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Jactone
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
27
workCampaign
UBI
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12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 11 days ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
I recently constructed a new house using the transfers that I have been getting from the organization. I initially used to live in a grass-thatched house which was leaking excessively but today I am so happy to have moved away from that building.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My short vision right now is to be able to cement the exterior parts of my house so that it can be able to last for long into the future.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I have seen a lot of difference in my life from the cash transfers especially in terms of having some assured cash flow at the beginning of every month. As a casual worker, at times getting money is never a surety so it becomes difficult to do some things because getting money tomorrow is never a surety.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
My long term goal includes buying cattle such as goats and cows which I will use to pay dowry so that I settle the "debt" once and for all. I know it is not good to live with my wife for this long without paying the dowry but then again its due to my limited finances that I have never been able to do so.
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
I am currently living a different life in that, I am able to feed my family well and finish my pending projects. Initially, it was a hustle to raise for my projects and household expenditure.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I am planning to acquire cattle fo rearing. This will be an investment in that any time I face a financial crisis I am able to pick one cow or goat and sell in exchange of money.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference is that I was able to start plastering the walls of my house. I had recently finished building my house but plastering of the wall was still pending. This transfer helped me jump start the plastering process.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to have finished plastering the walls of my recently built house. I also anticipate having bought cattle and my wife will have restocked her groceries business.
 
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 plan to purchase livestock for rearing and open up a business for my wife.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Currently I am able to keep money aside for the iron sheet unlike before It wasn't possible because my in come was not enough.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months I will be able to own a heard of livestock and my wife will be running a business of her own. The family will generally be doing well.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference is that I have been able to purchase iron sheets in preparation of building in the near future.
 
Enrolled
access_time 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is the fact that I earn so little that I am not able to do beyond just feeding my family
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up to go out and do my jobs
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to save it in an account then later buy a motorcycle to help me in movement. Through I will be able to buy goods in bulk from different areas and my wife can sell from home
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I am proud that I can do casual jobs and feed my family. I no longer depend on my parents