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Purity's family
Purity
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
House construction
faceAge:
29
workCampaign
UBI
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12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 6 days ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life is currently different because providing food for my family has become easier. Initially, I used to do casual jobs in order to get money for food. Sometimes, these jobs would be unavailable. I would be forced to sell farm produce including trees on my farm just to buy maize. This was a very awkward position. Nowadays I use part of the transfers to buy food and other needs like buying clothes for my children. In addition, the chicken farming that I started using the transfers has become a good source of income. I use the money from selling eggs and sometimes chicken. This has made me an able mother and I am so happy about it.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My next goal is to buy wire mesh to enclose my poultry house. This will prevent my chicken from destroying my crops on the farm. I keep increasing the number of birds every month by buying more and through hatching also. This if unchecked will become a menace and therefore, it is a must that I get a to the fence of the poultry house to contain them and make it a good environment where I can feed them.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
My daily life has greatly changed as a result of the savings I have made in a merry go round group. Recently, my husband's savings came and we used it to buy a dairy cow that has brought joy to me and my household. The dairy cow is due to calving in the next few months ahead. This gives us a lot of hope of better household welfare and income for the milk that we will have. In fact, my own savings have become something to peg our hopes on. I will use it to buy another dairy cow as soon as I receive it from the group. This will make our dairy project complete as we always wanted to start with two cows. The dream is now being realized and this is the biggest difference in my life.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, my poultry farming will have been well established. This means that I will have completed the poultry house and will have so many chickens to use as a source of income. Having a source of income will ensure proper supply of daily needs. I expect to be generating an income constantly from egg production.
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
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4th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 9 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 since I started receiving payments from Give Directly is that I am not stressed and am very happy since I attempt every need almost every month.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in the six next months to be very comfortable in that I will be having a cow and chickens that will help me in income generation.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is currently different from how it would have been in that I don't lack food to feed my children and we are all happy.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal now is that I want to buy a cow,which will be possible after saving monthly a part of the payments.
 
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access_time 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I rely on farming to feed my family. The biggest hardhip I have ever faced is when I planted maize and they were infected by a disease that resulted in the loss of my maize. This was coupled with a dry season that left us with little food.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the morning when I wake up feeling healthy and blessed. It is also a time when I plan for the activities of the day.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
When I receive my transfers, I am planning on contributing 1,000 shillings in a merry go round we have formed with ten members. The money I will receive in the merry go round will enable me to buy a cow.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I am proudest of my farming. This is because when I plant traditional vegetables and cabbages, I will be able to sell them after three months and get income which will enable me to meet my needs.