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Anderson's family
Motorcycle or bicycle taxi
Kenya Basic Income
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
3470 KES ($26 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My goal for the future is to ensure that I put in place an investment for my children so that they no longer struggle financially. Therefore, want to have a livestock-rearing project with as many livestock and I would achieve this by buying at least one goat every month worth $25 with the transfers that would be receiving so that by the end of one year, I would have a good number to enable me to sell some as I buy more.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDireclty is doing great in terms of providing us with financial support owing to the fact that we live in the drought-affected parts of the country, the support had been so far of great help and verything is done well and there is nothing to improve on.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
It had always been my wish that I spend the transfers that I have been receiving on something that would help my family and I in the future. Therefore, the transfers from GiveDirectly had so far been of much help in terms of buying livestock as it had also been my dream to have such a project that would run for a long time, and with the most recent one, I bought a goat worth $20 to add to the ones that I had previously bought. With the current economic crisis and the ongoing drought in the area, food had been a greater challenge to get and therefore I also managed to buy food with the remaining amount of $14 and I felt so happy and grateful for the support so far.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1480 KES ($12 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I am a motorbike rider, I was waiting to get a customer. I had waited like an hour to get a customer. I heard my phone ring and checked immediately when my phone rang, I had assumed that it was a please call me message form someone and thats why I checked immediately. When I opened my phone I saw a Safaricom message first and then I saw the MPesa message. I was so happy because I had no ID when GD staff came and enrolled us and was so worried that I would not be able to get the transfers but when I got money I knew I would now benefit from the project.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference I have experienced receiving this transfer is buying the chicken. I do not make much from my work as motorbike rider. Today I have only had one client and I have so far made $1 and its already 2:00pm. I need to make enough to pay my employer and also have my profit so its quite the uphill task. I would never have afforded to buy any animals but now I see myself even getting goats with future transfers. I can see a real change coming into my life even as days go by.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I went bought books for my children, 12 books for my two children who are in school. One of my kids already had books but the two did not have books so I went and bought them books at $1.8. I used $6 of the money on Friday, our market day, to purchase three chicken which cost $2 each. I also bought three bags of maize flour for my house at $6 for food for my family.
access_time 1 year ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I will have aid in plowing my farm. I wish to have three cows to help with my farm work. I have a two-acre farm where I plant maize, vegetables, and beans. It is efficient to plow with cows and easy. Since I can not buy a cow, I will have to begin with a goat each month. For the next ten months, I will buy ten goats (30000 KES) and later exchange them for two cows. Later I will invest in myself and enroll in a driving school to get some skills. I would want to be a public service driver, this job will help increase my earnings.
What is the happiest part of your day?
A month ago one of our neighbors had a wedding and invited us to celebrate with them. It has been a while since we had such celebrations and had a chance to slaughter a cow. It was nice to be in the company of friends and relatives.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I am a freelance motorcycle driver, on a good day I make a profit of 500 KES, and on other days I come back home penniless, the latter is more. This makes it hard for me to provide for my family. I have four children and a wife, and all of them depend on me. The cost of food has gone high. A bag of flour is sold at 145 KES and in a day as a family, we consume three bags, this is draining me financially and some days I can only afford one bag which means going without one meal a day.