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Beatrice
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
41
workCampaign
UBI
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22nd Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
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Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My goal in the next four months is to plaster my house. We normally sleep on the floor and the dust is usually too much to contain. Maintaining such a house is also a hustle since it wears out very first and one has to repair it more often. I felt that plastering it will be the best option. We will no longer risk contracting respiratory diseases from the dust. I will also stay for long before repairing the plastered floor
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I really want to thank Give Directly because it gave me an opportunity to get access to a new iron-roofed house which I was longing to have but I could not because of financial constraints, thus this is the biggest difference in my daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer. I have been saving in our merry go, round group until I managed to raise enough amount of money to enable me to put up a new house. I am now staying a happy life with fewer worries of being rained on once it rains.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
After plastering the floor, I believe that I will now be able to paint the walls. I have a plan of saving the transfers for the next six months to ensure this goal is met. Once the walls have been painted and the floor is well plastered, I am sure to rest for more than two years without thinking of building another house or repairing it. This will give me peace of mind to focus on doing other things, like farming to enable me to get food, for food security.
 
18th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 9 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
In most cases, I have been depositing half of the transfer in the table banking group which again cumulatively will go a long way in boosting my savings. Apart from that, I have also been using the transfers to buy food for my family which ensures that we remain food secure for most of the days.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I am planning to save as much as I can so that I can pay school fees for my kids. This has always been a great challenge to me because I am the primary earner after their father passed on some time ago.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I built a house for my son who used to sleep in a close relatives house in a nearby home. It was such a hectic duration for the young boy because he had to seek accommodation from relatives who live nearby but then I could see that he was never happy with such arrangements.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect a number of changes to take place in my life because for one I will have accumulated a number of savings in the table banking group which I will then use to meet my financial needs which include making renovations in my house as well as having enough money to pay school fees for my kids for the coming year.
 
16th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 12 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
I have been making some little savings worth 1000 KWES at the end of every month and at the end of every month, the contributions are given to one member of the group who then uses it to buy what they lack the most in their lives.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My goal includes building a new house which will be like a dream come true. I have always had this desire of getting a new house because the one I live in today is very old and is in such a dilapidated state. However, the biggest challenge so far is that I do not have the required amount of finances that can make that project become a reality.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
For me, the biggest difference is that I have been able to purchase a new solar power panel which I use to illuminate my house, especially during the night hours. Previously I used to have these paraffin lighted lamps which were so hectic to use and at times I used to lack money to buy paraffin. Additionally, the paraffin used to affect the kids' health status to a great extent which again is never a good thing.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to make a few changes in my life which include increasing the size of the land which I have been cultivating so that I can be able to generate more farm products at the end of every season. I will then use the proceeds to pay school fees for my children.
 
12th 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?
The difference I can talk about is the fact that at the end of every month I can get some little cash and that gives me some peace of heart.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I have a goal of building a new house for myself now that I have already constructed a new house for my son.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The money has been so helpful to me because right now I have been able to buy one truck of sand that I used to build a new house for my son. I went ahead to plaster the house and that alone makes me so happy.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I want to buy modern seedlings and fertilizers that will enable me to get a bumper harvest at the end of the season. The abundance in food will keep my family afloat for a very lone period to come.
 
7th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My current life is different from how it was four months in that my family is able to feed more comfortably unlike before when I had to burn and sell charcoal to help me raise money.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to buy building materials that I want to use to build a new house. My current house is leaking.
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 been to meet my family needs at least every day.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months,I expect to have bought the building materials that I will use to build my new house.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal is to shift my son from a day to school to a boarding school. At least this is going to be a reality in my life.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Were it not for the transfer,my son could have never managed to get the required medical attention for lack of money.Maybe his situation could have gotten worse. Who knows.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months,I expect to harvest a lot as I am planning to plough my farm.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that at least I have a piece of mind,I am no longer worried of the day to day upkeep in my house.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 2 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship have faced in life is in the year 2004 when I lost my husband and I couldn't provide basic needs to my children
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 and I can afford to prepare my children to go to school
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on paying school fees for my children since, I am not able to raise money for thier education
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My greatest significant achievement I have realized which I am proud of is the time when I build my home in the year 2007 after the death of my beloved husband. This in deed is a joyful to me since I can now be recognized as a person in my community