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Mercy
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
20
workCampaign
UBI
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4th Payment
Transfer Amount
4560 KES ($45 USD)
access_time 3 months 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 is that, l have manage to join merry go round where l am very sure l will achieve my dream of starting my business, which l could not have done without GD. Anytime l received the transfer l always buy enough maize that allow us to have our meal for a prieod of time.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l expect to have started my business of selling second hand clothes and supporting my spouse in household expenditure.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is currently different from how it was four months ago because it is very rare in for us to miss a meal as compared to before.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal is to save and start my business of selling second hand clothes.
 
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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 extreme poverty that made me drop out of school and married off at an early age.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I take some breakfast before heading to the farm.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend the transfer in construction of a new house since my current house is leaking.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My greatest achievement in life is offering casual labor to neaby farms and bought clothes. I feel happy and courageous to associate with others because I look decent.