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Vincent
landscapeCountry:
kenya
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faceAge:
38
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UBI
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18th 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 in that before the transfers were sent, I used to depend majorly on allowances earned from volunteering as a social worker. This was not consistent, on some days I was forced to do casual work to earn an income which was never readily available. But thank God, GD reformed my life I was able to start a poultry project from the transfers I received and this has been instrumental in my life as far as provision is concerned. I can earn from the project and meet my needs.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
In the next four months, my plan is to have a modern structure for the poultry business and enlarge my production. This will help generate more income. As the project nears to the end, I will be able to sustain my family through the sales from my poutry business.
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 past four months is that I have been able to expand my poultry business by adding hybrids that are resistant to diseases. Initially, the local breeds that I had could succumb to diseases and I lost several birds. This reduced my production and ate into my profits. But currently, the improved breeds are disease resistant and this has seen their numbers grow equally the production as well has improved.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I expect I will have expanded my project and enhanced my production. I am looking forward to becoming an established poultry farmer. To act as a benchmark for those who want to start the same project. Besides that, I will be at a position of consistently providing for my family with much ease and at a comfortable state.
 
16th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Previously I didn't have a reliable source of income and I was idle in most cases. This made life so challenging because being physically challenged I couldn't do most of the activities that could generate income. I'm happy this is not the case anymore because I used the previous transfers to start up a poultry project. I'm proud at the moment I have around 60 chicken and soon I'll start earning more than 1000 KES from them. This will enable me to comfortably meet my family's needs without relying on anyone.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
Currently, I have an iron shelter for the poultry but this isn't secure because anyone or any predator can easily break in and steal or harm the poultry. For the next four months of my life, I expect to have a new goal of saving some money so that I can use it to construct a permanent structure for the poultry.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I'm physically challenged and people have this notion that the physically challenged people are beggars. For a longer period of time, I haven't been having a reliable source of income thus I was idle most of the time. The moment when I started receiving the transfers I invested in poultry keeping. Initially, I started with less than ten but currently, I have a stock of close to 60 chicken. I feel so proud of myself and currently, I'm no longer idle because I spend most of my time feeding the poultry and cleaning both the poultry house and feeding containers. This is how different my life has been in the last four months preceding the current transfers.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
Currently, I only have a small piece of land where I do farming. Due to the small size, I normally get small produce that can't sustain my family for a year. Therefore, in the next six months of my life, I expect to have saved enough money to purchase a piece of land where I'll be farming.
 
11th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 7 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
The last four months has been so good for me because I bought a solar powered system that I have been using to keep my chicks warm at night during cold hours. Apart from that, the solar system also helps me to keep the house bright at night so right now I do not have to use paraffin lighting system due to its chocking nature.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My short term goal right now is to be able to increase the size of production so that the project can pick up and increase the size of my income. If the birds can lay eggs rapidly, it will means that their numbers will increase significantly and the amount of profits that I generate can also rise
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The money has helped me to uplift the project of poultry keeping which has kept me afloat since the first time that GD came to our village. I started with a few birds by then but right now the numbers have been increasing significantly every month because of how committed I have been with this project. I see myself having a bright future ahead because my plans are elaborate and my commitment are unrivaled in this village. Very soon I will be the number one supplier around.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I want to buy barbed wire that I will use to fence my entire compound so that I do not have to keep the chicks in a closed door environment for the whole day. Apart from that, I want to build a permanent structure for my chicks so that I will not have to use the temporary structure in the future.
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 9 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Apart from keeping poultry for the business that has greatly improved my livelihood, my current life is different from how it was four months ago in that I also managed to purchase a solar lamp. I have reduced the cost of buying kerosene and that money I now channel to other projects that is more income generating.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to start supplying chicken to the big hotels around me. I am physically disabled and I do not want to depend on people who most of the time see me as a bother. In the next four months, my livelihood shall have improved greatly and even more as compared to how it is today because I will be receiving more income from selling my chicken and even eggs.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I feel economically empowered now in my daily life. When I look at the last four months, I only relied on my small workshops to earn me some small wages, that has changed greatly since I started receiving these transfer as I started a poultry keeping project. My livelihood has greatly improved. I am able to sell eggs and even chicken. I take myself like any other normal person and my disability in no longer a challenge. I make my own money from myy own sweat.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, hopefully, I shall have made more profits from poultry farming. With the profits made here, I shall have bought a motorcycle for the taxi business. To transport the products, I will not have to hire any means of transport. I will be using my own means and selling my own products. That is a guaranteed comfortable life from the profits made.
 
3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I am planning to also open upon up a cosmetics shop in the market center once the poultry project has picked up.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Currently I am able to actualize the plans that I have. Initially, I had plans but lacked money to implement them so they were sort of dreams. Now I have an assured income from GD. This has changed my life.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, once my project has picked, I will plaster my mad house to prevent the rains from destroying it.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
I have been working on a poultry project in the year 2018. I never knew where I would have gotten money for the project but thanks to GD this project is coming to life because of the transfers I have received.
 
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access_time over 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in my life is that I am disabled and jobless hence getting my daily bread is a challenge to me as the work I am currently doing is a volunteer job.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am socializing with my fellow people living with disabilities while educating them on ways that can empower them. This makes me happy as I am able to provide them with skills on how they can survive in this world full of challenges.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on starting a business of selling hand bags for ladies and a paultry farming project.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that I managed to build my own house with the help of a well-wisher as I am disabled. This makes me proud because I didn't allow my disability to prevent me from having my own house.