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Daniel
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
House construction
faceAge:
50
workCampaign
UBI
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18th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life is different from how it would have been four months ago in that I have sand in my compound. I had desired to plaster my house so that I can have a presentable and durable house but due to low income, I have never managed to achieve this goal. In the last three months, I was able to save part of my monthly transfers to buy sand. Right now, I am sure I will plaster my house finally. I know through the next transfers, I will be able to have cement which I will use in plastering my house.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My additional goal in the next four months is to buy cement which I will use in plastering my house. I used my last three transfers to buy sand which I have already in my compound. I am hoping with the next transfers, I will be able to buy cement to finish plastering my 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 since I started receiving these transfers is that I have always had money to pay school fees arrears and school requirements for my children in school. I have always struggled to pay their fees since I only depend on income from house construction which has not been very consistent. The needs of the family have always overwhelmed me because of my low income. I was not able to meet their school needs in time because of other family needs. With GD transfers, I have been paying their school needs bit by bit and as at now, I have managed to clear their balances. They have never been sent home again this year for fees arrears.
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 have new household items such as seats and utensils. I do not have good seats and in most cases, I have always begged for seats from my neighbors when I have visitors. This has been very shameful tossing seats around because I show the whole village my needs. I would want to stop this once and for all.
 
15th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
I think that without the transfers from GD I would have been unable to buy the building materials which I am now planning to use to make major changes in the state of my house. Apart from that, I have been making some savings each and every month and without the cash transfers, I think making the monthly savings would have been quite impossible.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My goal right now includes making repairs on my house since some sections of the house which are in a dilapidated state. The plan has been to buy a few bags of cement every month to make the dream come true.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I have been using the transfers to accomplish do many projects which includes using the money to cultivate the farm by hiring a few individuals who helped me in cultivating the huge piece of land which I could not work on alone.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect that my life in the near future because I will have transformed my house I to a semi-permanent structure so that it can last for so long into the future. When the building is in its current state it becomes easy for it to be washed away by heavy rains which may eventually lead to the collapsing of the house.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 5 years 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 no longer buy maize because I invested so much in farming and it paid off since I got more yield. Nowadays we have food in the house hence the budget of buying it has reduced. This will last for a longer period of time. Thanks to GiveDirectly.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to cement my house so as to avoid a lot of crawling insects and dust which is not good for the health. I also want to avoid smear it and start living in a decent house like some of my neighbours.
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 is that I was able to take care of my needs easily. In the past, I could depend on doing construction work and a voluntary job as a preacher. This was not enough to cater for most of my needs because even getting the odd job was seasonal. I had to squeeze my budget not taking into consideration a well-balanced diet. We just had to deal with the money that we had. Right now, life has changed, I no longer worry about the next meal because I I get the monthly payment which I budget well throughout the month.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in the next six months is that, I will have cemented my house. When this happen, I will be relieved from smear it and it will also change the face of my house since it will look more decent.
 
5th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 6 years 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 before because I am now capable of paying school fees without having to struggle so much. In addition to that, i am now able to buy food and feed my family
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
MY additional goal includes plastering my house.I will need to buy a few bags of cement and sand that will be used during the process.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
MY daily life is currently different because I am now able to pay school fees for my child and also being able to buy food for my family without having to struggle so much.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
My life will change in the next six months because I will be able to buy new clothes for my family members and also plaster my house, something that I have desired to do for a very long-time.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal currently involves repairing my house that is currently in bad shape. The walls are falling apart, something that embarrasses me a lot.
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 had I not received the cash transfer in that I was able top get birth certificates for my children. I am also able to buy food for the family without so much struggles.
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 expect to get my house refurbished so that I live in a better house.
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 cash transfer is that I am able to get birth certificates for my children, something that has taken me so long to achieve.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 6 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I faced a serious drought in my farm which really affected my family by going without food to eat.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Going to the church to seek the word of God for spiritual upbring to my family.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Improving my house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
After struggling doing casual jobs,i have been saving the little amount I get to secure my children a school to attend to.