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Winy's family
Winy
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
31
workCampaign
UBI
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16th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 11 days ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life is currently different from how it was four months ago in that I no longer buy food at the market because I have enough in store due to the good farming. My children are also no longer sent home to collect school fees because I pay their school fees on time.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal for the next four months is to save some money to save money so that I will be in a position to buy a heifer. When it has reproduced I will get the milk for my family and even sell the surplus at the market to earn an income.
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 transfer is that I currently have enough food for the family due to advance farming. I do plough my farm at the right time because I have the money to pay the workers and also to buy seeds and fertilizers. This has enabled me to get a good harvest every season because of the right timing and money to do the work. My children have enough food to eat we no longer spend money to buy food like we used to do before. I sell the surplus at the market to meet other basic household goods and also to pay school fees for my children and are no longer sent home to collect school fees like before. I used to be late on planting my farm because I did not have the tools and money to buy the seeds and fertilizers that were required at that particular time. This resulted in a poor harvest and my family could not get enough food to eat. We could spend a lot of money to buy food at the market which was so costly for us. Currently, we live in a different standard because of the change GiveDirectly has brought into our family.
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 I will have saved enough from the sells to enable me to increase the number of acres of land that I do farm.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life is currently different because I have managed to run my subsistence farming well this planting season. I used the money to hire a tractor to plough the land and bought fertilizer and maize seeds. I have just planted the crops in the last five days. I am expecting them to do well because the land preparation was carried out well and the planting was timely. I usually miss growing my crops at the correct time because of lack of money to buy the inputs which have been leading to huge loses as I get a meager harvest. This time around, It is going to be a bumper harvest.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I have an additional goal to buy another cow in the next four months. I will start paying towards owning the cow beginning with the next transfer.
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 having fully paid for the cow that I purchased from a friend. I have been using a part of the monthly transfer to pay in installments until I completed the payments. I now own it fully and this is an assurance that I am going to be having income from the milk. This was only possible due to the cash from GiveDirectly.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I will have a good maize crop on my farm. I will also have bought another cow. I will be a happy owner of two dairy heifers and a maize plantation. This will be made possible as I continue to use the money I receive to buy another heifer and to do more on the farm
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life is better than before. Our living standard has improved. We have better clothing and our hygiene has improved becasue we can afford basic things like soap and clothes in a sufficient way.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
In the next four months I plan to buy a cow. It will give us milk for sale and consumption. We formed a merry go round group so I will use the group fund to buy the cow.
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 we are happy and at peace as a family. We have enough food as a household and we are grateful.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to build a new house in the coming six months. I will buy building materials bit by bit and build. We are currently living in a small hut and I feel we need a better one with iron roofing that is more spacious.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
4560 KES ($46 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
The goals which I now have is to build a house for my family since where we live in currently is very muddy and also to make sure that my children goes to school.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life currently is different since I know that I will not be struggling too much in paying my children's school fees.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
My life will have changed since I will have started building a house for my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my life is happiness. The thought of getting money every month without working for it makes me happy.
 
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What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I've faced in life is lack of capital.since I am a farmer,I sometimes want to expand my farming, I also want to practice poultry keeping but i find it hard due to lack of money.I now thank givedirectly for their support because I know by the end of it everything will be okey.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when everything is smooth with no stress.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Iam planning to spend my tranfer in farming
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is farming because through it I get more produce for sell which earns me income hence improves my living standard.