting it. I will do all I can to ensure It succeeds.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my daily life in the last four months is that I was able to plaster the whole of my house. My mud-walled house had several defects which had a negative impact on our health. The dust could make us catch flu and cough, this was expensive because I had to use a lot of money for treatment. Today the house now looks decent after plastering it. Apart from that, none of my family members has gone to the hospital for treatment for the past three months
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
My expectation in the next six months is to expand my business. Since I live here, I know almost all the needs that my community have if not all. I am working hard to ensure that I bring all these items because its the only way that I will attract more customers. I wish I could get everything they need so that they will not lack anything that they want.
 
15th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time almost 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 because I was able to pay school fees for my child who now gets to stay in school and concentrate on their studies. I also bought stationery and school uniforms for the child. I also saved and bought building materials i.e cement and sand that I used to plaster the house. We now live in a beautiful house that is the envy of everyone in my village.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I want to save more and buy more stock to boost my business to increase my profits. This will see an increase in income for family upkeep.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my life is that I have saved and bought building materials i.e cement and sand to plaster my house. We had built a new house but could not afford to buy the building materials as my husband's motorcycle business generated minimal income which could only help us buy food for consumption. I am now a proud owner of a beautiful house. Thanks to GiveDirectly.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I want to save and buy a sofa seat to beautify my home and also buy cardboard to store my utensils. I would also need to save to boost my business by restocking it to generate more income. With an increase in profit level, our lives are bound to change for the better.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time almost 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 was four months ago since I have completed building my house. When transfers came, I have since managed to save the amount in a merry-go-round contribution which enabled me to buy building materials i.e. cement, sand and windows. I have a plastered my house. Additionally, I was able to buy cushions and other household items.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I do want to save the transfers and fulfil all the goals I had before, so now I do not have any new goals.
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 now living in a good, beautiful and warm house which is enough and can accommodate my entire family. I bought building materials and paid for labour which saw me build this house. Previously, I was living in the mud-smeared house which exposed my children to cold and flu as a result of dust.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I will have begun a business which will earn me some income to help me contribute to merry-go-round contribution. It is from here where I will buy iron sheets which will be used in building my new house. I will have peace of mind living in my own house as compared to currently where I am living in father-in-law's homestead.
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
In the last for month l have manage to start my dream project of plastering my house.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I do not have a new goal for the next for months since l have not yet achieve my dream of plastering my house of which l know in the next four months l will still be saving for it.
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 l manage to start my dream project of plastering my house.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l will have complete plastering my house.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
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The recipient was not asked any questions as part of this follow up.
 
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access_time 5 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I had faced when thieves brooke into my house and made away with some of my business stock which has since then rendered me jobless
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is everyday when I woke up very early in the morning in a healthy life and I can prepare my children to go to school
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Housewife
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My greatest achievement which am proud of is in the year 2016 when I was selling groceries and I could make a profit which in turn could take care of us