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Elice
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Shopkeeper
faceAge:
57
workCampaign
UBI
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20th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 1 month ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Now, having a house help has relieved me from tedious household duties. Now I do not have to strain with and now focusing on farming in the morning and the business (shop and posho mill) which I usually run in the afternoon.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to buy a water tank. In my area, there has been water scarcity, especially during the dry seasons. We have always had to go miles to fetch water which is a necessity for life. In most cases, I have spent a lot of money to hire someone to fetch water. This is the reason why I would like to save part of my transfers to buy a tank to be used to store water during the rainy seasons. This will help to store water to sustain my family in the dry seasons.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I am now able to carry out farming without any worry of who will run things around my house while am away because my house help is able to take care of everything. With the transfer I usually get from GiveDirectly, I get to pay her salary with less struggle as I am guaranteed that I will be receiving the transfers every month.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I will have already bought a water tank. When this goal actualizes, I believe the harvested water will last me up to the next rainy season. This will save me from walking a long distance in search of water. I will use this time to do farming and other household chores.
 
16th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Currently, I can plan and have hopes of achieving a particular goal. Before I would plan but fail terribly because of being unable to predict the uncertainties that would occur since I entirely depended on casual jobs for a living. The wages I got from these casual jobs were majorly used to buy food. I could not do any big project with such money. I thank God because I now have a monthly income that I can budget for and achieve some of these goals
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I plan to save my monthly income I get from Give Directly for the next four months. I intend to buy a water dispenser. We experienced drought a couple of months ago. This led to water shortage in this area and the little we would get from a nearby river wasn't clean enough. Most of the people in this village got ill as a result of drinking this water. I know the of a water dispenser that would help purify water without boiling it
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my life is that now I own a big poultry farm. I managed to start poultry farming with the monthly income I got from Give Directly. I used to save transfers every month because I had this project in mind. I am very proud to have thought this way because the farm is doing well. I usually sell a few chickens whenever I get a financial problem. They always come in handy in times of need.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I expect that my life would have changed a lot. Since I will have bought the water dispenser we will now be taking clean water. This will save us from the hustle of buying firewood to boil water since the dispenser purifies the water using a natural mechanism. We would no longer risk taking contaminated which might have lead to some health-related issue.
 
12th 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 was four months ago in that I have a source of income from the sales of eggs. The poultry project that I have started is giving me an income to meet the basic needs of my family.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goals for the next four month is to build a storeroom for storing farm produce like maize, beans and wheat. In the past, It was a big challenge during the harvest time because we did not have enough space for storage.
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 started a poultry keeping project. This project has enabled me to earn an income to meet additional needs for my family and even pay school fees for my children in various schools. Before I could struggle so much to get the money to meet those needs. I do not have a continuous source of income and this was a big challenge for me. I had an idea of poultry keeping but I did not have the capital to start. I am so grateful for the support, it has enabled me to venture into this wonderful business.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in the next six months in that I am planning to buy a dairy cow to reduce the cost of buying milk. Currently, I am buying milk and its so costly for me.
 
6th 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?
I am having a happy family since we eat each day and we plan for our family.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I am planning to start a serious poultry farming and also zero graze a dairy cow.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I am very happy about the transfer since i can implement any plan i have because i get money monthly.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I will want to have a dairy cow that is very good hence by that time i will be accumulating my money for the same project.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I had never planned to do poultry farming in large scale but now that the transfers are here i can now plan big goals.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
At-least now i can plan because i believe i will receive the transfers for the next 12 years
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I know my life will change because with the merry go round i will be able to construct a chicken house, By keeping 40 chicken ,that is added income to the profits i get from the shop, with these and many other projects coming i know my life will improve.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference now is that i now have a peace of mind, I am no longer worried about many things
 
Enrolled
access_time over 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing right now is lack of money and I also have a problem with my son who left school and its been hard convincing him to continue with school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is at noontime. This is when I have completed most of the hard work scheduled for morning hours. I am always happy because I rest and have my lunch peacefully.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend it join merry go round( table banking ) which I will spend it on starting zero grazing.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that I am proud of is when I got an opportunity to travel abroad to Israel last year September. This was through the church and my family that I managed to travel with our pastor for a 10 day vacation. I was happy because it was an opportunity of a lifetime.