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Alfred
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kenya
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Shopkeeper
faceAge:
19
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20th 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 new goal is to pursue further education in veterinary studies. I have been at home for a while and since I did not have enough money for my school fees, I never went to college. Getting a job nowadays is really hard without education. One needs to further their studies in order to be relevant in the competitive market. I, therefore, won't back down on this idea of going back to school no matter how hard situations maybe.
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 am nowadays ambitious and happy. I managed to buy a few chicken for rearing. This project will be a reminder of the good deeds that Give Directly did in my life. It will also sustain me even after they have finished their program in this region. In addition to that, I have also been able to buy some good clothes. Now I am confident when with my friends or even going to events that happen within our village because I have good looking clothes. I won't have to borrow whenever a special occasion comes up.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
My expectation in the near future is to go back and continue with my education. Once I am done with this, I hope to secure a good job and make my life better out of this. I can only do this by investing the little I have at the moment in order to afford my current needs and future goals. I am still thinking of the best business Idea that will enable me to prosper in life. Apart from that, I also wish to grow as a runner professionally. All this will depend on how things turn out with time.
 
16th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 5 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 join a tertiary institution to pursue my dreams. I had always longed to further my studies and my transfers came in handy as I used the savings I had been saving to pay for my school fees. This was my first priority in my life goals and I gladly took the chance when my brother promised me that he would be supporting me. This would not have been possible had it not have been for Givedirectly.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
At the moment, I do not have any new or additional goals for the next four months since my only aim as at now is to focus on my education.
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 have been able to cater for my personal needs adequately. Despite the fact that I am a student, I use part of my transfers to buy myself food and other personal items I am in need of while my brother helps me in paying my school fees.
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 not be depending too much on my brother on everything. This is because I believe that I will clear my school fees for this semester in the next month. This will enable my brother to save some money which he would have used in paying for my school fees.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Currently, I am able to finance my personal needs. Four months ago, I used to spend my transfers on payments towards clearing school fees in order to get my secondary school certificate. Therefore, I use to depend on my brother to meet my personal needs but currently, I use the money I get to cater for myself.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My additional goal is to join an athletics training college. I am good at athletics and I believe that If I have enough money to sustain me in the training camp, I will achieve more in sports.
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 preceding the current transfer is clearing arrears. Being that I used to pay my own secondary school fees, I could not raise enough money to pay it before completing school. The school administration withheld my certificate which became set back as I could not get any job. Receiving the transfers has become a door opener because I used it to get my certificate and can now secure a job.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
My life will have changed in the six months because I will be in a good training camp in a high altitude area. This place is famed for bringing forth very good legendary Kenyan athletes who have broken world records. I will be happy to train alongside the champions. I also expect to take part in competitions and even win some medals in the next six months.
 
5th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 6 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 in that I am currently able to get better resources for my education like books which was so hard in the past. I am current able to save some amount for my future use at the moment unlike before.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
The new goal that I have in my life in the next four months is to focus in my forth coming Kenya certificate of secondary examination.
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 is that I have had humble time and mind for my studies due to Gd transfer which help easily get my basic needs and better resources for my studies.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months I expect to have to be living a better life in that I will have started a business with my current savings and the money from merry go round.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
From the savings i have and that which i am going to receive from Givedirectly, I want to open a shop within my village.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is currently different in that i sometimes used to worry on how and where i would get money to improve myself. Right now i am glad i am able to receive money monthly which helps me in starting and running small projects.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, i expect to be enrolled and doing a course in a college. I also expect to have improved my living conditions from how it is now.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that i am very happy because i have money to take care of my personal needs. When there is no money, one cannot have peace within himself.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 6 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced and which I am still facing currently is getting money for my education. I am an orphan and I hardly get help from well wishers I therefore struggle so much to bring food to the table at the same time finance my education.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the evening when I close my shop and the turn up of buyers was high.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to use the transfer on improving my education. Right now I am pursuing certificate in Early Childhood Education and Development ( ECDE) school based program. I will therefore save the money so that when school open on April I will be in a position to pay my school fees.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I am an athlete. I ran both 800m and 5 Kilometers. I started running while in primary school and improved alot at the secondary level. I am happy so far because I have always emerged among the best in major races in the country thanks to the National youth service (NYS).