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Kahindi's family
Kenya Basic Income
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6th Payment
Transfer Amount
3470 KES ($27 USD)
access_time 15 days ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My goal in the coming year and beyond is to enroll in a mental hospital. With the right treatment, I believe I have a chance of recovering and regaining my independence. Once I am well, I will be able to take care of myself without relying on others and look forward to a brighter future. I am grateful for the financial support I have received so far, as it has brought me closer to achieving this goal.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
My mental illness has been a significant obstacle for me for years. Despite being young, I struggle to take care of my personal needs and rely on support from my relatives. Life was challenging before I enrolled into the program. There were times when I missed meals because I could not afford food, and my behavior sometimes alienated my relatives. I am incredibly grateful for the financial support from Give Directly. With the assistance and planning from my brother, I can now afford to buy enough food to eat. I spent $40 on food purchases, ensuring that I never go a day without a meal. I also bought a new mattress for $25, as my old one was worn out. Additionally, I invested $11 in new clothes, allowing me to look neat and presentable. I saved $2500, which will be used for my rehabilitation process at a mental health facility. I am hopeful that this treatment will help me recover and lead a better life ahead. I am very happy and grateful for the financial support that has transformed my life for the better.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
3470 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Together with my family, we have made the decision to set aside a portion of my future transfers for several months. This saving initiative aims to facilitate my access to a correctional facility, where I can receive the necessary support to improve and pursue a better life. I am elated by the financial support, recognizing its pivotal role in my journey towards recovery. Without this assistance, the level of poverty within my family would have hindered my ability to seek help at the correctional facility.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
I commend Give Directly in holding high values of enrolling anybody who was eligible for the program without any bias. We're it for another organisation, I am sure I would not have been considered to be enrolled into the program due to my mental condition. I am happy that the organisation enrolled me into the cash program. I encourage the organisation to continue upholding the good values as they conduct their work.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
Assisted by my elder brother, I acquired a new mobile phone using $15 from the transfers. My mental condition can be erratic, at times leading to periods of volatility and self-incapacitation. However, the love and care of my family members have provided me with the strength to cope with this condition. I am pleased that the phone will enable me to stay connected with both my relatives and friends. Additionally, $15 from the transfers was allocated to ensure a continuous food supply, preventing any instances of scarcity. This financial support allowed me to purchase a much-needed pair of shoes, addressing the discomfort of walking barefoot. I also utilized the remaining $2 to acquire personal essentials. I am deeply grateful for the transfers, as they have significantly contributed to improving my life despite my mental condition.
access_time 2 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I will be able to open a small business selling female clothing, I will set aside the first 10000 KES to buy the clothes. While I work towards building a shop I will hawk the clothes as I look towards attracting my clientele. I would like to raise my living standards by getting a consistent form of income and later build a house since my current house is falling apart. I would not mind having a nice-built house with good roofing.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Every day I wake up well with no headache is a joy for me. I tend to have constant headaches which make it hard for me to interact with people and just want to be alone. Days I fail to have these headaches are few but I am glad like today I feel good and I can talk to you calmly.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I am jobless, with no form of income. My one desire has always been to set up a shop and sell female clothing. This has not been possible since I lack the finances. It is stressing me out since I can not afford to buy anything for myself or even assist my parents when they need help.