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Annah
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
66
workCampaign
UBI
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15th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 1 day 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 am eating very well because I always make sure that when I get money from GiveDirectly I have to buy some tins of maize for my consumption. I am also very sure of staying in a nice plastered house because I have saved enough money to complete the project.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal after completing my project of plastering my house, I will start saving and buy a very comfortable cushions, since I have furniture but I do not have their cushions. I am sitting on the furniture without the cushions and this is very uncomfortable. Once I buy my own cushions I will not be borrowing cushions from my neighbors when I have visitors because this is so embarrassing.
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 l have managed to save enough money and I am yet to start plastering my house and once I complete plastering my house, my life will definitely change because I will no longer stay in a dusty house again and I will not be spending money to buy clay soil. Since I started receiving the money I have been saving some part of them for my project and the remaining amount I have been spending to buy food and for this reason, I have been eating well and I am still eating well because have some tins of maize in my house
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I expect to have completed plastering my house and staying in it comfortably. I know I will be a talk of the day in our village positively because I knew that I will never stay in a nice plastered house because I am a widow who does not any stable income and none of my children too can plaster it because their poverty level also is wanting.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 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 from how it was four months ago because l have never gone without food , since l started receiving the money.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My additional goal is to start saving the money and plaster my house, since l am staying in a very dusty house.
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, when receive the money l am always very sure that l will eat well for a prieod of time without worrying so much. This days l can always walk into somebody's business comfortably and borrow anything knowing that l will pay at the beginning of the month without failing.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l expect to have started saving to plaster my house.
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life is currently difference from before. This is because my floor is now looking presentable and I can have visitors walk in even without an invitation. Initially, I was cautious about who comes to my home.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
In the next four months, I am planning to buy a small goat. I can then sell at a later date after it has matured and use the money to buy a calf. After four years, they will have increased in number. It has been my desire to have livestock in my homestead.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference is I was able to fix the floor of my house. Upon receiving the recent transfer, I purchased cement and fixed the floor. I can comfortably invite visitors to my house knowing that the floor now looks beautiful. It is no longer an embarrassment.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I will have bought a goat. This will make me a happy woman seeing it grazing around my homestead.
 
4th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 11 months ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
I no longer beg from my neighbors for financial assistance.This gives me a lot of happiness because I now do not depend on other people to survive.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I want to repaire my house to look decent because currently it is not in a good condition, the walls are almost collapsing.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I no longer beg from my neighbors since I have monthly income from GD hence I can budget and survive on my own.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I am planning to repair the walls of my house because they are almost falling down.
 
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 my health condition. I have been sickling for a number of years now and this has even drained my resources.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is always in the morning when I think of the fact that God has given me another new day to live.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Am planning to spend my transfer on improving my house because the walls are weak and do plastering.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of is having educated my children despite not having a reliable source of income. I was able to pay school fees from my farm produce earnings.