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Dorine
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
37
workCampaign
UBI
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
25500 KES ($254 USD)
access_time 2 months 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 now sitting in a very nice comfortable furniture.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My additional goal is to start building my house that l have started buy materials.
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 very sure not spending more money on milk because l am know when it gives birth l will get milk from it, l will be able to sell it too to the community and get money to pay school fee to my children without too much stress. I am also sitting in a very comfortable furniture since spent the transfer to buy a nice comfortable furniture as compared to what l had before.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l expect to have started putting up my own home.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
25500 KES ($254 USD)
access_time 10 months ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
I have always desired to have a bigger and better house but my income has denied this so when I received this transfer, I was very happy because I will finally have my dream house. A house that can accommodate my family well.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I would want to build a new house to comfortably accommodate my family.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I have a number of seats in the house not just the few I had, I know will have my desired house and this motivates me a lot and my children are well dressed ever since I started receiving this transfer.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
Apart from earlier set goals, I would wish to start up a fish selling business to boost my income.
 
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access_time 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is having an unreliable source of income. I have therefore strained to pay my children's school fees or even meet other basic needs after my fish business, which I formerly relied on, had collapsed.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening after my day's activities when I retire to bed to unwind.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on renovating my house, and spend the remaining amount on reviving my fish business which had collapsed.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of was starting a fish business two years ago. With the income generated from my business, I could comfortably provide for my family's basic needs and pay my children's school fees without much struggle.