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Chirchir
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
39
workCampaign
UBI
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
25500 KES ($253 USD)
access_time 13 days ago
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Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
With the current flow of income from my horticultural farming, I am well encourage and having several other new goals that I would wish to establish with time. In the next four months, I have a plan to venture into the cybercafe service provision. With the great skills I have in software installation and program management, I am quite sure that it will be way too easy for me to run the project and see positive results by ensuring customer satisfaction right from the beginning. This to me will be another added source of income which will, in turn, support other projects which I am yet to start.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
It is a plain truth that the money I received from GD really changed my life a great deal. I had been able to start and even complete several projects which are now earning me more money than I used to get before receiving the transfers. Among the changes, I have witnessed in my life since then is the establishment of horticultural farming which is so far bringing the biggest difference in my daily life. It has been profitable and with its easy management plan, I have been getting extra time to do other things outside my farming. I am glad that these projects have enabled my children to attend their classes with their school fees fully paid and back at home they have been enjoying a hearty balanced diet.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I have great expectations to have established the cybercafe business. Currently, I have a field of tomatoes which I will be harvesting in the next two months and out of that I will add to my savings and start the establishment of the small business I was planning to.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
25500 KES ($254 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my daily life since I started receiving this money is that I have ability to invest better in my farming.I am able to take good care of the crops without strain.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in the next three months because I will have established a Cyber cafe'.I will have ventured into dairy farming.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I would not have been possible to get farm inputs on time.I would have not planted my crops timely and I see myself getting better returns
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have a goal to start a cyber cafe' business
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 2 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have ever faced in my life is that I lacked some finances to educate myself. As a result, I had to defer my education so that I could plant some seasonal crops such as cabbages and tomatoes and used the proceeds to pay for my school fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning. I am happy because this is the time that I have woken up healthy and energetic.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
When I receive my transfers, I am planning on using part of the money to keep poultry and use the remaining amount in planting tomatoes and potatoes.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The biggest achievement that I am proudest of is that I have struggled to educate myself. Currently, I have a Diploma in Information Technology