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Maurice
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Raising livestock
faceAge:
28
workCampaign
UBI
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12th 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?
I do not have any new or additional goal a part from continuing improving my business of plastic chairs for hire to make it better than how it is now and be able to serve the whole community well.
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 l managed to start the business of hiring plastic chairs in our village and this has earned me more money as compared the casual jobs that I used do in that I am able to support my parents in providing me withthe basic needs. They are very happy and feel relived by getting my support. The business has also supported people in the village since they no longer walk a long distance in search of plastic chairs for hire incase of any function.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l will have expanded the business and be able to serve the whole community and enjoy more profit out of it.
 
7th Payment
Transfer Amount
4560 KES ($45 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 when I no longer depend on my parents for everything rather I do help my parents for households expenditure. I am now self employed I have my own time to do my things without being supervised. I am getting more than enough as compared to when I was employed as a herdsman.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My additional goal is to add more plastic chairs for the business to enlarge from where it is now, for me to get more profit out of it.
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 have managed to open a barbershop with the money I got from give directly, the business is doing very well that I am able to support my parents in households expenditure and I am also able to aquire my personal things without depending on my parents as I used to do before. The business of hiring plastic chairs is also doing well as much I started it recently but I am very sure it will be better than it is now.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months I expected have added more plastic chairs to improve my business and get more income. I also expect to create employment to other people in my barbershop by adding more machines.
 
4th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
I have expanded the size of my house that is now spacious enough to accommodate my bed and some chairs. I used to live in a single room house that was very small in size, served as sitting room and bedroom. At least I have some privacy as I can keep my valuables in the bedroom and lock the door.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to open up a barber shop in the next six months. My home is closer to two primary schools where pupils keep their hair short. This will be a source self-employment and improved cash flow. I shall also train some of the youths in may community who are jobless and lack skills to bargain for better opportunities. This will enable them become self-reliant and more productive for societal development.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I managed to expand my house that was initially a single room to two rooms. Nowadays, I have a separate bedroom with privacy and spacious sitting room unlike before when one room served both purposes. I have bought some chairs as well that are being hired by neighbors who pay me some little money that have since become additional source of income. I can now save with an aim of buying more chairs and barber shop equipment.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
The new goal that I nowardys have is purchase of a shaving machine so that I could be able to operate a barber shop in future. This will be of better source of income as compared to the casual labor that is tedious and unreliable. I also intend to offer trainings for the youths in our community who are jobless and desperate.
 
Enrolled
access_time 6 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in my life is that my legs are infested with jiggers and I have really tried to get rid of them but I am not able to eradicate them completely hence they cause a lot of pain to me.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I go out to graze cattle. This makes me happy because I am able to get some income out of it which enables me to buy clothes and food.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on starting a paultry business, I will spend part of it to purchase plastic chairs which I can give out for hire and also to start a barber shop.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that I managed to buy some chairs for my house using cash that I got from doing casual labor. This makes me proud because it is part of my own hardwork.