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Anna
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
55
workCampaign
UBI
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22nd Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 12 days ago
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Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I am looking forward to improving my farming techniques to see if I can get different results. This was I can confidently say that farming is my source of livelihood.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference is that I can get all my three meals without fail. This was not the case before, I used to toil the land to earn a living from the farm produce. This was never a guarantee at all and hence some days we were forced to go without meals or ratio the quantities. This was embarrassing and unhealthy but thanks to GD that is not the case anymore.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I am I believe I will have moved a step ahead. I anticipate to have bought a few livestock for rearing and my modern farming will have kicked up.
 
18th 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?
The last four months have been tough because most of the cash has been helping me in paying for my hospital bills after I got involved in a road accident. I am glad that through the money, I have been able to get quality treatment and so far I am doing quite well.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My plan is to invest more in agriculture because that is the only way we can get food going into the future and make sure that we get even a surplus which we can sell out in exchange of cash.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I have been buying seedlings and fertilizers from the one-acre fund organization which normally sells the improved versions of hybrid seeds and fertilizers at a subsidized rate.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect that my life to change in the future because I have a plan of buying a cow which will act some short term saving going into the unforesseable future. The advantage is that I stand a chance to gain back my cash by selling the cow in the event that I run out of finances.
 
15th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 8 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 would have been because currently, I can afford to have all my three meals and even buy clothes for myself this is an achievement. Before I used to have either one or two meals at most and my clothes were old and I could replace them because of limited resources.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I am looking forward to purchasing a cow for the purpose of rearing and earning an income in the future.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
My daily life difference in the preceding last four months is that I have been able to consistently buy food for my household. This was a struggle before the transfers that I have managed to conquer.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months God willingly, I will have bought several goats and will have quite a number that I can change into cash in the market.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 12 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 the way it was four months ago in that I have paid most of the loan that I owed the One Acre fund microfinance. This has relieved me a lot and I feel at peace. Secondly, I have a sheep which I consider as an investment because in the future after it has given birth I can sell the young one in order to raise money for meeting other needs. In addition to that, I now have a neat kitchen which is safe for cooking and storing food.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I have an additional goal of rearing poultry. I had thought of the idea but since I didn't have a reliable source of income I couldn't practice it. Now that I'm sure of receiving monthly payments from GD, I'm planning to save the money and construct a poultry house where I'll be rearing the poultry.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
Previously I had a clay kitchen and it was hectic smearing it every time so that it could look neat and healthier to store food. This was so tiresome and time-consuming. I'm happy this is not the case anymore because I was able to plaster the kitchen with previous transfers. This is the biggest difference in my daily life.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I expect to have constructed a poultry house where I'll be keeping the poultry.
 
7th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
With the money that I have been receiving,I have been able to buy some personal items like clothes and shoes. I no longer walk around or attend occasions in worn out clothes.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I wish to purchase a sheep/goat as this is the only way I can think of investing part of these transfers.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The money really helped during the last farming season as I was able to purchase farm inputs and even hire laborers to assist in the farm,I am happy because my harvest was all worth it.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I would like to purchase a few household items such as utensils to use whenever I have visitors so that I don't have to borrow from my neighbors each time.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
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Enrolled
access_time almost 2 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I've faced is sickness(anthristis).My joints are always painful making it difficult for me to do the activities I used to do before like farming. This has affected my household income alot.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up to find all my family members alive and healthy.It gives the motivation to go through my daily activities hapilly.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Am planning to use my transfers in buying building materials for a chicken house and fertilizer for my farm. These will boost my household income and also improve our food security because we will get good harvest.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement was building my house.I built it using money mainly from selling farm produce and I had to buy materials in bits.It makes me proud seeing that I now have a big house just like other people.