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Bett
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
36
workCampaign
UBI
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16th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
I am a teacher who was employed under the Parents Teachers Association and my salary is low. Due to this, I would not always be able to provide for my family needs and pay my children's school fees on time. Due to this, my children were sent home most often due to huge arrears they were owing to the school. However, this trend has changed for the last four months and I am now glad since they now have enough time for their studies.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
The additional goals for my life for the next four months and onwards is to increase the number of kilograms of tea leaves I buy from farmers and sell to the factory. This will increase the money I will be paid from the factory at the end of every month.
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 there has been a constant supply of food to feed my family. Before, my family would at times take two meals a day instead of three since I would not afford to buy enough food due to the hard economy we are currently facing.
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 my income from the factory will have increased. This will enable me to open a retail shop in our village. I will be using the income I will be getting from this business to provide for my family on time and in financing my children's education.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 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 we have adequate food for consumption by my family. Moreover, I enjoy more income from my business of buying and selling tea. Still, I have paid school fees for my two children who are at primary school, and even settled all the arrears that had accumulated. Hence, I feel more proud and happy as a responsible father.
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 lease about 2 acres of land to be used in planting potatoes and cabbages. This is because the farm that I have is relatively small and inadequate for the farming practices that I am yearning to do. Besides, I am striving to plant tea on my 0.3 acres of land. I believe that having tea is an invaluable asset because it serves as a regular source of income.
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 have cleared all the fee balances for my two children who are at a nearby private primary school. Accordingly, I am more confident that they (my children) enjoy ample time for studying. This makes me happy as a parent because I used to feel embarrassed when my children were sent home to fetch arrears.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I expect my life to be much better. This is because I will be enjoying higher income from the sale of the farm products (potatoes and cabbages) that I will have planted and harvested from the leased farm. Besides, I will have completed planting tea in my farm. Thus, I will be more confident with regards to supporting my children as they pursue their studies. I will be having reliable sources of sufficient funds to be used in paying school fees and financing other necessary projects.
 
5th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 1 year 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 have currently improved my savings through tea leave buying business. Currently monthly transfer has given me support in acquiring basic needs to my family hence making my life easier than before
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
The new goal that I have in my life in the next four months is to buy another cow and to improve my tea leaves buying business.
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 the easy time of getting better and enough basic needs to my family. Monthly transfer has given me easy and humble time to give my family a daily bread. I happy with Give Directly
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months I expect to have increased family income, do more farming since I will be supported in other basic needs provision to my family.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
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Enrolled
access_time over 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship in my life was when my dairy cow which I used to get 5litres of milk died. I was then forced to again start buying milk from neighbours
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when it's warm, it is good for my health. I have chest problem so I'm happy when it's warm
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer to plant tea so as to expand my tea farm and use the remaining amount to build new house for my family
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The greatest achievement I'm always proud of is making sure that all my children are in school and are in good health.