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Anna
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
68
workCampaign
UBI
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16th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 4 days 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 my daughter has enrolled to further her studies in a tertiary institution. Before GiveDirectly came, she had stayed at home for three years after completing her secondary school education due to inadequate finances and despite this situation, she was always optimistic that one day she would further her studies. The saying that says God's time is the best was her motivator hence I was aspired as well and persistently saved part of the transfer in our merry go round savings group to make her long desired goal come true.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I am planning to start poultry keeping project in the next for months. First, I intend to build a poultry cope. This project will help me earn an extra income apart from the one I am getting from my farming initiative.
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 which I never expected after my accident because my self-esteem was weighed down in terms of facing my struggles in life. With the transfer, I have majorly invested in cultivating my farm despite the fact that I no longer do heavy work due to the accident I had. Facilitating my farm's operations have been efficient by delegating duties through hiring workers using the transfers from GiveDirectly.
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 I shall have built poultry cope for keeping commercial poultry with part of the saved transfers in my merry go round group. Therefore I will use the profits from this project to finance my daughter's education.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 4 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 in that I am now able to pay my hospital check up bills using my transfers. I was involved in a road accident and broke my leg and I have been going for monthly medical check ups for the last one year. My son and daughter used to struggle to pay my medical bills with the little money they earn from casual work and at times I could fail or even delay to go for the check up and this affected my health so much. Thank you GD for the support since I can now go for regular check ups and my health condition has really improved.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My goal for the next four months is to drill a borehole. This is because currently we are buying water for household and livestock use which is very expensive. I am planning to save part of my monthly transfers and get support from my son and use it to drill the borehole. This will thus ensure continuous and adequate water supply for my family and my children will no longer struggle buying water and will save more money to cater for other family needs.
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 used to struggle to pay my monthly hospital check ups. I was involved in a road accident and broke my leg and this affected my daily activities since I could not do any hard work. My children struggled a lot to pay the medical check up with the little money they got from casual work and at times I could miss to go for the check up and this affected my health.
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 I will be having enough water for family and livestock use. I am planning to start saving part of my monthly transfers and will use the money to hire a person who will drill the bore hole. This is because currently, we are buying water for household and livestock use which is very expensive. Drilling the borehole will therefore ensure adequate water supply for my family hence my daughter will save some money to cater for other family basic needs such as food.
 
7th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 10 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life currently is different since I was able to pay for my medication with much ease when I was sick.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
The new goal I now have is to buy a calf.
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.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in that my leg will have fully recovered and I will have bought a cow.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 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?
My new goal is to buy a heifer because all the cows were sold out for my late husband's medication.Hence buying a heifer means a new source of income.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My first priority is maize farming in order to provide sustainable source of food to my kids because am now the only source of support.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In six months to come I will have bought a heifer in order to get milk which will not only be a source of food but income also to my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
My biggest difference in my daily life is that I am now happy because I will plant maize with the aid of a tractor which we used to hire when my husband was live.
 
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access_time over 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have in my life is last year when my husband became sick and later passed on after undergoing treatment.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is morning when we are taking breakfast with my children and everybody woke up feeling well.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer to do farming, for example to buy maize seeds and fertilizers so as to improve my farming
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My achievement that am proud of is when I planted potatoes on my a quarter of an acre and harvested five sacks last year and that was my achievement that made me proud.