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Humphrey
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
39
workCampaign
UBI
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12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 8 days ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Four months ago, I never owned even a single sheep and I just wished to own some just like my neighbor, who for several years has been owning a flock of sheep. Fortunate enough, I have been able to save my four month's transfers from which I have succeeded to buy two sheep. In addition, I have begun poultry farming, a dream that I have had in mind since childhood.
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 expand my poultry project by rearing more chicken. In my village, poultry farming is a lucrative business during festive seasons. Secondly, in my community cocks are highly valued since they are mostly used for some cultural practices thus making them to fetch a good amount of money in the market.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
For the last four months preceding the current transfer, the biggest difference in my daily life has been owning some livestock such as two sheep and some chicken. All through my life, I had desired to at least own even a goat just like my peers in the village, but this dream had not been a reality due to lack of a reliable source of income. I did not have some money to use to achieve such a dream. I thank God for the transfers from GiveDirectly, I am now counted among the sheep owners in my village.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change to be better than it is now in the next six months. I am planning to buy more sheep to add to the ones I currently have. Moreover, I am expecting to expand my poultry farming and raise about 100 hens and cocks from which I will be able to earn some good income once I start selling them.
 
7th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 5 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 the way it was four months in that I now have an extra source of income thus I can easily meet my needs without challenges.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I do not have a new goal but to add more stock to the business so that it vcan grow bigger.
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 now have an extra source of income because I spent part of the previous transfers on starting up a business.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I expect to have bought my own motorcycle because currently, I'm operating someone's motorcycle.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 10 months ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I planning to save the transfers so that I can buy building materials and enlarge my current house because it is old and small. I would also like to buy a dairy cow that will provide me with milk for domestic and commercial use.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Currently,I am able to budget, save,and have future plans which could not happen had I never received the transfers because the little I earned could all be spent in day.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months,I hope I will be living in a better house and having my own business for self sustenance. I will then stop doing the manual jobs that I used to do which will have a great effect on my general heath.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
Before I used to work on other people's farms for money which meant that my own would be left unattended,that changed because I am also able to hire people to work on my farm.I am happier because my farm is doing well and I foresee a bumper harvest.
 
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access_time 12 months ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I've faced is lack of money to complete my mechanical course to a level that would give me a certificate.I had to learn basics but could not complete the whole course.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening.This is the time that I sit together with my parents having a meal together as we chat and listen to the day's news.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to use my transfers in buying farm inputs like fertilizer and seeds and also pay casual labourers to help me in our farm.This will increase our harvest which means increased food supply and income.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My biggest achievement was taking a mechanical course .I did not complete school and it makes me proud that even though currently am unemployed,I have mechanical skills which can help me even in the future.