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Caroline
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
47
workCampaign
UBI
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26th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 20 days ago
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Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
Alongside the school fees payment fr my children, I have an additional goal to put up a small kitchen in the next four months. The small grass-thatched hut we have been using is currently leaking since it's roof is wearing out day by day. It has been our wish as a household that we establish a new mone to match the bigger house which has just been completed. With the monthly transfers we have been receiving, I hope to start sourcing the construction materials so that the work can start as soon as possible.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
Upon receiving transfers from GiveDirectly, I have been able to make a lot of changes in our household which have rendered it much different from the way it was before. In the last four months, the biggest difference in my daily life is my ability to pay and clear school fees for my children in a good time. This had been a great challenge before and my children would always be sent home from school to collect their tuition fees, while their counterparts were busy studying. Their positions in the class were never good and I could not do anything about them without the transfers since I already knew where the problem was. A lot of time would be wasted outside the classroom since they would spend more than a week at home but I am now grateful that GiveDirectly came in and made things as easy as they are now.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I have great expectations that I will have completed the construction of a new kitchen. Based on the available materials which include woods and some iron sheets, I am only tasked with adding up the missing parts and thereafter looking for a constructor. God's willing the whole process will take a maximum of four months.
 
22nd Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
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Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My goal in the next four months is to construct a timber house for one of my sons. The current one is a bit squeezed for both of them. The new house will enable each one of them to have his own bed and a good space for personal study
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I majorly depend on farming and my dream has always to be able to expand my farming activity. This hasn't been possible because I have a small piece of land. In the last four months, I managed to save some little money which enabled me to lease a piece of land that I cultivated maize. to me, this is a big step which am really proud of. Besides, I managed to buy furniture for my living room. With this, I currently relax comfortably in my house after a heavy day's work
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
My expectation in the next six months is that my life as well as for my household will have changed to be better. I expect a bumper harvest which will enable me to cater for my two children's college fees. Besides, I believe my grocery business will also expand because I plan to pump in more resources to it. Generally, I believe my wellbeing will have improved.
 
20th 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?
Availability of enough foodstuff in our household, having my children feeding well in a balanced diet and also the presence of a new house currently in our household are the difference in my life compared to the last four months. We have been working hard to change the old culture, pulling ourselves out of the poverty we had been swimming in for a long time and ensuring that we live a healthy life. We are really thankful that it has been possible and we are still working extra hard to ensure that our future in receiving the transfers from GiveDirectly will be much better.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
Currently, I have an additional goal to equip my newly constructed house. For some time now, I have been working on the construction of a new house in our household which have just been completed. I am now tasked to ensure that I obtain enough furninture to make the construction complete. The savings I have been making will facilitate that and soon we will be moving in to the new 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 in fhe last four months is the settlement of medical fee which I have been paying every month during my check ups. Since I was diagnossed with the current disease, I have been attending a monthly check up which requires consultation fee and some extra money for pharmaceuticals. I am grateful to GiveDirectly for the contunuous support they have been giving me which have anabled me to managed all the bills.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I expect to see my children who are currently preparing for their final secondary examinations having joined their various colleges. I have a lot of hopea in them that they will really perform and obtain good grades enough to usher them to the next level of education. My expectation also is that, I will have furnished my new house with new furniture which I am currently working hard to see that I obtain. To ensure that my children join college so that I improve my farming. And also my furniture with iron sheets
 
16th 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 in many ways. I have been able to put food and quality food on the table for the family with very little or no difficulties unlike before. I have also been able to improve my farming and improve food productivity where we have been able to sell any surplus food produced. I am also optimistic that my sons house shall have come to completion.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
In the next four months I have additional furniture in my house. This, I plan to do by using GiveDirectly transfers and I am optimistic that I shall have been able to buy enough furniture in the next four months. I also intend to support my son who is also receiving these transfers to build his new house over this period.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
First of all I thank God for having used GiveDirectly to help me in a very amazing way. When I started receiving these transfers I was not feeling well and yet I did not have enough money to seek medication. I have since been able to see a doctor and been able to get medication. I am responding well to treatment and this has been the biggest difference in my daily life.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in that my two children shall have joined colleges and universities. This will require more money from my side and I have hatched a savings plan that will see me have enough money to gather for their needs
 
12th 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?
On receiving these transfers,providing food for my family has become allitle easier. Thi is becaus eI buy food stuff aand cerials form the shop abnd stioek it in mu house. food . I treatment. I am sick. school fees. I paid all the resources requieed including school fees. My two children have now complwted their secondary studies. I will be taking them to college and helo them get god lives in the future. Thanks to GIveDirectly.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My next move in the next four months is towards building a kitchen. This is because I am using our living room as a kitchen something which my son shave always complained. I also find it uncomfortable cooking when Ihaving visitors at my home. They see whatever I am doing. I am building a proper kitchen in the next for months to solve the problem.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
building a house for my son is the biggest difference in my dai;y life. He used to live in a dilapidated house. He ws always complaining whenever it rained. I ,as so happ that I hav esorted this issue.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life has changed in that I will have furniture and a kitchen. One of my children who completed secondary educatio will will have joined a collage to ttrain and get skills fro employment and a good life a head. I look forward to it.
 
5th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life is currently different because my health has improved and boosted school fees for my kids.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is buy furniture and a cupboard and also to add more sheep.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference is that these transfers have boosted my fee payment and helped to save money from my business.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I am expecting my children to clear school well without fees arrears and to add a dairy cow.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
455 KES ($4 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal is to start a business.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I was struggling hard to pay fees for my children. GD transfer has made me able to pay for it.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months I will have cleared my children's fees and started planning to start a business.
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 happy and confident that GD transfer will enable me pay school fees for my children.
 
Enrolled
access_time 2 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship has been paying fees and fending for my kids on my own,my husband passed away when my last born daughter who is now 17 years was only two weeks.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning because Iam usually healthier, I have a kidney problem which normally affects me during the night and usually wake up feeling better.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on paying my children's school fees,as soon as they are done with school I will start building a house and even buy some goats.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Iam proud of the way I have been able to bring up and take care of my kids on my own and even build them this better house.