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Alice
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Raising livestock
faceAge:
72
workCampaign
UBI
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12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
I have been able to pay school fees for my grandchildren which means that they spend most of their time in school getting to learn what the teachers teach them as opposed to spending time at home and missing out on several classes.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I have a goal of buying fertilizers and seedlings that I will use in the forthcoming planting season. I want to make sure that I get a bumper harvest at the end of the season.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I have experienced a lot of difference in my life as a result of getting the monthly transfers because I have been able to buy a calf which I am now rearing within the compound. I want to make sure that it grows until such a time when it will be mature and maybe eventually give birth to other calves.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
God willing when we get there I will have another plan but for me right now, my top priority every month when I get the transfers is to make sure that I clear the school fees arrears for my grandchildren because that is the biggest burden I have at the moment.
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 6 months 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 l am pay school fee for my grandchildren with ease. I am also eating well as compared to before.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I do not have any new goal a part from paying school fee for my grandchildren.
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 pay school fee for my grandchildren comfortably without so much strangle as compared to before.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l expect to continue paying for my grandchildren fee.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2735 KES ($27 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
Currently I do not have any new goal.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I have a sheep in my compound just like my neighbours.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I plan to renovate my house especuially the leaking roof and fence my compound.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
I now have a sheep of my own which I will use as a rembrance of Give Directly and a property of my own which I can later sell to meet my financial needs.
 
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access_time 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am currently facing is dealing with sickness. I experience severe chest pains when I do heavy duties like farming, this prevents me from fending for myself and doing my household duties forcing me to depend on the support of my children and grandchildren.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning after milking my cows and taking them out of the shed to graze. My biggest joy is knowing that my cows are well fed and taken care of because that is also an assurance of enough milk.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on buying food items so that I don't have to completely depend on my children.I also plan to save part of it to buy a dairy cow that will produce enough milk for selling and for my own personal use.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am most proud of is being able to take care of my grandchildren who were orphaned at a tender age. I am proud that I managed to educate them up to the university where they are almost graduating. They will soon be independent and will be able to take care of me as well.