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Pamela
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
67
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?
I am very proud to say that I have a lot of peace in my heart and in my home too. I majorly use my transfer on buying food hence this has brought a lot of peace in my life, simply because I am eating well and I never lack unlike before.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new or additional goals for my life for the next four months is that I am planning to renovate the roof of my kitchen. This is because it is too old and also leaking during the rainy season. I prefer to repair it because this is the place my visitors sleep when they come to visit us.
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 have been using my transfer on buying foodstuffs for my family an clothes for my grandchild. I thank Give Directly because nowadays I have the confidence of monthly income, this enables me to borrow foodstuff from our neighboring shop whenever I lack. Shopkeepers have also developed confidence in us because they have surety that we will pay the debts without fail come end. I have never sleep hungry since I started receiving money from Give Directly, I am leaving a happy and stress-free life because I am eating well.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to change my living by renovating the roof of my kitchen since this is the major project I have ahead. Renovating it will give me no worries at all because I will have a place for my visitors to sleep. The issue of taking them to my neighbor to sleep will stop.
 
15th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Four months ago, I had a plan of cultivating a small portion of my farm which was, of course, going to yield a very small amount of returns. However, today I am proud because I was able to cultivate a large portion courtesy of the money that I got from the organization, so that means I will realize a good harvest within the next two months.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I want to make sure that my grandchildren attend their schooling continuously without any interruptions related to the payment of their school fees. I will always have to make sure that I pay their school fees on time in order to avoid inconveniencing the young kids.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference is that I have been able to pay school fees for my grandchildren very easily as compared to how I used to strain so much in the past. Previously, my kids could not attend a whole term without major interruptions due to lack of payments. The teachers used to send them back home every now and again when the fees payments were not completed.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I have had problems with people who keep on invading into my privacy by destroying my compound fence every now and then. Recently I fenced the compound afresh but then a few days after that, unknown people came and destroyed it. I now want to buy a new roll of barbed wire which I will use to fence the place afresh.
 
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?
Before GiveDirectly came, I used to borrow money from my friends or take debt at the shop to be able to feed my family when I have no option. Currently, the biggest difference in my daily life for the last four months is that I am able to feed my family with ease. As a result, their nutrition has improved unlike before when they were malnourished since they could have a meal in a day or none. I am so happy because I no longer borrow money nor have outstanding debt at the shop because this could disturb me to the extent I could not concentrate on my daily chores.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal to the next four months is that I am saving money for on the fourth year memorial ceremony of my late loving husband.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
Previously, I had difficulties in paying for my four grandchildren school fees. The primary earner who is my daughter was straining alot because at my old age I am not able to do any work. The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have been able to pay examination fees for them hence they have been able to sit for their examination comfortably unlike before when they could at times stay home when the examination was on. This means that they could not graduate to the next class. We are so great full for this great support it has given us hope and strength to work extra harder.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect in the next six month I shall have saved enough money to hold the fourth-year memorial ceremony of my late loving husband since means every to me.
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
There is no difference but I am still staying a happy life and I eat well. I also go to the hospital whenever I feel unwell. I only thanks Give Directly for helping me.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I have no new goal but to pray for good health and also thank God for Givedirectly because I am now staying a happy life and I am eating well.
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 that I have a lot of peace and less stress because I have monthly income from Give Directly hence I eat well and even attend medication with ease whenever I fall sick without disturbing my children, because they have a lot of burden taking care of their children so when I frequently ask them for assistance I find it a bit uneasy.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to buy a new pair of shoe and also a decent dress for attending official function because currently, I do not have any presentable one.
 
3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
I am now able to buy food for my family and also give pocket money to my grandson. In addition to that I am able to buy my medicine without struggling the way i used to do before.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
My life will change because I will be in a position to buy food for my family comfortably
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is now different because I am not stressed because of lack of money.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I plan to get piped water into my compound
 
Enrolled
access_time over 6 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is recurrent illness. This makes me weak, frustrated,stressed and angry all the time.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning because I wake up to pray and ask God for guidance over the day. Also I am able to prepare breakfast to share with my granddaughter.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy water pump for irrigation on my farm so that I can be able to get good harvest during harvesting time.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is educating all my seven children upto forth form.