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Wilson
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
48
workCampaign
UBI
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16th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life is currently different in that I have been able to provide the basic household needs without having to struggle with casual labour like I used to do before. I have as well been able to attend to my own income generating activities and been able to advance my farming and other income generating activities in our home.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
With GiveDirectly transfers, I have been able to have tea seedlings which is one of the main cash crops here. In the next four months I shall have already planted the tea seedlings and be able to secure more income in the coming years and be able to pay school fees and meet other family expenses as and when they come.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my daily life that has happened over the last four months is that I have been able to pay school fees in time since I only depended on casual labour to be able to raise the money needed. My children could often be sent home for school fees and they would stay at home before I could get some money to send them back to school.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months I expect to be able to continue to pay school fees for my children and be able to plant the tea seedlings that I already bought from GiveDirectly bundles. These investments shall greatly help me in meeting the basic household needs for my family as well as be able to pay school fees for my children. to secure my future
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 7 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 before. Right now, I am able to pay school fees for my children comfortably without the need to overwork myself.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
yes I do. I am planning to put up a tea nursery for seedlings that I will plant in my idle piece of land. This will increase the level.of productivity in my farm once the tea leaves are ready for harvesting.
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 am glad and less worried about getting enough food for my children. The transfers enables us to get enough food for us all and unlike before when having a day's food was so uncertain.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
My expectation in the next six months is to ensure that my children to study well with all the resources that they need.I also expect to plant more tea in my remaining portion of land. This will in the long run will improve my income and financial status.
 
6th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life is currently different because I am able to keep my school well in school. I am able to pay school fees for her and buy clothes for all my children.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to establish tea seedlings in a nursery bed so that I plant it on my farm.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The life biggest difference in my daily life is that I get some rest from doing casual jobs for survival. I don't always go to manual labor everyday like before. I am happy and healthier.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to have changed in that I will have established a tea nursery and will have maize in my farm.All these are going to be possible because i am recieving this transfers.
 
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?
My new goal in life is to establish a plantation of tea farm. The transfer made me have a new thought that I should settle in. Tea farming is one activity that nourishes well in this region and this will ensure my family will never sleep hungry.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is currently different because I am able to provide for my children, in all aspects, including clothing, schooling, food and shelter. I have also been able to treat my livestock and as now they are doing well.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I will have planted a number of tea trees. It is from this activity that will ensure that my future is secured and I will be ensured of good income. I also be keeping poultry in my farm.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
My biggest difference in my daily life is seeing my children going to school. My children had been sent home because I could afford to pay for their school fees. I thank GD for enabling me provide for their school fees.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is inadequacy of farm land. I could have diversified my farming activities to include crop farming and rear poultry, hence increase my income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is at the afternoon while resting after completing my day's work. I would restore energy for the following day's activities.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on paying fees for my kid who is joining secondary school.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that I have managed to buy a cow. The cow provides us with milk for family consumption and sale to finance other family needs.