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Roselyne
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Hairdressing
faceAge:
23
workCampaign
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23rd Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
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Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new or additional goals for my life for the next four months is to open a saving account with equity bank. I thought of opening a savings account because my firstborn is soon finishing primary education and that translates, I must have money to take him to Secondary School. I do not a have any additional reliable source of income apart from what I receive from Give Directly. Therefore I must start saving the little I get so that when time comes for his admission to Secondary school I would have saved enough.
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 I that I updated my NHIF monthly contribution. I want to thank Give Directly for enabling me to access quality and convenient health care through NHIF services. I thought of insuring my family the moment I started receiving money from the Organisation. It has been helping me a lot more so my two children since they are prone to diseases.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to have opened a training saloon premise. next six months. I believe I have the skills to do so and I can teach someone well to have the skills too. In addition, having a training premise will enable me to have an additional source of income. Having an additional source of income will enable me to buy more saloon equipment that will attract more customers hence leading to increase in daily income. I would be in a position to support my family financially with no difficulty.
 
18th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life is different from how it would have been four months ago in that I was able to boost my hairdressing business which was almost collapsing. I was afraid I would lose my main source of income. I had run out of stock and the business was not doing well. I had thought of taking a loan to revive the business but before I could do that, I started receiving my transfers. I used the transfers to buy more stock so that I could continue with the business. Thanks to GD I still have my business.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
In the next four months, I plan to buy building materials such as iron sheets, timber and nails which I will use in building a new house. I am living in a leaking grass thatched house and I feel I should have a better house which can accommodate my family well.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my daily life since I started receiving these transfers in that I have a medical card. I do get quality treatment because of my National Hospital Insurance card which I do service on a monthly basis with part of my transfers. In the past, I would not get quality treatment because I did not have the resources to pay for the card. With GD transfers, I was able to acquire NHIF card which has been very important in my life. I don't strain to treat anyone in my family as before.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, my life will change in that my business will have picked up well and I would not struggle as I used to. Through the business, I will have resources to meet all my needs in time. I know I will be financially stable because of GD transfers.
 
15th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
The other difference in my life is that my children are never sent home for school fees and they have all the school requirements in time. My income from hairdressing business was not much to cater for all my needs. My children would be sent home regularly because I was not able to keep up paying their fees arrears in time. I have been using part of my monthly transfers to pay their fees which is a great step in my life. In as much as I have not cleared their balance, they are not sent home for school fees anymore.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
In the next four months, I wish to buy building materials such as iron sheets, timber, and nails which I want to use in building a new house. The one I have now is too old and could collapse anytime. It was built three years ago and due to strong winds and rains in my area during the rainy seasons, the walls have been weakened. I would want to build another one before this one collapse.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my daily life since I started receiving these transfers is that I can now get quality healthcare for me and my family. Before the transfers, I could not get to good hospitals because I did not have the money to pay in good hospitals. In most cases, I would have to give my children herbs because my income from hairdressing business would not allow us to go to good hospitals. When I started receiving these transfers, I went and acquired an NHIF card which allows me to go to good hospitals to get quality treatment. Thanks to GD.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I would want to start my own hairdressing business. I have been working in a friend's salon but I feel its time I have my own. I know with the step the transfers have taken me, I will be able to establish my own to improve my financial status.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
I recently used my transfers to buy a solar lighting system and we no longer have to use a smoky lantern for lighting. This is quite exciting for my children who can now do their homework with ease.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I would like to register for the National Hospital Insurance Fund, which is the most affordable medical insurance cover in the country. I have always wanted to register, but it was impossible due to little income. With the help of these monthly transfers, I can now be able to make the payment so that whenever my children and I fall sick,I will have an easy time paying the bills.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
Hairdressing job is quite an unpredictable job and not all days are good. Before, failing to get a customer would mean failure to get food for that particular day and even other requirements, but with these transfers, I am always assured of something to eat even when I don't have a job.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to have rented my own salon near my current area of residence so that I can establish a strong customer base and maximize my income from the hairdressing job that I usually do. I will also use the premises as a cosmetic shop and I am sure that I will be making enough money to comfortably take care of my family needs.
 
7th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Months ago,I was really struggling to raise money for my children's school fees,but since I started receiving the transfers
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I would like to register for the national hospital insurance fund so that I can have an easy time whenever my kids or I fall sick.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
Those last four months have been relatively easy because I could easily provide for my family with the aid of the transfers that I have been receiving from GD.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I hope that in the next six months,I will be stable enough so that I can move out of my parents' house and rent my own place.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
455 KES ($5 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goals are to educate myself better and my children and to buy land to do better farming.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The difference in my daily life are improved business and added stock and my family is eating well
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I plan to get NHIF card and pay for it and to improve the diet of my family.
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 this transfer is that my business is going on well and I have added more stock to my business.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 4 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is lack of employment.Taking care of my two children when I had no source of income was very difficult because the children were mostly out of school and going hungry. I had to take a step of creating a source of income by starting up a business.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when my children are back from school are narrates with innocence of a child how their day was.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend my transfer on addition of more stock to my salon business,pay NHIF that will assist in catering for my medical expenses and pay school fees for my children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that am most proud of is taking up a course in hairdressing and opening up a salon business. After separating with my husband,I did casual work and generated money for the course and capital and today am proud that the returns can be seen.