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Wilkista
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
31
workCampaign
UBI
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21st Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
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Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I am planning to purchase livestock for the purpose of rearing. With my grocery business, I am looking forward to rear livestock to act as a boost or side hustle incase my grocery business goes haywire.
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 pay school fees for my children. This was not the case before the transfers. I sell groceries to earn a living and there are sometimes that the business is unproductive. This would mean failure to raise school fees. Currently the narrative has changed thanks to the support I receive from GD.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I will have build a better lockable stall where I can sell my groceries and store them safely in the evening with courage that no one will break in. I also will have bought livestock for the purpose of rearing.
 
18th 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 difference in my life in the last four months is that I have plastered my house. I have always used my transfer for savings which has helped me in buying building materials such as cement, sand, and ballast. I have used the materials in plastering my house. This was very helpful because I will no longer have to smear as I used to in the past. I feel God sent GD into my life.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My additional goal in the next four months is to boost my foodstuff business. I would want to improve the business so as increase the profits which is my income. This will help in meeting my family needs in time and with ease.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I have never owned livestock in my life ever and it's because of my low income from a small foodstuff business which does not pay much. The little I used to get from the business I used to handle our daily needs in the family. This is the reason why I was not able to save to buy livestock as I would want to. I had given up on owning livestock. When I started receiving these transfers, I have been using it to pay for a goat on a monthly basis. Right now, I have three goats in my compound which makes me very happy. I am glad GD helped in me achieving this dream.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in the next six months in that I will use the transfers for savings. My plan is to use the savings to boost the foodstuff business so that I can enhance the profits. The profits will help me provide for my family needs in time and with ease.
 
15th 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 in many ways. I saved the transfers and bought more stock to boost my business. The business is the main source of income for my family. I also used transfers to pay school fees for my child who no longer have any outstanding fee balances in school. We can also afford to buy healthy food every day. That is how tremendous my life has changed!
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I would like to save some transfers to use in buying livestock. I would wish to venture into livestock farming which will earn some income for the family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference is that I have managed to save to buy more stock to boost its income. My business can now generate more income which means a change in our livelihood as a family. I never thought I would operate a business that can earn me 500/= a day. Thanks to GiveDirectly my life and that of my family has changed.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to save some of the transfers to buy more building materials to use in plastering the house. My house will be beautiful and the envy of everyone in the village. I will have livestock for rearing which I can sell later during financial difficulties. When my children are sent away from school to clear fee balances.
 
12th 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 l am paying for my children school fee without and problem.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I do not have any new goal a part from educating my children up to university level.
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 l started receiving money from give directly, l have never had any stress, l feel so much relived because l know l will pay school without any problem.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l expect to have saved more money to pay fee for my children.
 
7th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time almost 6 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 in that, I took care of my son's hospital bill easily unlike before where it could have been a struggle.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to cement my house so as to reduce the dust in my house.
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 eat well and my children dress well too. I have also managed to save and bought a goat.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in the next six months in that, I will have cemented my house hence stay in a decent place . I will also have stared my own business so as to get income which will enable me to take care of my needs easily.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
The new goals that I have is to buy goats every month, such that after 5 months I am able to keep them and resell in future.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life currently is different for I am able to get food for my children, without skipping meals and even boost my business,which was the only source of income that gave us food at home.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change since for now, I do not have to spend my business profit, on food all the time but save.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my daily life has been that, I am now able to get food with ease and even pay school fees without keeping my children at home. Unlike before they would stay home for long due to lack of school fees.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 6 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing is lack of school fees for my children who are currently in secondary school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon because half of the day is spent and almost coming to an end.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend this transfer on school fees for my children's education.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of is having built a home for my family