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Tabitha
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
87
workCampaign
UBI
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19th 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 a part from continuing to invest in farming because farming is the only source of income that I have and it has been doing very well and I hope it will continue to better my life.
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 since I started receiving the money I have been working on my farm with ease. I have been able to hire people to work on my farm even if I do not go to the farm being that I am sickling. I can also say with confidence that since I started receiving the money I have been planting a bigger portion of my land like even more than one hector which I was not doing before. I also got enough yield that I am still feeding on, I do not spend money to buying maize from the market and I would do this for the next harvesting season .
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months I expect to continue investing in farming and getting enough produce for my consumption and also to sell some for my family up keep.
 
16th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time almost 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 because I am eating a well balanced diet I do not eat one type of food, being that I have money that I can spend to buy any type of food I want. I am also staying in a nice paint house as much as I have not completed painting the whole house.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I will continue saving for my project of painting some parts of the house that I did not complete painting. Since I want my house to go back to it's states as it was before. By painting will make it strong and durable.
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 am able to aquire basic needs such as food without too much struggle as I used to do before. I also manage to paint some part of my house which had faded off and now atleast I am now staying in a nice good looking house, as much as I have not completed painting it.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months I expect to have painted the whole of my house and staying in a nice good looking house
 
11th 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?
Currently, my life is different in that I am no longer stressed in terms of money to cater to my family's basic needs because I have been able to cultivate a bigger parcel of land. Therefore, I am certain of enough yields at the end of this harvest through selling part of my farm produce and get an income.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
Due to my old age its difficult to engage in hectic projects hence I don't have a new goal for the next four months but rather to save and invest in cultivating my land where I can get an income through selling my farm produce.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
Before GIveDirectly came to my village I would rely on my children for food or borrowed from friends and relatives when I had no option. The biggest difference in my daily is that have hired workers to assist me in cultivating my farm, as a result, have been able to cultivate a bigger parcel of land. Therefore, I am certain of enough yields at the end of this harvest to feed my family and sell part of it to get an extra income.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect in the next six months my life shall have changed since I would have harvested enough to feed my family and with this, it will warrant a happy and healthy life for us.
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 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 the way it was four months ago in that I have been able to meet my needs at the right time without challenges.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
In the next four months of my life, I expect to have saved enough money to renovate the house which is old so that it can look neat.
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 to work on my farm at the right time without challenges. This is because I'm able to employ people to work on the farm at the right time thus the crops are doing so well.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I expect to have saved some money for constructing a new kitchen because the current kitchen is almost falling.
 
3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 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.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that these payments have helped me do things that otherwise would have been impossible to do such as farming.I am able to hire laborers to work on my farm as I am not able to do so by myself.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to be a lot more independent than I was before because these transfers will enable me to buy my requirements without having to absolutely depend on my son.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
If I had never received the transfers, I would not have done the farming because I am currently bedridden due to an accident which I had that paralyzed me.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I plan to buy a few household items such as bedding and utensils as these are the things I require most at this moment.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 6 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face is my dissability. It makes me spend a lot of money on hired labour because I can not do anything myself.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I get to wake up in good health, I am able to see another day and I thank God for the gift of life.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer to buy certified seeds and fertilizer on this planting season. I believe if all goes well I will have good harvest.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The biggest achievement that I am proudest of is last year when I managed to harvest 10 bags of maize and I got enough to feed myself and sold the surplus.