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Anastasia
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kenya
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faceAge:
78
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UBI
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24th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
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Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to save and buy cow as my future investment since cows are long term investment whereby it will help my family in future more so to my grandson who is an orphan. I will also continue investing in farming as my main source of income.
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 cash transfer I am able to work on my farm with ease since I am able to hire people to work on my farm as compared to before when I would use my own hand to work on my farm. This was leading to cultivating a very small portion of land and I was getting very little yield that could not sustain me until the next season. But now I am able to cultivate a very big land because I can hire people to do it and I am sure of getting enough yield.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l expect to have saved and bought a cow as my long term investment. The will help me if future when I have emergency.
 
19th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 1 year 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 in that I am now more ambitious in life than I have ever been. The assurance of getting a monthly income has enabled me to plan ahead and manage my finances wisely. This is quite different from the past where I was not even sure of where or whether I could earn anything since I worked as a casual laborer. Depending on casual jobs can be tough at times since one can miss to secure one and may even sleep hungry on such days. The fact that I had health issues that limited the amount of work I could do also made life so difficult for me. I thank God for the GiveDirectly transfers that came to relieve me from all these stresses and brought peace into my life.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new and additional goal is to start saving money in order to fulfill a traditional rite as per our norms and culture. I plan to have a memorial service for my three sons who passed on.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
Most of my neighbors had moved away from using paraffin as a source of light in their homes. I often felt jealous about this and had the desire of owning one of my own for our home. However, I was not able to actualize this until I received money from GiveDirectly. Having the lantern and being able to pay for the solar charges at once has brought a big difference in my life because I no longer have to use the extra cash that I get to buy paraffin each day. I am also not in a hurry to switch off the lights overnight and this has greatly improved the security of our compound. The solar-powered battery has just changed our lives in a really positive way.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I expect that I shall have already conducted the memorial service for my three sons. This will give me peace in my heart once I accomplish this and make me happy having accomplish this rite for them.
 
15th 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?
My life is currently different in that, I am assured of an income from my business. Before this was not the case. After the death of my husband I was left to all alone and him being the bread winner I was left to struggle. Hand to mouth was the order of the day.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
Currently I do not have any new goals. I am content with my farming I hope it will grow and expand my income. I channel all my investments there.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference is that I have been able to farm grains and managed to open a small outlet shop to sell my farm produce. This has helped me earn income.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next sis months, with the rains I am hopeful that the harvest will be in plenty and my shop will have enough stock for the next season. This will see the profits margins go up.
 
12th 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?
My life is different currently different from how it was four months ago because I am able to buy milk and take as I was advised by my doctor to manage my diabetic condition. I can also get all my meals without relying on relatives for assistance. My health has really improved since I started receiving money from GiveDirectly.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to reinforce my house to look better than it does now. There are holes on my floor which makes it look horrible and not easy to walk on especially at night.I believe in thee next four months I will have saved enough to start repairing it.
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 past four months is that I am able to take milk everyday as I was advised by my doctor for my diabetic condition . I can also get all meals in a day which also helps me with my drugs and I am glad I do not get sick frequently as I did in the past.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months I expect to have a plastered floor. At the moment my floor has a lot of holes which makes it look really bad. I am too old and sickly that I cannot smear it with cow dung as I used to. Plastering my floor with cement will make it look beautiful and also a long term solution from frequent smearing.
 
7th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Currently, I can feed well with ease and I am more peaceful ever since I started receiving the transfer.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I have no new goals currently.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference is that I can put food on my table and have capital for farming. This has maded a big difference in my life.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I will have built a new stable and beautiful house for myself. This has been my dream ever since.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal is to build a new and better house which is presentable for a change.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is currently different in that I have hope that things can change in my life.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months I expect my life to change for the better.
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 days I eat quality food, thank God for GD.
 
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access_time over 2 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is managing pressure and diebetis ailments that I suffer from. Due to my dependence on relatives for support, I cannot meet the expensive medications for my ailments.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is mid day when I can visit a neighbor or host one and we share stories keeping me away from depression.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend my transfers on constructing a new house for myself since the one I currently live in is very old and may collapse on me especially when it is rainy or windy.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I don't see any achievement I can be proud of. I had fourteen children but currently only four are alive. The four also do not support my upkeep at old age making me see no fruits of parenting.