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Sharon's family
Subsistence farming
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5th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 7 months ago
How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life currently is different since I do not have to go around searching for some casual work to do every day and I have also been able to lease a farm which I have planted some maize.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
The new goal I now have is to start a business so that it will act as 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 is happiness since I now know that in the coming few months I will not be buying maize flour anymore.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect your life to change in that I will have started a business and will not be buying maize flour anymore since I will have harvested mine.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 11 months ago
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
The transfer opened my mind in that it made me able to think for future and plan appropriately,I am now able to join a group that makes monthly contribution of one thousand kenyan shlillings that i could not afford before.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is now different because i am able to pay for my chilren school fees without fail which enables them be in school fulltime.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months,I am expecting my life to change alot because i will have accumulated my money to enable me achive my set goal.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
My daily life has really changed now that me and my husband can get the money every month hence can afford to run the family at ease .
access_time 12 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is at one time food was so scarce beacase of the famine which was brought by lack of rain
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when i have found work to do and have gotten some money to feed my family
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
When i get my transfer i plan to look for a merry go round group so as to save my money there
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My greatest achievement is that i have bought a cow which through it i have managed to feed my family