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Eunice
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
24
workCampaign
UBI
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13th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I am planning to purchase a sewing machine once I am through with college. I can then rent a shop in my home town and start a small tailoring shop. This will help me raise income for my household as well as expand my 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 have been able to settle my school fees. I used to struggle to pay my college fees but since GD came to the picture it has been easier and effective.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I will have bought a sewing machine and God willing I will also have rented a shop where I will be doing my tailoring work to earn a living. This has been my dream and at the look of things it is soon coming to pass.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time almost 5 years 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 because I am able to support my parents in households expenditure, something that I have never done in my life before and I am really proud of it because this makes me feel that I also add value to our family. I am also continuing with my tailoring course which has really engaged me killed boredom.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I do not have a new goal at the moment but to continue paying my tailoring course fee since l do not wish to stop proceeding with my course because of lack of money at any stage.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I am taking a technical course in tailoring, I have seen many people prosper in this career and that is when I develope interest in it. I also know that from this I will become self-independent and from this I know I will never lack employment because I will be self employed. I will be able to meet my family needs and support my parents in meeting our daily household needs too.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l expect to have completed doing my course of tailoring and already become self employed.
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life is currently different as I have easy access to money. I used to depend on my mother for every other need I had and to make it worse I have a child they would take care of too. When I started receiving these transfers, I got so relieved. I can get food for my child without a struggle, buy clothes for both the child and I and even pay school on time. My life is easy and I have less stress as my child gets to stay in school without fear of being sent home from school due to outstanding fee balances
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
Currently, I have no additional goals as I have a commitment o paying for both my coursed and my child's school fees which still takes up most of the transfer sent every month.
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 joy I feel when I see the herd of pigs I have been able to buy using the transfers. I ventured into pig rearing fo financial security my family. I spent a few transfers on buying these pigs for rearing to help raise our living standards.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I want to save more to get money to join a hairdressing course in Bondo Town. I want to be able to have multiple ways of generating income for my family. I am planning to save these transfers to pay for my child's school fees as I transferred the child from public school to private one.
 
4th Payment
Transfer Amount
4560 KES ($46 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
I can now brag about my achievements! Thanks to GiveDirectly I can now sew clothes. Through these transfers I managed to register for tailoring course and I can easily pay for my course. I believe this will be a permanent way of providing for my family.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I plan to save more to pay for my tailoring course which will help me generate more income for my family. I also expect to pay school fees for my child who can now concentrate on his studies in school as I shall have paid the whole amount of fees required in school.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
In the past four months, I have been able to pay school fees for my child without a struggle hence my child gets to study well because he is never sent away from school. I also managed to register for a tailoring course as this has been my dream. I also managed to save and bought livestock for rearing for sale later when I experience any financial constraint.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I currently do not have goals as I aspire to fulfil all the previous goals I had.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 6 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in life is lack of school fees, since my father had died and my mother has also been sick, this situation forced me to drop out of school and start selling vegetables in order to get what to eat.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening after I have sold vegetables and I have some cash to buy food and prepare food for my for our family.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Am planning to spend my transfer on playing fees for tailoring training.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that have been selling vegetables and earn some income to help me provide food and cloths to my son