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Langat's family
Langat
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
42
workCampaign
UBI
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12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 3 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 in four months ago in that my children are no longer sent home to collect school fees, before the could be sent home and this was affecting their performance but currently the are in school and their performance has improved I'm so grateful for this support.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new additional goal for the next four months is to buy building materials to build a better and spacious house for the family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The difference in my daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer is that I used to plan small piece of land, because I could not afford to buy the seeds but currently I have the ability because of the transfers, I have bought seeds on time and also cultivated my farm and planted at the right time ,I have hope that I will get a good harvest to feed my family and even sell the supplies to meet other basic needs for the family.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to have completed the house that I'm planning to build in the next six months.
 
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?
Our household was well known in our village not for anything good but for the serious fights between my wife and I. Problems after problems were the reasons behind our fights which even reached an extent where we separated for a good number of months. When GiveDirectly finally came to our village, my wife came back and we were both enrolled. After receiving the money peace and tranquility has been the thing. We have enjoyed sharing our dreams, planning together and even having a free atmosphere where we can talk about our future plans with the GiveDirectly money. We thank GiveDirectly for the great reunion in our family and bringing back the spirit of development now that we have about 20 hens to rear which we never had four months ago.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
Having been living in a small grass-thatched house with the whole family, I now have a new goal to construct a bigger house. My children have really grown and in need of a better space to study and later sleep in. now that my family is increasing and the existing structure is getting older and the children should be having their own house. will be starting with Jan transfer to purchase iron sheets.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
For the last four months many things have really transformed in our household but up on the list is the new environment around our household with a poultry project. The transfers brought a clear change in development and the project I had in mind has finally come to pass. my poultry is now doing well and the smaller household requirement like sugar, salts and even toiletries which we use to go without are becoming a story of the past. this has given me a chance to concentrate and work on bigger things like the payment of the school fees.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
With the current plans and and xpeace in our household, I have grrat expectation and in the next six months, my livestock farming will have picked. I have a plan to obtain goats for the start which God's willing will breed and grow to a better numbeer. we will in turn sell some in order to purchase a heifer. It is our prayer that GiveDirectly will still stay inour village to see our village transform into a better village.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
455 KES ($4 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I want to build a new house for me and my family because the one we are living in now is a bit uncomfortable. I wan to build an iron roofed house.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is currently different now because I am more happy and calm more than before. My confidence also increased since i received the transfers and i am certain i will receive every month.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to be living comfortably and more happily. I want my children to have what they need like other people's children do.
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 the transfer is that I am relieved and with little or no anxiety at all because i don't have rely too much on overworking in order for us to eat.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that i have faced is lack of education due to lack of finance, this hence led to the current state of living in my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is usually in tge evening because i would have gotten what to feed my family with.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spent my transfer on building a better house and to feed my family well.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
There was a season that a leased a shamba and planted maize that did well and earned me Ksh 16,000. I was happy about it and did something good with the money. That was the achievement that am proudest of to date.