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Farridar
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
18
workCampaign
UBI
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16th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to start a fruit blending business in my neighborhood. I live in a place where there's a high demand for fruits and fresh juice but the nearest place to get it is quite some distance away. My fellow students will be a big market for me. The proceeds from this business will help me meet my daily needs and even pay my school fees and help my parents with some of the requirements.
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 I have been able to buy the school requirements as expected without necessarily having to ask my parents for assistance. I was also able to chip in and pay some of my school fees. This really is a source of motivation that I can do something, even with the little that I get.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
My expectation in the near future is to be in a position to help improve our home. My parents are working hard to pay for my siblings and my school fees. this forces them sometimes to forego some of the things that they may require. I want to be an a position where I can help my parents meet some of the household requirements so that they do not have to really struggle. I hope for a better future and thanks to GiveDirectly for being part of the journey.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
The small amount which we have been receiving in bits from GiveDirectly has really brought a lot of differences in our current life. We used to produce a little amount of milk from our cows due to the insufficient feeds we were providing for our cows. We realized that our breeds were potential milk-producing cows and added the feeds which later resulted in some good results. In addition, we have been able to establish a business which is now running well and helps us in providing daily income for use in the family.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
Having my first business with my mother doing well, this has opened up my mind to see different opportunities in my immediate surrounding. In our University, I have identified a need to establish a boutique. I got the idea after visiting the nearest market and seeing what the students always buy. Since then I have begun saving from the accrued outcome from the previous business whenever my mother sends me and now I have a good amount of money to purchase starting stock. I am still looking for a space to set up my business and God's willing it will be up and running in the next four months.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
Receiving the money from GiveDirectly came as a surprise to me. At first, I thought it was just a joke similar to any other promises the politicians have been making to us in the villages which never come through. I only believed this when I received the first transfer. This rejuvenated my energy which has enabled me to start many projects and achieved many goals in my life. The biggest difference among them is the small business we started with my mother at home. As I am still in college my mother has been standing in place to manage that business and sharing tips on what to improve on it. I have seen the business grow with time and now payment of my rented house in school is no longer a problem since my mother sends me proceeds from the business.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to have established my business which will be earning me some income to gather for my other personal needs. This business will supplement the initial one already started back at home. This will help me in school fee payment and facilitate my stay in college.
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 5 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 enjoy a balanced diet and sufficient food. Besides, I get double profits from my business of buying and selling clothes. As a result, I have managed to pay fees on time unlike before. Hence, I feel more confident that I will definitely complete my studies and emerge with considerable performance.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
The additional goal for my life for the next four months is to open a boutique shop around the university. I chose to open the boutique shop to ensure that my business expands because I will be selling more diversified products including clothes, shoes, and hair. I will seek some loan from a nearby bank to finance the project. Still, I will save the transfers that I get from GiveDirectly to top up the funds to be used in financing the project.
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 enjoy more profits from the business that I do - buying and selling clothes. My profits have doubled because I have significantly increased the stock of my business using the money that I receive from GiveDirectly. Accordingly, I can afford to buy sufficient food for consumption and pay for my university fees on time. Hence, I feel blessed since I come from a humble background.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect your life to change drastically in the next six months. This is because I will have paid all my university fees on time to ensure that I have ample time to study. Besides, I will able to pay school fees for my siblings since my boutique business will have commenced. Consequently, I will attain more respect and prestige from my family and relatives for my hard-work and responsibility. Additionally, I might consider opening another business - a salon.
 
3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
4560 KES ($45 USD)
access_time almost 6 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 life is happiness since I have been able to join college.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in that I will have opened a shop.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life currently is different since I have been able to join college and I can also be able to buy for myself some personal needs which ladies need them.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
The only goal I have is to save my transfers then use them to start a shop business.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 6 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I've ever faced in my life is when I was chased away from school because of lack of school fees and we were bound to start end term exams. I failed to do the exams.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I'm free from house chores and I'm able to relax and have a chat with my mother.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I'm planning to spend my transfer in opening a beautique because new trend clothes are marketable in my area.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The greatest achievement I've ever had in my life is when I was a member of drama club in secondary school and we went up-to the national level to represent the county.