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Vincent
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
19
workCampaign
UBI
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17th 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 still planning to save more money to help me continue supporting my studies. My desire and objective as per now is to finish my education.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
In the last four months preceding the current transfer, I have been able to save some money which I used to enroll in the university in August this year. I feel so proud of myself for having been able to save such an amount of money. My parents only rely on casual work and the income they earn can barely meet the basic needs thus they wouldn't have afforded the university fee at go.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I hope to have moved several steps in my studies and this achievement motivates me to keep on climbing to higher heights.
 
13th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time over 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 the way it was four months ago in that I feel proud and I have the hopes that soon I'll join the university. This is because I have been able to save some good amount of money for my studies.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My main focus currently is to ensure that I save enough money so that by August I'll be able to join the university. Since education is the only hope that I have to help me relieve my parents from poverty. I, therefore, can't wait to focus on my education so that in the future I can secure a better job.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
In the last four months preceding the current transfer, I have been able to save some money which I'm planning to use to enroll in the university in August this year. I feel so proud of myself for having been able to save such an amount of money. My parents only rely on casual work and the income they earn can barely meet the basic needs thus they wouldn't have afforded the university fee.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I expect to have joined the university and concentrate on my studies. I believe that if I perform well in my studies then I'll have a bright future and my parents too will live a decent life.
 
11th 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 the way it was four months ago in that I have been able to help my parents construct a kitchen which they lacked. I feel so proud and happy because my mum does not have a difficult time while cooking in the open anymore.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
For the next four months of my life, I'm planning to focus on how I'll join the university and concentrate on my studies.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I feel motivated and happy because I'm sure of joining the university. This is because I have been able to save the transfers I have been receiving from GiveDirectly in a Merry-Go-Round and I'm now confident that I will join the university.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I expect to have joined the university and concentrate on my studies so that I can become a better person in the future.
 
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?
Currently, my life is different in that I have performed well in my KCSE exams. Using my monthly payment I was able to pay part of my school fees which made my school administration to keep me in school the whole term. Through this, I was able to study smoothly and therefore I got the required scores to enroll in college.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
Going to college seemed null before I started receiving these transfers since my parent's income wasn't sufficient to even enroll me in college hence my new goal for the next four months is to save for my college fees.I believe through my education I will be a greater person in my society.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
My parents majorly depend on casual jobs to sustain our family needs. Looking through their incomes is not enough to support our household expenditures. As a result, going to school was a challenge before GiveDirectly came to my village since I would stay home for more than a month while my schoolmates were in school. Being a beneficiary I have been able to pay my school fees on a monthly basis and now the biggest difference in my daily life for the last four months is that I was able to attend school regularly hence my performance improved as its evident in my KCSE results which I got the required scores to join college.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I believe through education I will be a greater person in my society, hence in the next six months, I shall have saved enough money to enroll in college and pursue my goal of furthering my education.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2735 KES ($27 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.
The biggest difference is that I am now able to pay my own school fees.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
My life will change because I want to build a new house, something that I will be able to achieve through the transfers from GD.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I have a projection of what I want to achieve in the future as opposed to how I lived in the past.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I am planning to clear the school fees balance that I have at the moment. I have a balance of close to 16,000 that I am yet to clear.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in life is that we don't have a stable source of income as a family that sometimes I go to bed on an empty stomach due to lack of money to buy food.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening while resting after work.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to use my transfer to pay my outstanding fee arrears in school which has been a menace to my parents.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that I am proudest of is being able to go to school and get good grades despite the challenge of not paying school fee on time which most of the times make me stay away from school.