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Prisca
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
39
workCampaign
UBI
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22nd Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 12 days ago
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Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal in the next four months is to start a business. Currently, I do not have a stable source of income and I strain a lot to meet the needs of my family. I would not want to continue with the same struggle after the transfers.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
In the past, before the transfers, I used to struggle to raise money to pay school fees for my children in school. They would be sent home on a monthly basis because I could not manage to pay their arrears in time. Sometimes they would be sent home and stay home for a week as I look for the money. Ever since I started receiving these transfers, I have been paying their fees on a monthly basis. Right now, I have managed to clear their arrears. Since last year, they have never been sent home again for fees arrears again. Thanks to GD.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I plan to spend on my transfer on buying building materials such as iron sheets, nails and timber which I will use to expand my house. The one I have is not big enough to accommodate us all. My children have had to go to my neighbour's house to find a sleeping space. I would not want to continue with the same shame but expand my house to accommodate my family. I would not want to risk their lives anymore.
 
19th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 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 now have no difficulty when it comes to fee payment. I have been using my transfers form Give Directly majorly on paying my daughters' s fee. They are no longer sent home for fees and this gives me a lot of o peace in my life. I am now able to buy food without straining because The little I get from casual work I can now use on buying food, my life is now a bit better than it was before I had not started receiving money from Give Directly.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new or additional goal is to start a tomatoes business. This will act as an additional source of income hence it will help me in supporting my family financially. I have started saving towards the project because when our transfer comes to an end I would have something to lean on but not to start begging from my neighbor or doing odd jobs. I would want my life to grow.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I have been using my transfers on paying school fees for my two daughters in Secondary School. I wish to say a big thank you to Give Directly because I now have hope my children will finish school. I have less stress when it comes to school fees payment. Since I started receiving transfers I am also able to buy them school uniform, they are smartly dressed unlike before they use to go to school with uniforms that are old. Thus the biggest difference in my daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer is that I am in a position to pay school fees for my school-going children with no difficulty.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
Currently, I am staying in a small one-roomed house with my family, thus I am planning to build a better house in the near future that can comfortably accommodate my family members. It will bring some privacy in my life, I now have mature daughters and they need to have their room to make it easy to for them in terms of changing clothes, etc.
 
15th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
I have seen so many changes in my life which include acquiring a new sofa-set which has brought a big change because I initially used to have old rugged seats that were quite embarrassing to use especially when we got visitors who come to pay us a visit.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I have a new goal which is to start a small scale business which can generate some little profits for me so that I can be able to rely on it going into the future. The biggest burden for me right now is paying school fees for my children. However, I believe that with the business, I will be able to pay their school fees without so much struggles like I do today.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest differences for me I would say is that I have been able to pay school fees for my children promptly without delays. The kids do not have to stay at home while the rest of the pupils continue with their learning activities.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to make a change in my life through the business that I intend to start within the near future. When I start generating the profits, I will be able to get some little amount of money that I will use to expand the current house so that I can get a bigger structure that can accommodate everyone in the house without us feeling congested in this small house.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 12 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Previously, I used to borrow money from my siblings' where the school fees arrears were much to a point that my children had stayed more than a month at home. .I feel the transfers I receive from GiveDirectly has brought a great difference in my current life because I have been able to settle their school fees arrears and now they are confidently going to school with no worries of being sent home for school fees
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal in the next four months is to join the merry go round group in our village and save part of the transfer which I will use to start a small retail business.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
Previously, my children used to be sent home for school fees regularly. This really affected their performances but I had no option because my casual job was not generating adequate income and sometimes it forced me to ask money from my siblings. Upon receiving this transfer the biggest difference in my daily life is that I was able to settle their school fees arrears and now my children are confidently going to school with no worries of being sent home for school fees
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to shall have saved enough money in the next six months and from the savings, I will use to start a small retail business. This project will earn me an income to meet our family basic needs without depending on anyone.
 
7th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life is currently diffeeent from how it was four months ago in that previously I had to sell my farrm produce in order to meet my family needs which led to insufficient food for the family but now I'm happy I get monthly payment from GD. I'm also relieved of the shame of owning broken seats in my house.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
In the next four months, I have an additional goal of extending my house because my current house is so squeezed tht it doesn't fit my family well.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my daily in the last four months preceding the current transfer is that I was able to buy seats because for so long I've been having a few broken seats in my
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next four months, I expect to have extended my house so that it can fit my family.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I would love to start a small scale business, having a small kiosk where I can be able to sell tomatoes, onions and vegetables to help me earn a living, besides that my desire is to build my family a permanent house where we can be comfortable in.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life would not have been smooth, given that i was struggling to pay my children's school fees but now i am able to settle their fee arrears on time. Generally without the help of give directly my life would have been a hustle, hand to mouth i can say.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in the next six month in that, my family household items will be improved and my children will no longer have fee problems as they usually have beside the above I see our living standards improving as a household.
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 payments from give directly is I have been able to settle my children's school fees. Especially my son in high school, he would take long during fee breaks but now his schooling is no longer interfered with given that I settle his school fees on time. This makes me happy.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 2 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is in meeting the basic needs of my family since I have no stable income, and my spouse who is a drunkard spends all he earns in alcohol leaving the full weight of family upkeep on me.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I get time to rest after working tirelessly the whole day.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend my transfers towards enlarging my house to accommodate many guests when visited. I have daughters and I look forward to hosting my in-laws which will need space. I will also spend part of the transfers on school fees for my son who is in secondary school form one.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement was the construction of this iron roofed house we live in. I had a grass thatched house that was heavily leaking and was almost collapsing before my church did a fundraiser to help me construct my current house.