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Joanes
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
89
workCampaign
UBI
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7th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 10 days 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 eating well compared to before when I had to depend on people
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I do not have any other new goal a part from buy more cattle.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my daily is that l also now have cattle that l can selling incase of emergency like other people, as compare to before when l did not have anything .
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l expect to have started a large scale cattle farming.
 
4th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 4 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 is that nowadays l can not without food even if my son has not provided for because l have my own money.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l expect to have started cattle farming.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Had l not received transfer from GD l could still be depending on my son throughout, even on personal things that l should buy on my own.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal is to start cattle farming as my future investment.
 
Enrolled
access_time 11 months ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am currently facing is not being independent. I have to depend on my daughter in-law for food and cleanliness around the house because I am a widower and too old to take care of myself.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when my daughter in-law brings me breakfast and cleans my house. This really makes me happy as I feel very cared for.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on buying household provisions and food. I am too old therefore cannot farm or do business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is taking very good care of my parents when they were still alive. By then, I was in the Army, and my biggest responsibility was making sure that my parents were well taken care of.