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Jacob
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
30
workCampaign
UBI
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8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 3 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 have a financial support from GiveDirectly. I can say I have a reliable source of income from the monthly pay that I normally get and I have also stared saving.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to build a house because I stay in my uncle's but I feel owing mine will be better.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I used to do odd jobs to earn a living but I wanted to have a different source of income to certain my needs. Right now the biggest difference in my daily life in the last four months is that I managed to started planting cabbage which is a unique idea in our village because most of the people prefer planting sukuma wiki.
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 harvested my cabbage and use the money to join collage.
 
4th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 8 months 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 can save easily for my education.
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 started a business hence from the income I will be able to take care of my needs easily.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is currently different from how it would have been if I never received the transfer in that, I can purchase whatever I need or even take care of my medical bills easily unlike before.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goals are; to start an agribusiness for income generation and also build my house since currently I stay in a relative's place.
 
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access_time 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
"The biggest hardship i have faced in my life is the rough part of life after the death of my parents when i was 13 years of age. Before that, life was smooth and good because we could be provided with our needs but after i lost my parents, my brothers and i were to depend on relatives for our care and other basic provisions."
What is the happiest part of your day?
" The happiest part of my day is morning because at this time, as a farmer, i fully engage myself in farming activities. The weather is still cool and i still have enough energy to conduct my duties on the farm."
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
" I am planning to spend my transfer on, buying farm inputs like seeds and fertilizer, building materials for my house as well as paying college fees."
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
"The achievement i am proud of was working hard in school to pass my final examinations despite the fact that i lost my parents when i was still young and the difficult life i faced there after, i could still work hard for my destiny."