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Eunice
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Carpentry
faceAge:
37
workCampaign
UBI
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
25500 KES ($253 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
In the last four months, paying school fees had been difficult because I do not have a reliable source of income. I could constantly struggle as a peasant farmer to raise some money for their fees. I could at times find my self doing more than three casual jobs in a day in order to meet my needs. Currently, the transfers I save has helped me a great deal. I have been using the savings to cater for emergencies. I also used part of the savings to build a kitchen. I now own a new kitchen which is currently providing good shelter for my children. In the past, they were forced to sleep at the neighborhood which was risky for their life.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
In the next four months, my new goal is to start up a business dealing in selling second clothes. Second-hand clothes business is the latest lucrative business in town. I thought it was good business because it is not perishable and it also has a ready market. From the business, I shall be able to generate some income which I shall use to pay school fees for my children. I shall also be independent hence I shall not rely too much on my husband who is currently staying in Nairobi.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my life in the last four months is being able to pay school fees for my son with a lot of ease. He was not sent back home the last term thus he was able to learn comfortably. As a result, he was able to perform better than how he had been performing when he was frequently sent home. Secondly, I used the transfers to build a new kitchen which is currently not only used for cooking but also a sleeping place for my children. The kitchen I had previously was old which was unsafe at night and during the rainy season. It had cracks all over and which would allow the crawling animals to get in. I could also be rained on at times while making dinner for my family. In the past, my kids were forced to sleep in the neighborhood. This was unsafe especially for my daughters who could be raped or killed in the dark as they head to the neighbor's house. I always promised myself to build a house any time I got the chance and ability to build one.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, my new goal is to start up a business of selling second-hand clothes. Second-hand clothes are easy to get and will go very fast as long as I target the right clients. From the business, I shall be able to generate some income which I shall use to pay school fees for my children. I always feel like a burden to my husband since I am jobless and depend on him on almost everything. But with this business I will be adding value to my home. I shall also be independent hence I shall not rely too much on my husband who is currently staying in Nairobi.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
23675 KES ($235 USD)
access_time 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 the transfer is that, I managed to pay school fees for my four children in high school and I am proud that they are going on with their education being that I was not previllaged to get education fully and only want the best for them.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in the next six months in that, from the profits of my business I will start saving hoping to continue paying school fees without struggling.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is currently different from how it would have been if I never received my transfer in that, I have managed to pay school fees with ease for my four children .
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal is to start my business, probably selling fish to get income.
 
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access_time over 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in life is raising secondary school fees for my four children.They are oftenly sent home for fee balances and this has become a hardship balancing between their education and other basic needs in the family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I have managed to provide for my family's meals.Getting them food on the table makes me feel happy and increases my morale for work.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on building a new kitchen that is spacious enough.It will also act as a sleeping room for my two daughters who are currently sleeping away from home.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having my own children that support with house work especially during those times that I feel tired to cook or wash clothes.Having them around and being helpful is a good thing to me.