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Leah
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
66
workCampaign
UBI
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12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 2 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 since I am able to pay for my son's accommodation with a lot ease. I used to seriously struggle to support him since I was solely depending on casual work to earn a living. A situation that forced him to seek for an accommodation from his college mates. This really disturbed me because he could occasionally inform me how his friends were looking down upon him.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal in life for the next four months is to start a poultry farm. However, I think this set goal may not be accomplished soon because I will still be paying for my son's accommodation as he pursues his study.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
For the last four months preceding the current transfer from GiveDirectly, I have been able to rent a house for my son who has been studying in a college far away from home. Before I started receiving transfers he was forced to seek for an accommodation from his friends. This however, was not well received by his friends since it seemed like he was bothering them. I did not have a stable source of income then as I solely depended on casual work which was very inconsistent and of low pay. I thank God because he now has a place to spend his night and he can comfortably carry out his studies. This will greatly boost his academic performance.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I am planning to start poultry business in the next six months. I am therefore expecting my life to change positively because I am very optimistic that the business will grow and generate for me more income. This means that I will be able to provide food and pay school fee easily.
 
7th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 8 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 my child has never lacked her house rent.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
The only goal I now have is to start a business.
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 I will have started a business.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I plan to start keeping chicken and livestock, I had not planned to start doing this because of lack of enough money
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I could be straining alot, I couldnt be able to comftable support my grandchild who is in college, I am also planning to start doing business when leg heals
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
My life will have changed because i will getting more income, I will have started a business that will boost me.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
I am always happy,atleast I can now think of taking a loan, start doing business and bring development in my home
 
Enrolled
access_time over 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i have faced in life is when my husband became sick for long and he eventually died
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when i and my kids have eaten to our satisfaction and we are healthy
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Am planning to grow my business with my transfer
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My biggest achievement which am proud of is that i have educated my child to a level where he is working as a teacher