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Nelson
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
51
workCampaign
UBI
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12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 7 days ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Four months a go, I struggled a lot to get my family the basic household needs such as food. We relied entirely on casual labour to meet these needs. Very often, we could only get enough money to feed the family although sometimes it was hardly enough. With the various investments that we have made as a family, we are now able to buy food and other basic household commodities with very little difficulty. We have also been able to save up some money that can see us meet unforeseen expenditures in the household.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I am looking forward to building a poultry house now that I have increased the number of chicken. This, I plan to accomplish once I receive money from our monthly merry go round.
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 is that I have been able to expand my poultry keeping business. I had less than ten chicken at the start of the four months and have been able to set aside some small amount from the monthly transfers that has enabled me to buy these chicken. I now have twenty chicken that have started laying. The income generated from egg selling has enabled us meet the daily household needs with much ease. It has also enabled me to save up some money that would assist us in case of any emergency needs. We have also been able to pay school fees with little difficulty unlike before.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I expect to have diversified my income generating activities. I expect to have more income from my poultry project, more yields from my farm and start dairy farming.
 
6th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 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 it has boosted my poultry farming and acquiring a medical insurance fund.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I am planning to built a more spacious and increase poultry farming.
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 purchase a national hospital insurance fund and increased poultry farming.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my poultry farming project to have expanded and increased source of income.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
455 KES ($4 USD)
access_time 12 months ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new plan is to start poultry farming.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I hope that my life will be different when i get the transfers in full every month.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months my poultry farming plan will have improved .
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference is the confidence that I have in GD. This transfer will boost my plans.
 
Enrolled
access_time 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i have faced in my life is when my child became sick and i had to take him to kijabe hospital for treatment
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening after coming from my business and have made a significant profit
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Am planning to grow my small business with the transfer
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement which am proud of is my dairy farming which has enabled me pay my school fees