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Wilson
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
77
workCampaign
UBI
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20th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
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Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I recently bought a goat that I still cannot have in my compound because I have not yet constructed a shed for it. I am planning to use some of my transfers to buy more goats and also construct a shed for them so that I can have them within my compound and not at my neighbors' as is the case now.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I am an old man who lives alone and also fend for myself, therefore, I have to work to raise money for my personal needs. Whenever I am unable able to work due to illness, I have no choice but to go hungry because I have no one to depend on. The biggest difference brought in my life by the transfers over the past four months is my ability to afford better meals even during the time I was very sick and unable to work. During the period of my illness, I didn't not once go hungry, all thanks to the transfers that enabled me to buy good meals.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I only have one goat at the moment and I want to ensure that by the time the project is over, I have at least four. Having livestock will be a good investment for me especially after the transfers are over so that whenever I have a financial crisis,I can always sell one to raise the money.
 
15th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time over 2 years 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 because l am eating well I do not go to bed without eating anything. I also have very comfortable furniture to sit on.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to start cattle keeping where by I am planning to buy goats. This will be one of the investment that i will have in future in any case give directly program will be rolling out. It is also a good idea to have cattle because one can sell them when she or he has emergency. I am also planning to buy fishing net being that I do not have my own net, I always hire people's net which is very expensive.
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 money it is very rear i stay without eating any thing. If I do not have money I can borrow from someone and get something to eat. I also have furniture to sit on since I did not have something to sit on, I was using tree trunk as a seat.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l expect to have my own fishing net which I will be using for fishing. I will not be hiring fishing net again and I will getting more profit that will enable me to pay my bills without depending on people and for my up keep.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time almost 3 years 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 because l now have something comfortable to sit on.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My additional goal is to add more plastic chairs because l bought only three and this is not enough.
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 l now have something comfortable to sit on as compared to before when l was sitting on a tree trunk. I am also eating a well balanced food, l do not depend on one food as l used to do before.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l am planning to start saving and plaster my house, because l am tired of repairing it all the time.
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 3 years 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 because l have where to site on comfortably and l am also eating well being that l always spent the money to buy food and time l get it.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to plaster my house since it is the easiest way maintaining it.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my daily is that l have manage to buy furniture that l did not have since l was just sitting on a water container.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l expect to have plastered my house and staying in it comfortably.
 
4th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am able to get daily food with ease since I spent most of the tranfers to cultivate my farm and the yeilds I have harvested are fairly enough to feed on.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to have saved up enough money for plastering my house.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Currently my life is different since getting three meals in a day that used to seem like a luxury has come to pass and now I am able to get daily food with ease since I alsonspent most of my tranfers to cultivate my farm and the yeilds I have harvested are fairly enough to feed on.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal is to save up and plaster my house.
 
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access_time almost 4 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I am currently facing hardship in getting food to feed myself. At times I skip or miss meals at all.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening when I'm back home and have something to eat.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to use the transfers to buy some livestock, to do cash crop farming and to furnish my house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I have managed to construct myself a house with the little that I earn, I used to spend at people's places but I'm glad I own one at last.