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Paul
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
33
workCampaign
UBI
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5th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 7 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life is currently different because I used to lack farm inputs but now I can afford and when I lack money I can borrow items on credit payable when I receive the transfer.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
In the next four months I am planning to built a new house by buying iron sheets and timber slowly and surely. I am also planning to venture into farming of maize, beans and vegetables.
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 these transfers have enabled me to save in a merry go round group towards buying a dairy cow.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my to be more hardworking and financially stable.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 11 months ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My biggest goals were keeping poultry and sheep. I couldnt do that before because it requires a huge amount of capital
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Life wouldnt be easy because we could stil be depending on one source of income, therefore we coulnt meet most of our needs
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
Now that am planning to start doing poultry farming, I believe that my life will improve because there is added income
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference is that I am able to plan and acheive my goals.For instance am planning to keep sheep and do poultry farming. I believe i will be able to acheive that with the assistance I get from Give Directly
 
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access_time 12 months ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is losing my goats that died due to lack of pasture because of drought.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I have completed the day's activities and I am listening to music in my house.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend the transfers received in the first year on starting poultry keeping. I intend to spend subsequent transfers in my farm and buying goats.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I used proceeds from farming to start keeping goats three years ago, this is the biggest achievement that I am proud of.