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Christine
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Searching for work
faceAge:
20
workCampaign
FSD / Urban Youth
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4th Payment
Transfer Amount
5000 KES ($50 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My goal is to finish my classes with minimal disruptions caused by fee breaks. That is why I save on a monthly basis for future use in case I am faced with such a challenge again I can easily withdraw my savings and pay off the arrears accrued by then.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference is that I no longer have to miss school because of lack of school fees. I am now capable of assisting my parents to reduce the fee balance giving them ease to clear.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
Upon receiving my recent transfer, I spent some amount on paying my school fees. My parents struggle with my fees given that they also have to sort out my younger siblings. I saved two thousand shillings and the remaining amount I spent on my personal effects as a young lady.
Describe the moment when you started receiving transfers. How did you feel?
The moment I received my transfer I felt relieved and down deep my heart I knew my parent's burden would reduce and I will never have to miss school because of school fees.
 
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access_time 8 months ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I prioritize like that because I just finished high school recently and didn't have school fees to join college. So if I get this money I will first go to college and study merchandising. It has always been my dream to join fashion and design world and this is a good opportunity for me. Secondly, I will start a business of selling popcorn and groundnuts in the evening so that I can have stable income to support myself and also help in my school fees. Lastly, I will also save some of this cash so that at later time I can be able to invest in something big back at home to support my parents.
Describe your biggest worry.
My top concern is violence because in most cases it always leads to death. This is always very common during post election violence especially within slums many youths lost their life due to violence. Secondly, unemployment is another concern because most youths who engage in violence is because they don't have employment and they are idle so in most cases they are being used as a tool to trigger violence. In the end they end up loosing their lives and even their families. Lastly, meeting daily needs is also my concern because if am not able to meet my needs, then it means am not accomplishing my daily goals and this can only mean that am idle which is very bad and has negative impact in my life.
What are your greatest ambitions?
My ambition in life is at some point to own a boutique. My passion in life is in fashion and design. This will make me be independent and even employ other youths. I will be able to have a good profit and a stable income to even support the needy.
Describe your usual day. How do you spend your time?
In the morning once I wake up I prepare myself then take tea. Later I finish all household chores then go help my dad who has a hotel business around. I help him up-to around 1pm then go back at home. At my free time I go to the library and participate in different activities from dancing, modeling and sports. I am a member of the library and very active when it comes to planning and organizing the children to perform. I stay there up-to around 7pm and once all the activities are done I go back home to cook supper eat then rest.