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Peter
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
41
workCampaign
UBI
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16th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 11 days ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
We have been experiencing drought in the past four months which led to a food shortage in our locality. Since I am among the beneficiaries of Give Directly, I normally receive transfers. This money has always helped me to comfortably manage my budget. We rarely lack food because almost everything is catered for. It would have been very difficult for my family because of the condition we had four months ago. There were no casual jobs to do and food was very scarce.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I have always been interested in poultry keeping. Currently, I have a few chickens which have been very helpful to me. I am planning to invest more in poultry farming. I have been saving the money I normally get Give Directly in order to expand my poultry farm. I know this business will help me earn more and get a reliable source of income through the sale of eggs. If all goes well I will quit doing casual jobs for good.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The greatest challenge I ever had was where and how I would get money to pay for my children'school fees. I don't have a stable job, I depend on casual jobs to make a living, therefore, seeing my kids finish schools was like a dream. Since I got enrolled in this program I have been receiving monthly income which I use to pay school fees for them. Now am happy that my children are never sent home for school fees. Finally, there is hope for them to finish school and this is the biggest difference.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I am planning to build a poultry house in the next six months. I have plans to expand my chicken-rearing business and increasing the building is my start off point. I will then increase the number of chicken with time. Once I fully establish this business, I know I will be good to handle any financial problem that comes my way.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
I have been able to join a table banking group of ten members where we contribute KES 1000 each from the transfers. Before receiving transfers I did not have the savings culture. I am quite certain that soon I will reap the fruits of saving by buying a dairy cow.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
In the next four months, I will still be focusing on clearing my children's school fees. I will also keep contributing to my savings in a table banking to buy a dairy.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my life is that I can afford to pay school fees and get my family's basic needs. I rely entirely on farming as a source of living, I usually plant potatoes, beans, and tomatoes for sale. Long dry spells in the last one year have greatly affected my crops rendering me poor. When I got the transfers I have been able to meet all the needs of my family.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I would like to improve my house. I would like to cement the floor and furnish it. I have been saving for this for a while now and transfers will help me top up and make my long-time dream come true. I am also planning to buy a water tank. This will enable me to get clean and safe water for my family to drink through harvesting clean water. Buying a water tank will reduce my family's workload since safe water is many miles away. This will enable us to focus on dairy farming hence more income.
 
5th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 11 months 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 am currently saving money through merry go round, I engage in less hard jobs unlike the daily casual jobs I used to do.I currently have achievable farming goals in that the monthly GD transfer gives me a security of getting farm inputs on credit or cash hence find it easier and achievable.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
The new goals that I have in my life in the next four months are to provide basic needs to my family-enough food and pay fee on time for my children and to buy a water tank.
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 past four months is that I save through merry go round, do less hard personal jobs and ability to give enough of basic needs like food to my family.The monthly transfer has given me a security in my life in terms accessing some needs.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months I expect to have bought a water tank, a cow and to have improve my furniture in my house.
 
Initial Payment
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2280 KES ($23 USD)
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What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is when the crops failed in our farm. There was a time when there was an outbreak of crop disease that saw us reap nothing. It was hard since we depend on farm to meet all the basic needs.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of my day is in the evening when we've had supper with my family, my children are healthy and have completed their school work.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Am planning to spend the money to pay for my children's school fees and to buy farm inputs like fertilizer and seedlings to improve my farming. I will use the other transfers in future to be buying clothes and food for my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Am proud that i have been able to build an iron roofed big house for my family , which is my greatest achievement. Also, am proud that i have taken my children through school with two of them in secondary school.