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Rosbela's family
Rosbela
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
78
workCampaign
UBI
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11th 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?
My life is currently different from how it was four months ago because l am now staying in a very comfortable house where l do not need to worry when it is raining, rather we thank God for the blessing.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to start saving the money to build a kitchen, since l am using under the tree as a kitchen and this is not hygienic because mostly when l am cooking all the dust do settle on my food. At times it always start raining very early before l prepare my supper and this always make me go to bed without eating anything.
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 am now staying in a very nice renovated house with new iron sheets, which l am sure will last for a long before they rust a gain. I am now not worried even if l go for a visit any where l know my things are safe, l not need to worry of them being rained on. At night l sleep like a queen because a bought a very a smart comfortable mattress where l do not feel like waking up in the morning.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l expect to have a very nice comfortable place to cook in, as compared to now when l am cooking under the tree and also to have place to keep my chicken safe.
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 6 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 because l eating will as compared to before when l could only have two meals in a day.
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 renovating 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 is that l am now very sure of staying in a nice comfortable house where l do not need to worry when it is raining. I am also eating well as you compared to before when l could struggle so much to get food.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l expect to have completed renovating the house.
 
4th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 12 months 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 feed my self without having to depend on others who see me as a bother.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months,I expect my life is to change for the better with my kraal having livestock and other things I have always wanted.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Were it not for GiveDirectly,I would still be relying on relatives and friends to feed me. That is how life is different from how it would have been had I never received the transfers. For now I have cash to rely on.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal is to buy new bedding. The ones I have have worn out. I also want to have buy furniture for my living room.
 
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access_time over 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I've faced in life is when I lost my two children in a row. My son passed away after a surgery procedure then two months later my daughter also passed away after a short ailment. It was such hard time for me because I was left alone with orphans.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up to start working on my piece of land. This is because it is the only place I get my food.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to use my transfers to change my roof which leaks during rainy seasons and also to buy presentable seats in my house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that in 2013 I bought a young dairy cow and it is almost giving birth to a young one. Soon I will be enjoying milk.