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Syprose
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
27
workCampaign
UBI
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18th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time almost 3 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 the way it would have been had I not received the transfers from Give Directly. Previously we would constantly quarrel with must husband over petty issues. I at times think that he was just frustrated that's is why he kept on shouting at us. This changed when I started receiving these transfers. He is always happy and focused. The transfers have bought peace and happiness in my family and I thank Give Directly for that.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
Since I delivered recently the additional goals for my life for the next four-month is to start a small shop business because it does not require a lot of movement. So long as I have someone to go and buy me stock the rest I can do as I monitor the well being of the baby.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
Currently, my life is different from how it could have been before Give Directly came into my life. I am healthier and happier because I can now afford to eat well and meet other basic needs. Give Directly gave me the means to do all these through the monthly transfers. Nowadays I don't have to strain my self by doing several casual jobs in order to get money. Previously I would hustle the whole day looking for a job and still sleep hungry especially the bad days when I couldn't get a casual job to do. I am glad this will never happen again because I have invested the money I got from Give Directly.
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 would be having an additional source of income . Through this, I would not have any difficulty to support my family financially.
 
16th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 3 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 l am able to support my spouse paying school fee for our children. I am very happy they are in school learning like other children. My spouse is also relieve at some point and now he is focusing on income generating activities.
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 spend the whole of the money to buy sacks of maize for my consumption in future. I did not get enough produce last harvesting season being that there was a lot of drought . I thought of buy maize because I do not want to beg from people being that my farm did not do well, i want to be independent as much as i did not get enough food .
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
Ever since I began receiving this money, I have been able to support my spouse in paying the school fees for our children comfortably without too much struggle, which makes it be the biggest difference in my daily life. Currently, my spouse is also able to focus on other income-generating activities. In addition to this, I always spend most of the money on food and we always enjoy a well-balanced diet unlike before.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l would have plenty of food like other people who got enough produce from their farms. I will be eating comfortably without begging from relatives or friends.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 3 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 in that, I am able to take care of my needs easily without struggling with odd jobs. Initially, I depended on casual labour in order to meet my daily needs. Since the casual jobs are not predictable I would go hungry on bad days. I thank God that is no longer the case ever since Give Directly came into our life.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to start a business probably operating a shop. I know that Give Directly will not help us forever, therefore, opening a shop will help me generate income even after they have left. I am a casual labourer but since casual jobs are not reliable, I think the shop business is a good idea. There are few shops in this region which are normally not very active I have a strong feeling that if I open one that has a variety of good I will have saved my community from walking long distances in such of these goods. I not only want a source of income but also bring change in our community by opening this shop.
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 was able to buy food easily in this dry season. Previously, at such a period of time, I could struggle burning charcoal in order to buy food I could imagine what life could have been now, without the transfer because nowadays the bushes have been cleared because of this poor act of burning charcoal that everyone used to depend on. At times I was forced to do odd jobs which were not available always. The dry season are usually tough periods in a year but I am glad that this year was different. I have never been stressed because I know that I have food in my house. I thank Give Directly because it is rare to have people who are willing to help in such situations.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I will have started operating a shop. I know that when this dream actualizes, I will be able to take care of my needs even after GiveDirectly finishes their project in our community. This kind of business normally does well in our area and I know that It will be the end of depending on hard jobs which are also unreliable. I thank Give Directly for choosing our village and impacting our lives in a positive way
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time almost 4 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 before because I can borrow loans with an assurance of paying them back, besides that I am also capable of feeding my children something that was very difficult initially.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I have no new goals currently.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference is that I am able to borrow money comfortably with confidence that I will pay back or sometimes I request for services and pay back later.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I will have bought a cow and settled my daughters school fees in advance.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I am planning to purchase a solar panel to light up my home and enable my children to study with ease. I am also planning to purchase a ram and be able to keep it and re sale whenever I have agency in finances.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Currently, I am able to access money with more ease unlike before. My business is also flourishing thanks to the boast I was able to get after receiving my second transfer.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I will be having solar lighting in my home and my children will be comfortable doing their studies. Besides that my family will no longer have a problem with food. Generally my home will be joyous.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference is that my business has been boasted. I am able to buy a larger amounts of stock hence increasing my profits.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 4 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is loosing my son,Daniel at a tender age of seven months.He was having a stomache that led to a high fever then died indefinitely.This really affected me emotionally.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I get home daily with good profit from my small business of making potato fries to villagers around at Nyawawa centre.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend my transfer on expanding my house so that it can be spacious enough to accommodate my family,friends and visitors comfortably.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement was having a poultry farm early last year.I started with two hens which increased to 19 after hatching two times consecutively.I later sold them to provide for my family's basic needs.