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Daisy
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
22
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?
I do not have any new or additional goal in life since am planning to actualize my goal by opening a shop in our nearest town. I settled on this since having a business is advantageous compared to depending on doing some casual work. This will be my main source of income which I will be using to support my family and siblings.
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 preceding the current transfer is that I have been able to save some money towards achieving my goals. I was previously given KES 9000 from our merry go round group and after topping up with what I had, I currently have KES 15000. I am planning to use this money to open a shop in our town since it is not far from home. I will be running this business since employing someone to run it for me might not be efficient.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, my life will have changed in that I will have opened a shop in our town. I will be running this shop so that I can avoid running into a loss because of the misappropriation of funds. Also, I expect that I will have expanded my poultry keeping project. I will be using the income from this project to cater for our daily needs.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 5 years 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 been able to meet the basic household needs without having to struggle. There are times that I receive the money and I literally have no basic household commodities in the house. I have been able to use the money to buy these basic necessities contrary to the times when we used to find it hard to meet the basic household needs. This has assisted me a lot considering that my mother is sick and cannot do the casual jobs that she used to do to help us in meeting the basic household needs.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My additional plans for the next four months is to be able to open up a general shop. The general shop shall help me a lot in meeting the basic household needs for the family. I plan to actualize this once I get the money from our monthly merry go round contributions which is happening next month and the month following that one. I am optimistic that this shall definitely come to happen.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my daily life that has happened over the last four months is that I have been able to make my monthly merry go round successfully without fail. Once I get the contributions next month, then I will use the money accumulated to buy a dairy cow. I have this urge of owning an asset of my own. This will definitely help me now and in the future when I will have to pay school fees for my child. I also have plans of starting a small business of my own and be self employed once I get this money.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months I expect the living standards of my family to rise and generally have more assets for the family in terms of livestock and other family assets. This will definitely make us a happy family in the long run. I have plans of selling the assets that shall have been accumulated then and be able to buy a piece of land.
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 5 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 in that I have been able to support my parents by buying them some seats and cushions which we did not have before. I am still at home and when I received the money I was given at the merry go round group, I was able to buy some seats and seat cushions. I have always wished to buy them for my parents before getting married because I always do not feel good when visitors come and we have no seats for them to sit on.
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 two more goats. Goats increase in number within a short period of time. I will sell them after they have increased in number and use the money to buy a cow. I will sell these cows after they have increased in number and use the money to buy a plot. I have a daughter born outside of wedlock and if I get married, she will stay with my parents according to our tradition. This plot will act as my investment for her as I always want to see her happy. I am also planning to be saving my salary so that I will later use them to start a shop business. this will act as my source of income which I will use to support my parents and my daughter's education.
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 preceding the current transfer is that I now own a goat which I did not have before. I was able to acquire this using my transfers. I now believe that it will increase in number and I can be able to buy a cow using the money I will get after selling them. I decided to buy the goat since it is affordable and it increases in number within a short period of time.
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 will have bought two goats. My current goat will have also reproduced and increase in number. With this, I will be knowing that I am also almost fulfilling my dream of owning a cow and later a plot. I will also be in the process of opening a shop. This shop will act as my source of income and I will be using the money I will be getting to support my family.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
4560 KES ($45 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
Sitting on a new furniture in our household, something which was not in our plans before is the greatest difference in my daily life since I started receiving the transfers.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
Changing our family appearance is all would wish to see in the next six months.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Currently I am running my own maize buying and selling business which I would not be having if I had not received the transfers. This has made my life completely different since I am the one owning and running it and at least I can see it grow with time since i am still believing that the promise from Give Directly that we would still be receiving the money for sometimes is still alive.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have a new goal to start livestock keeping which would be ranging from poultry keeping to dairy farming.
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship I have ever faced in my life was when I dropped out of school after my kcpe exams in 2010,because my parents could not afford to pay my secondary school fees ,it has really been a big challenge getting a good job because of my education background,this has really made me sad,because if I had gotten a good education my life would have been better
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning,because its not a guarantee to wake up but its the will of God that enables me to wake up feeling healthy,strong and vibrant to take on the days activities,am usually happy in the morning
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Am planning to my transfer to expand my business,I usually sell maize on small stock,when I get money will move to buying in big stock and selliing to the market
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My achievement am proudest of is when I got a job as a store clerk in the nearby local academy,I come from a very humble background and it has really helped me to fend for my five months old kid and to support my elderly parents at home