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Nelly
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
19
workCampaign
UBI
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
25500 KES ($248 USD)
access_time 12 days ago
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Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
Being that I am still in school right now, there might be no much difference in my life considering that the only thing I try to focus on is being in school on a full-time basis and concentrating on my studies.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I used the money to pay school fees for the whole semester so for the three months that I was in school, I can say that I eased the financial burden on my parents who are just peasant farmers in the village.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I think there will be a slight change because once the school fees are paid in a good time, I will be able to carry out with my studies and probably proceed to the next level of my academic ladder, which according to me is growth.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
25500 KES ($253 USD)
access_time over 1 year 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 that I was able to clear my school fees on time and that enabled me to sit for my final exams.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I would expect to have a joint diploma course to further my studies so that when I graduate I will seek a job and will have my own money.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Before I use to stay out of classroom due to lack of school fees but when I got my first transfer from Give Direct I cleared all my school fees and I was able to be in class through out.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal is to further my studies. I just completed my certificate course and I would like to continue with diploma course. This comes after receiving the transfer as I know with the money which I will receive as my second payment I will spend on school fees and my parents will only pay for my exams.
 
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What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is that my parents had a challenge to pay my school fees and sometimes I am forced to stay at home while my fellow students are learning at school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning, this is the time u take breakfast with my family and everybody is healthy and happy.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer to pay my school fees
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that I passed my Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, joined college and pursue a course in Food and Beverages which has always been my passion and that makes me proud.