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Chemutai
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kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
25
workCampaign
UBI
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18th 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?
My goal in the next four months is to construct a poultry house. Currently, they sleep in the granary. Considering the number keeps growing, space in there will be limited. The granary is also not well protected from predators and so they risk being eaten. I believe having a decent poultry house for them will be much safer as well as easy to collect eggs for sale. It will also protect them from diseases.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I initiated a poultry project to earn a living that can allow me to see my family through the needs. My dream is to see my project expand and become stable. In the last four months, I feel the project has greatly improved since I have been using part of my monthly transfer to constantly increase the number of chicken. At the moment, I enjoy regular income from the sale of eggs and this has made me happier day by day. I am certain that the new high profits will enable me to meet my family needs with ease and open up other income-generating goals in my family.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I believe my life in the next six months will have really changed. My poultry project will have picked up and so will no longer strain doing casual labour. I will concentrate more on my poultry project which provides a source of income from the sale of eggs.
 
16th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time over 4 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 how it was four months ago in that I have been able to pay my children's school fees on time. I have been able to use the money I get from doing some menial jobs in our region to pay for their school fees. On the other hand, my transfers have come in handy as I use part of it to pay for our bills as I use the remaining amount to boost my poultry project. Also, I have been able to own a goat which I am rearing.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I do not have any new or additional goal for the next four months since I want to expand my poultry keeping project. I am aiming at having a hundred chicken by next year March. I will be saving the income from this project and later use it to buy myself a plot.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my daily life preceding the current transfer is that I have been able to start a poultry keeping project. I have been able to buy twenty chicken so far. This project will help me financially when GiveDirectly will have stopped giving us financial aid. I will be able to cater to my children's needs and also support my parents with our bills.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
My life will have changed in the next six months in that I will have attained my poultry keeping project goal. I will have also started saving the income from this project towards achieving my life goal of owning a plot of my own. I am aiming at this because I am a single mother and I still live with my parents. After accumulating my income, I will build a house in this plot so that my children will have a place to call home.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
I feel good because I have expanded my source of income. I own a few healthy sheep and a poultry farm. They are my biggest assets at the moment because I no longer struggle to meet my daily needs. I do not go for casual jobs that are normally very tedious and poorly paid in order to cater for my basic needs. Now I can obtain goods on credit effortlessly since I have won the trust of creditors through the assets that I own.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My additional goal is to buy more chicken. I want to expand this farming. I am glad I will be able to sustain my self even after this organization has completed their work in our village. It will also increase my profit which will enable me to comfortably cater for my family needs. I will also be able to pay school fees for my children. They won't be sent home frequently like they used to be when I only depended on casual jobs.
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 now I am more hopeful in life. I am at peace and can take back control of my life. I have bought some chicken, I plan to start poultry farming using the transfers that I got. I will be selling the eggs and once in a while sell the chicken. This will help me meet my basic needs without depending on casual jobs. I thank GiveDireclty for coming up with a sustainable way of helping needy people like me. I know I will be able to improve and sustain a better living standard courtesy of this organization.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I would be financially stable and even after GD transfers end I will have a reliable source of income. I believe in the poultry investments that I have already put in place. I know that eggs in high demand within my locality. I have never been this confident before as it feels good to be empowered financially.
 
7th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 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 different from how it was four months ago in that in, I am able to plan well with the money that I get from GiveDirectly. I have been able to save some amount of money in a merry go round group that we have in our village which I will finally use in paying my college fees and taking care of my other needs too. I have also managed to pay school fees for my children in primary school which were not possible before.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My additional goals in the next four months is to join college and from the knowledge that I will have gotten I believe I will put it into practice by venturing into a good business that will bring an income hence changing my life.
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 used to do hard jobs. I was employed by National youth service. I was doing hard jobs and the payment was not enough to feed the family and when the contract was over I was jobless again I had to do casual work to get some money to put the food on the table. When I started receiving money from Givedirectly I no longer do hard jobs. I'm able to work on my farm and even engage myself in a saving group merry go round that we have in our village. Im also able to save some amount of money to enable me to join college soon and this could not have been possible if I was not receiving the money from GD.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to have changed in the next six months in that, I will have cleared my college studies. And also I will have saved some good money in the merry go round which I intend to use in starting up a poultry keeping project to enable me to earn an extra income to meet additional household needs.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2735 KES ($27 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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The recipient was not asked any questions as part of this follow up.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 6 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i have faced in my life is unemployment. I have Three children who fully depends on me since my husband abandoned us- being unable to provide them with their needs has become a great challenge
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening. This is the time i go home with food knowing that my children are waiting for me. It feels good Whenever they hug me as they wait to see what i have bought for them to eat.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on paying fees for my driving school course and starting a new business
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement i am proudest of is my decision to start a cereals business. I struggled a lot to get capital to start my business last year but now i can see the fruits of my hard work. I am the breadwinner of my family and i am happy since i can at least afford to buy them food.