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Syprose
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kenya
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Small business
faceAge:
50
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UBI
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21st Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
The only goal I have now is to build a new house. The one I have now is in bad condition and could collapse any time. This is why I have decided to save my transfers to help me in building a new house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I am financially stable because of the transfers I get from Give Directly. This is because I did not have a stable income before the transfers. I used to depend on a small income from my small grocery business which is the only way I used to get money. Since I had many demands, I was not able to meet my needs in time with the profits from the business. I used to rely on help mostly because the business too was not doing well at that time. Since I started receiving these transfers, I have been able to boost the business by adding more stock and it's now doing well. The improved profits have helped me meet my family needs well and on time. I no longer depend on help as before and I have my own money to handle my issues as I would want.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I will have bought the required building materials for putting up a new house. I am currently living in an iron-roofed house though it was built ten years ago and its condition has been worsening on a daily basis. The roof is rusty and whenever there is a strong wind in my area, I have to call a mason to come to repair it because the iron sheets do come off. The mud on the walls too keep on falling off and generally the house is not in a stable condition. For now, I have decided to save my monthly transfers so that I can be able to put up a decent and durable house. I would not want to wait until this one collapses is when I start gathering resources to build a new one. This is why I will use my monthly transfers to buy building materials such as iron sheets, timber and nails to use in building the new house.
 
19th 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?
Currently, my life is different from how it was in that, I am not stressed and worried most of the time like I used to be because I found relief in the GiveDirectly's transfers. The money came in handy and has been able to suppliments with the income that I get from my business to pay my children's fee easily.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I do not have a new goal at the moment. I still want to want to focus on paying school fees for my two children. I believe in education and it will be their breakthrough.
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, I was able to pay fees for my two children and also managing their upkeep while in school. Before then, It was hard because my husband could chip in but he passed on just before GiveDirectly came to the village, those few months were the toughest moments in that, all the needs were directed to me. I than GiveDirectly for financial support.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
My expectation in the next six months is to save in order to build a decent house. The current one is old where my late husband left me. It was built over 20 years ago and now it is in a very bad state.
 
15th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Currently I have been at peace and I can afford a peaceful sleep unlike before. This is because I was able to boost my grocery business with part of the transfers and also pay for my children's fee in time. It was hectic before being a widow with no proper income.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
Currently, I do not have any additional goal but only to boost my current grocery business so that I can earn good income from it. The profit from the business will enable me to pay for the school fee of my children in time.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I did not have a reliable source of income yet I have two children one in the university and the other in secondary school. It was not easy to raise their fee for their education but I'm happy this is not the case anymore. This is because I have been using the recent transfers to pay for their fee and part of for boosting my business. My business is now doing well and the profit margin has increased.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
For the next six months of my life, I expect to have cleared both the university and secondary fee arrears for my two children for this year. This will enable me to have enough funds to boost my current business which is now my only source of income.
 
11th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
I am staying a peaceful life because I am sure of monthly income, I am also proud i have lightening system in my compound.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I am planning to sell some goats and add with my saving to enable me to buy a cow. I will not buy milk use for domestic and sell to get money to pay school fees. I will also build a new house out of my milk business because the current one is that walls are too weak because it was built so many years ago. The roof is also leaking
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I bought two female goats that have already given birth because I have been longing to start goat rearing as my income, sell to get money to take my children to school. Before I did not know or even have hopes on how I could raise the school fees for my children in various school.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I want to increase my tomatoes business hence increase in my daily income, I will be able to pay school fees for my children with a lot of ease, I will also ate well
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 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 the way it was four months ago is that I feel at peace knowing that I'm sure of some money at the end of the month. This has given me an easy time even while borrowing because I'm sure of repaying it.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
For the next four months of my life, I have an additional goal of saving some money for my child's school fee who will be joining secondary school next year.
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 transfers is that I feel happy and proud I now own livestock courtesy of GD.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I expect to be having an easy time in paying school fee for my child.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
Currently I do not have any new goal.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
We eat well as a family and I have a sheep which has been one of my biggest dreams and it has come to pass.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I want to save this transfer so that I will use it to pay school fees for my child joining college in September.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
I am encouraged in my daily life that every month I will have money hence I will not go without food and my level of stress has reduced because of this transfer.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 6 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in my life is that my business of selling tomatoes and kales is not making any profit at the moment while I have a huge burden of paying school fees for my son who is in college and those in secondary school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I go to my farm to plough maize, beans and tomatoes. This makes me happy as I am able to sell part of the harvest in order to supplement the cash that I get from my grocery business.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to save my transfer in M-shwari so that I can be able to access loans which I will use to start pig farming, paultry farming and part of the transfer will be used in repairing my house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have been able to take my son Mackean to Kenyatta University. This makes me proud due to the fact that I managed to do it alone even though I am a widow.