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Juliana
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Shopkeeper
faceAge:
57
workCampaign
UBI
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24th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
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Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal for the next four months is to save money to buy farm inputs. I'm planning on starting a horticulture farming. I will have enough food for the family and I will sell the surplus at the market to earn an income.
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 preceding the current transfer is that I was able to pay school fees for my two children in secondary school. I depend on scale farming to earn an income to meet the basic needs and also for the school fees for my children. I also run a small retail shop at home. The amount of money that I get through these two sources is so small and I was not able to pay school fees on time. My children would be sent home to collect the school fees and since I did not have ready cash they would stay home and this was affecting their performance. I used the money from the shop and the stock was going down I also closed it at some point. When I received the money from GiveDirectly I had no problem paying the school fees in that I could use the money to buy stock and the returns from the business I could pay school fees on time. My children would not be sent home like before and their performance improved. I'm so happy because my life has changed to be better.
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 have save some money to add stock to my retail business. The rate of return will be high due to bigger stock and I will get profits.
 
20th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
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Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My expectation in the next four months is to expand my kiosk. From the proceeds I generate from the farm, I plan to purchase some building materials for the expansion then add some stock. I believe that I will be generating more income from the kiosks in the near future which will enable me to meet my household needs as well as cater for school fees for my two fostered children.
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 I am happier because I have been in a position to consistently pay school fees for my fostered children. Education is key in someone's life and my goal is to put a smile on other people's hearts. I committed myself to always spent the monthly transfers on the two children that I fostered and luckily enough, GiveDirectly came to my aid. I am now optimistic that the two after completing their studies, they will lead a better life and that is my joy
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life will be much better in the next six months because, with the extension of the shop, I will be generating more income and so will no longer strain much working on the farm because my income sources will also increase. Already, With the additional income, I plan to enroll one of the children in college come next year as she will be completing her O-level. Generally, the wellbeing of my entire household will improve and that is my joy
 
16th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Currently my life is different from how it was four months ago because I can afford most of my family's basic needs. I was able to acquire almost everything we needed and assisted my nephew by paying her school fees. I feel good because no child should lack education regardless of the circumstance. When I got the chance to help my nephew I did not hesitate and I don't regret coming through for her
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I currently have two children both private primary and a form four in nearby schools and I am focused on giving them humble and peaceful time to take their studies especial the one in form four hence I do not have a new goal in my life for the next four months since I am diverting both my minds and resources to their education.
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 pay school fees for my nephew and daughter. I am a farmer and most of my income comes from my dairy cow that doesn't produce much. I could not have completed the fee by solely depending on the proceeds from the few litres off milk produced by the cow. the fee payment education fee. I am glad that my children will now concentrate and perform well since they will have not missed any lesson as a result of being sent home due to lack of school fees
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 will have my daughter and nephew's school fees. This will allow me to now focus on other development projects. I plan to divert my resource in improving my business. Once the business is well established I will now think of maybe furthering my daughters' studies
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 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 from how it was four months ago because I feel happier after paying school fees for the two orphans that I am supporting. Accordingly, the students have ample time to study. As a result, I am more hopeful of good performance when they conclude their secondary school studies. However, there is no much difference in the other aspects of my life because I am still striving to raise more funds for educating them.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
The additional goal for my life for the next four months is to plant more avocadoes on my farm. This will attract more income for my family. Accordingly, I will gain more financial power to continue supporting the two orphans.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
There is no much difference in my daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer since have been struggling to raise funds for educating the two orphans that I am supporting. I have managed to pay school fees on time for them because of the financial boost from GiveDireclty. Thus, I am so delighted to ensure that the students have ample time to study so that they may secure a brighter future.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect no significant change in my life in the next six months because I will still be working on educating the two orphans. Accordingly, a shall be leading a more or same kind of life.
 
7th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life currently is different since I have been able to gather for my family, niece and nephew without much struggle.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
The only goal I have is to clear school fees for my nephew and niece who are in high school.
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 happiness since I have been able to support my niece and nephew without so much struggle.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in that my niece will be through with his high school education.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
455 KES ($4 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goals is to clear school fees for my grandchildren and also to feed them
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Currently, my life is different because have hope that the kids i have will no longer overwhelm me with their needs.I will be always be able to provide for them.I will complete keep them in school to complete their education.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months i will have crops in my farm.I will have planted potatoes since i will have money to establish this.The produce will help me in that i will get income from selling it.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
I have not received much money yet but i know it will help me with school fees for my grandchildren. This will change my life since i will worry only a little as i will be sure that i will manage to meet their needs.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 2 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life resorting to dairy farming and it did not pay as planned.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is evening when I go through my days work and found out that I did well.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on helping orphan children who are in my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that I am proudest of is the harvest that I got which help me start a business.