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Patricia
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
73
workCampaign
UBI
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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?
Unfortunately I do not have any new or additional goal I pray to continue receiving the money from give directly and spend it on food since I am too old and I o not have any source of income.
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 able to make decisions on whatever type of food I would like to eat as compared to before when I was limited to depend on what I was brought for by my son and I could not choose on what to eat on which day. Currently I am able to eat to the fullest because I have money to buy enough food. I am very happy I no longer depend on someone in order to eat.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months I expect to continue receiving money from give directly which will help me buying food and sustaining my life to increase my life span.
 
15th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time almost 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 because I am eating well I do not miss any meal in a day. I also no longer spend money to buy parrafin since i am using solar lump.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to start saving and buy building materials and extend my house since it is too small that if I have my church members they can not fit all in house and I always feel bad about this. When I extend the house I will have a spacious house that I am able to keep my things properly without putting them on to of one another.
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 no longer spend money to buy parrafin for lighting my house since, I spent the money that I got from give directly to buy solar system that I am using to light my house which is very convenient because I do not need to look for matchbox when I want to light it. Since I started receiving the money I have never gone to bed without eating anything because I always spend wisely. I am also very proud because I had started cattle keeping where if I have emergency I can sell it and spend the money accordingly.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months I expect to have completed extending my house and staying in a spacious nice comfortable house, in that when I have church members I am not worried at all.
 
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?
My life is currently different from how it was four months ago because l am eating well even if l do not have money because l am able to borrow and pay later. I longer use tin lump to light my house as l used to do before.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to renovate the roof of my house since it is too old when it is raining it alway wash the wall.
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 manage to buy solar lump that l am using to light my house. I do not spend money any more to buy parrafin to light my house as l use to do before. I have also started cattle farming by buying sheep that l can sell in future when l have any emergency. Since l started receiving the transfer l have never gone to bed without eating anything, because even if l do not have money l would go and borrow things from the shop.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l expect to have started saving the money buy a few building materials to start renovating my house.
 
8th 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 currently different from how it was four months ago because l am eating very comfortable.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My goal is to plaster my house and also to extend 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 l am now eating well as compared to before when l had to depend somebody for me to get food, where sometimes l could even go to bed without food.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l expect to have started saving for my project of extending and plasrering my house.
 
4th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time almost 6 years 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 I have been able to get daily food and household expenditures which I couldn't before due to lack of money .
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect in the next six months to shall have saved up enough money and bought a goat .
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Currently my life is different in that I have been able to get daily food and household expenditures which I couldn't before due to lack of money.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal is to save up money and spend it on buying a goat.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 6 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is not being able to take care of myself and provide for myself.I totally depend on my children to cook and clean for me.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when my grandchildren are all back from school and are playing around my house.This is the time they can also fetch me water and run some of my errands.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to use my transfer to invest in poultry farming. I will spend the rest of it on food so that I can ease the burden on my son who has to fend for me and his family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My Proudest achievement is to raise my children to be God fearing and respectful. Their respect for God and humanity has earned them respect and love from many people in the society.