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Catherine
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
53
workCampaign
UBI
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16th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 4 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 struggle so much doing casual jobs in the village mainly by working on my neighbor's farms with meager earnings after being assigned cumbersome works. Nowadays I do earn an extra income from the sales of eggs which support me in meeting all the basic needs for my family.
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 continue saving the transfer in the merry go round group so as to expand my poultry business which I recently started by adding the number of chicken that I have.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I have been saving part of my transfer's in the merry go round group which we had started in the village upon enrolling in GiveDirectly's transfer project. Recently, I was fortunate to get my savings and I used it to build a poultry cope. The remaining amount I bought chicken to facilitate the start of rearing poultry. The biggest difference in my daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer is that I started a poultry keeping project at home which could not have been possible before. Today, the poultry project earns me an income by selling eggs at the nearby shopping center. Therefore, meeting my household basic needs especially paying school fees for my children is no longer a struggle as compared to before when I only relied on casual jobs and the income I got was not enough to meet all the needs for my family.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in the next six month in that I will have saved enough from the sales of eggs to buy a goat with them. I have always desired to own one hence the savings will make it possible one day.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Currently, I am happy a person now. This is because at least I can assist my spouse in meeting the house needs unlike before. After receiving the transfer form GiveDirectly, I managed to start poultry keeping. This has given me a good income from egg production. At least I can now cater for everything required in our household and my husband can major on school fees payment.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal in the next four months is to buy more chicken. Because of the good income I have seen from it, God willing, I will add more so as to increase the income. I will manage to this using the savings I have in our table banking.
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 am able to purchase households need unlike before I could only depend on my spouse. Depending on one person to cater for everything is really a burden to him. Thanks to GiveDirectly. I managed to save the transfers through the table banking and used them to start poultry farming. The income I get from the sale of egg production has assisted me to contribute to my spouse in taking care of household needs.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect in the next six months to have purchased two goats. I will manage to do this using the saving I have in table banking.
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 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 currently is different since I have been able to join a merry go round group.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
The new goals I now have is to buy a sheep and build a chicken pen.
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 happiness since my children have enough food nowdays.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in that I will have built a chicken pen and I will have also bought a sheep and some chicken.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 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 I now have is to start keeping chicken in large numbers.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life currently is different since I now have 3 more chicken thus an improvement.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in that I will have more chicken since I am planning to start keeping them in large numbers.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my life is happiness since I know that I will be getting money every month.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is lack of enough money to pay school fees for my son in college and therefore he sometimes defer his studies.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning, that is when i wake up healthy and ready to go to the farm to weed my vegetables.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer to start a poultry project.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement iam proudest of is my vegetable farming where i plant and sell kienyeji vegetables (sagek) and the money I get I use to pay school fees for my son and that makes me proud.