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Emily
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
49
workCampaign
UBI
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12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life has changed tremendously in the positive direction over the last four months. In the past we could sometimes go without food for longer days and even nights. This has been a thing of the past as we are now moving towards being completely self reliant in terms of food. I am proud that I can be certain of having food on the table for the family even for a longer period of time unlike before when we used to live from hand to mouth. This has made my family happier than it used to be before.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My minds are fixed towards actualizing my plans of planting in time. It has been a long dry season and the planting season has greatly been affected. Right now, we are preparing land for planting as we eagerly wait for the rains to fall. Once the rains fall, we shall embark on planting which we are optimistic will happen in the next few days
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my daily life over the last four months is that I have been able to pool resources together with my husband and pay school fees in time. The habit of having our children away from school has been a thing of the past. This is a great step towards giving our children quality education. Nothing makes me happier as a parent than the realization that I can finally offer my children the best that I promised them and the best that I can. The transfers has equally enabled us improve our farming practices by being able to plant in time and planting the right hybrid seeds. We are looking forward to a huge harvest in the coming days.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
My life shall change for the better in the next six moths. We are planning to move away from long term crops like maize and to the short term horticultural crops like cabbages and beans that will give us income faster and enable us have more money at our disposal and raise our families well.
 
7th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 10 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life currently different since I now days engage myself in some farming practices which I was not doing before.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
The only goal I now have is to buy a plot for my family.
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 happiness.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in that I will have bought a plot for my family.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
455 KES ($4 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?
My new goal is to start a new business of dealing in potatoes.This will allow me to make profit with the money i receive from GiveDirectly.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is currently different in that i am able to eat properly and have money to send to my son in the university.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months i will have received money from my group group that we pool resources and bought a piece of land.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference is that i now have land to till.we leased land so at list i also have food from the farm like my neighbors. I was evicted from where i lived near the Mau forest .i am therefore a squota here in a relatives land. Having land till is a blessing.Thank you GiveDirectly.
 
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access_time over 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I've faced in my life is when we lost our land in mau.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I get casual labor. In that way I'm sure to get food for that day
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I'm planning to spend my transfer on buying a small piece of land.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The greatest achievement I'm proud of in my life is the fact that we have educated our son up-to university level.