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Dennis
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
19
workCampaign
UBI
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8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life currently different from how it was four months ago in that I have developed a saving culture which was not happening before due to lack of income. But now I have some amount to save for future plans.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new additional goals for my life for the next four months is that I would have started this poultry keeping project. I will be selling eggs at a nearby centers to earn an income to support my family and even pay my college fee.
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 join saving group that is existing in the village. Before I was not able to join any group in the village because I could not raise the money. I have also saved some money and I'm planning to start a poultry keeping project. The project will earn me an income to support my family to meet the basic needs of the family and to pay my rent at school and also part of the college fees.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in the next six month in that I will have started my college studies and I would have also helped my other siblings to pay their school fees.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 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?
The goals which I now have is to start poultry keeping and join college in order to further my studies.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is currently is different since I have been able to buy some timber which I want to use in constructing a house for chicken.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in that I will have joined college and will have started poultry keeping.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The fact that I can now make my dream of poultry keeping come true makes me feel happy.
 
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What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
When i was in form three.i suffered a strange illness which made me be on and off from school.I would come home for a week ,seek medication and go back to school only to fall sick again and have to go back home.This happened severally with visits to different hospitals not being of much help.Eventually,i was treated by a specialist in Tenwek Hospital and recovered fully.This affected my studies because there is some coursework i was unable to cover while away.This is the biggest hardship i have faced
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when every member of my family is back from their daily chores and we can all sit together and share a meal.During this time,we reminisce about old times and experiences and it makes me happy.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend the transfer in starting poultry farming(improved Kienyeji)to enable me get some income
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
When i was in secondary school,my parents were having difficulties paying my school fees.In order to assist them,i ploughed a piece of land where i planted maize.The harvest was good and we sold the maize and raised enough money to pay my school fees.This is the achievement am proudest of.