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Philiph
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
50
workCampaign
UBI
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20th 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?
I plan to start an avocado and mango farming as a business. I will buy seedlings at KES 20 which is subsidized by my county government. I need to plant about 60 trees. It is going to be a profitable farming venture which is why I am going to spend the cash from GiveDirectly to establish it.
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 the payment of school fees for my children in secondary that I managed to do on time, unlike previously. In the last four months, The money used to come at the most needed time. It enabled me to have the children in school the entire term without disturbances. This was important because it was the third term of the year that determines the next class the child would go to.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect the money have established an orchard. This will be a huge source of income for me to meet my family needs. I will also be paying the school fees for the rest of the children in high at the moment using apart of the transfers.
 
16th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 7 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 have been able to plant nappier grass for my livestock feeds. During the dry season, the rate of milk production from my livestock will remain constant due to enough feeds to feed on.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goals for the next four months is to practice rotational farming through planting vegetables and tomatoes respectively. By doing so, I will have utilized my farm throughout the year and also earn a continuous income after selling the harvest. In addition to this, I am also planning to cement my house so as to make the cleaning process easier and less time-consuming.
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 able to cater for my family needs with ease and face life positively as well. This is because whenever I am faced with any financial crisis, I can easily borrow and settle the debt on time using the sent transfer from GiveDirectly.
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, my livestock will have enough feeds from the nappier grass which I recently planted. I anticipate an increase in milk production since the livestock will have enough feeds to feed on and their satisfaction will aggravate more milk. Therefore, I will sell the surplus in order to earn extra income.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 11 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 because I can now provide comfortably for my family. My family can eat well and are more healthy than they were before. Initially, my kids were looking malnourished and as a parent, I felt ashamed because I wasn't able to provide a balanced diet.
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 ensure that I start a goat business. All through my life, I've always admired this business and I've always studied from other traders. I believe there is less competition in my region because most people are into farming of maize than goat 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 in the last four months is that I've managed to buy a cow through the merry go round money. This has enabled me to get enough milk sufficient for selling. I'm able to earn a little income out of it.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change for the better in the next six month because i will have started my goat business, I expect to get good returns from it so that I take my children to a good school where they can get a better education. This will be the biggest achievement of my life and for my family as well.
 
6th 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?
These transfers have helped me to easily pay school fees for my children. I am able to save money for them in table banking groups and later use this to pay for them.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I plan to establish a banana and a mango plantation.I will buy seeds using this transfers.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my life is that i have been saving money in table banking group.I will be receiving my contributions soon and this lumpsum, of accumulated these transfers to a lagre sum that will help me.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I will be earning a better income from the banana crops and will have established a mango plantation.
 
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?
At the moment, we are planning as village members to start a merry go round group which we will be paying at least 1000 KES every month.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life currently is different since I still have the chicken which I would have sold them to use money in paying for my child's school fees.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change since when its my turn at merry go round group, I will use the money I get to expand my business thus increasing my daily profit.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I was able to pay school fees for my child without having to sell my chicken.
 
Enrolled
access_time 2 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Paying school fees
What is the happiest part of your day?
Supper
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Buy power saw machine and start work
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Education of my children