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Janeth
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Tailoring
faceAge:
25
workCampaign
UBI
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20th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 1 month ago
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Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to build a house. Despite the transfer ending in the next few months I hope to still do the house construction because my farm will still be doing well. I have a spring onion and potato farms that will continue to give me income to use in achieving this.
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 cow that I bought recently using the proceeds from farming that was strengthened by the transfers. I used the money from GiveDirectly to buy potatoes seeds and planting fertilizer. The potatoes yield was huge and when I sold it, I was able to buy a dairy cow. Without the transfers, I would not have managed to farm potatoes. I will be starting milk production when the cow calves in the coming two months.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to have completed building my house in the next six months. Farming will still be my main important activity as I expect to have harvested the current crop and established more. I intend to expand the farming size and gain more in the next months. most importantly, I want to make it sustainable. I will be using the income from these projects to cater for our family needs.
 
16th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Currently, I do not struggle too much-paying school fees for my child since I get to pay with the transfers which I get from GiveDirectly. Now the little money which I earn from the sale of farm produce and the casual job is enough to feed my family and cater to other basic needs.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
Currently, I do not have any new Goal nor an additional goal than the one which I had initially started which is educating my child. I need to be paying school fees for her because it is laying a good academic foundation that's been my dream for my children. I will be continuing with this so that she can excel in life and be able to support us in future.
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 been able to pay school fees for my child. My eldest child is in a good private school which is more expensive than the government schools. The quality of education in this institution is higher and is only possible because of the money from GiveDirectly. I am happy that GiveDriectly has made me able to achieve this goal of offering my child with a quality education.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I believe that my child who recently joins the private school will have maximum time to study in school because I know through this her performance will improve. This will be my happiness as I have always wanted to give her the best which has come to pass with the support I get from Give Directly.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 10 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 a dairy cow unlike before where I could struggle so much to look for milk and times it was very costly for me and my children could go without taking tea in the morning. But right now I am so happy because we have milk at home.
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 buy building materials to build a better and spacious house for my family. Because the one we are living now is a small mud house which sometimes is very dusty and not so condusive to my children.
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 a dairy cow. I used to save some amount in merry go round group that we started in our village. When it was my turn to receive the savings from the group I used the money to buy a dairy cow. I used to buy milk before and it was costly for me because I could do hard jobs and the little amount I could get I could use it to buy other basic needs for my family. My children at times could not get milk or tea in the morning when I did not get money to buy milk, I am so happy because right now my story is different. My children have enough milk and I can sell the surplus to pay school fees for them.
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 I will have completed building the new house and my family will have enough space to stay. We will also be exposed to less dust hence reduce diseases.
 
5th 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?
Our life as a family has currently changed. Looking a the farming we are currently doing , I can proudly say that we have expanded the area of cultivation and we are sure to harvest more as we go along which is much different from how we were in some months ago.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I have an additional goal to ensure that I purchase and own a cow before the end of the transfer period we were told by Give Directly.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my daily life since I received the transfers is that we nowadays have plenty of food unlike in the past when food in our household was insufficient.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
It is my expectation that in the next few months my hope to have purchased a cow will have come to reality since that is what I am now prioritizing as I work hard in the merry-go-round I joined.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
The new goals that I have developed since I started receiving the transfer include buying a cow and engaging in more improved farming.I also want to improve my business.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is currently different from how it would have been if I had not received the transfer in that we have enough food in my family unlike before.The transfer has helped us improve access to basic needs and this brings happiness to us.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months I expect to have improve my business. I expect to have bought a cow and my family to be living in better standards than now since I will be able to provide using my improved profits.
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 the transfer is that we have enough and better diet meals in my family.The transfer has given me hope of good things in my family.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 2 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is that of late I was sick. In fact I still have hospolital bill balance of Shs 40000
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of my day is when I am busy at work
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfers in expanding my current tailoring business
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I am proud of my business, I have been able to buy food for my children and raise other needs