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Margaret
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
62
workCampaign
UBI
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18th 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 how it was before I started receiving my transfers in that, I used to depend on handouts to earn a living. This only helped me to buy a few household items. On some occasions, I went without food for more than two days. Now, meals are no longer my worry because I budget for my meals on a monthly plan. This to me is a dream come true.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I currently do not have any new goals to pursue but adding to the number of poultry that I have to increase production and grow the business.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
In the past four months, I have majorly been using my transfers to purchase food for my household members in preparation for the approaching dry season. I have bought bags of maize flour which can also be sold to earn income. This will enable me to go through the dry season with less burden.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I am hoping to have purchased more poultry and increased their numbers. I also expect to have enough food in store for both my basic consumption and retail for income generation.
 
15th 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 how it was four months ago because l have manage to improve my cattle keeping by buying more cattle and very soon I am planning to sell them and spend the money to buy dairy cow which will be more profitable.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to start business of selling cereals to boost my source of income. This will enable me to achieve most of my dreams like buying more cattle. I thought of this business because in the look of things, this season there will be no good harvest and there will starvation in that the business selling maize will really do well.
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 manage to start cattle keeping since I am planning to sell them in future and spend the money to buy dairy cow being that I have been longing to have the cow that belongs to me which I have control over it. I am sure when I manage to buy the dairy cow I will get more profit out of it because I will be getting milk from it for my consumption and also to sell and get money for my daily up keep.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l expect to have started the business of selling cereals and getting enough to save for my future investment like buying dairy cow.
 
11th 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?
Apart from having a business, I have a goat. It has been my dream to own at least one type of livestock. This has not been possible because of my low income from farming. I believe with any livestock, you can be able to sell it and raise money to solve other family needs. It can also reproduce and gives a large number which is a source of investment for my family and also as a remembrance of GD. My life has never been the same as when I had not received transfers from GD.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
In the next four months, I wish to plaster my house. My house is getting old and I do not have any plans for building a new one hence I want to plaster the house to make it strong and durable to serve me for as long as I live.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my life since I started receiving these transfers is that I have a cloth business. I had wished to have a business of my own but because of my low income from my farm, I was not able to. I used to depend on my farm for all my needs by selling part of my harvest to raise money to solve other needs. Life was not easy because I had to wait until the next harvest to get money to pay school fees. Ever since I started receiving the transfers, life has been easy on me. With the business, I have always had an income which helps me to sustain my family needs and I do not struggle anymore as I used.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the six months, I would want to buy a cow. This is because I know with this, my family will be elevated from poverty which has been our burden since I got married. I would want to change the story of my life with GD transfers. I would not want to go back to where I was before the transfers.
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time over 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 how it was four months ago because l can eat what l want without too much stress being that l am getting enough money from my business.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to buy dairy cow, to avoid spending a lot of money to buy milk from my neighbors.
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 manage to boost my business and it is now doing well, l can get enough profit to sustain me.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l expect to have bought a cow.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
4560 KES ($46 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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Enrolled
access_time 6 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is meeting the needs of my family since I am a peasant farmer. I live with my grandchild who is a total orphan and fully depend on me. Besides, my spouse is diabetic and so doesn't do hard jobs that can earn for the family hence I carry all family upkeep I responsibility.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is late evening when I get time to rest and sleep after accomplishing hard chores of the day.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend the transfers on renovating my house which is old with falling mud walls. Since the transfers are in small amounts, I will buy goats which I believe will multiply within a short time, then sell them to earn more money to spend on the renovation.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement was building my son a house with the income I earned from my farming. I harvested sixteen sacks of maize which I could feed my family with and have some extra sacks to sell to raise money for the construction.