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Mutai's family
Subsistence farming
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12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
The recipient was not asked any questions as part of this follow up.
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life hhas really changed and now different from how it was in the last four months. I was living in a household with not even one livestock but currently i am rearing a;lot of hen which have made life more easier after selling the produce.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I have been good in generating ideas of since I started receiving transfers from GD. The money is really opening my mind and at the same time engaging me to work hard to see that my life changes. I have been working in the carpentry section with a friend who hired me though the pay compared to the work I am doing is very small. I now have a new goal to start smal in accumulating resources so that i can stsrt my own workshopop where I will also get a chance to employ other youth into mmy projec. We have been discusing the same with my wife who is eager to see me pick. she is always reminding me that she will be my maketing manager which makes the whole idea looks grerat..
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
joining a merry-go-round with other 20 members each contributing Managed to join a group , lots of improvement which have led to living in an iron sheet roof instead of a grass thatched
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
With the current ease in life, I am trying my best to ensure that I accumulate and put a stock of timber and frames in my house in preparation to start my own carpentry shop. I also have a plan to purchase a power saw and hire someone who will be using it in cutting more timber since I will be operating in a workshop which I really hope to see it grow.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2735 KES ($27 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have an intention of improving my farming using the transfer because i even use the previous transfer to lease a farm.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I would be away from home in search of contracts to do so as to get money to feed my children.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I am planning that in the next six months i will start a business of selling onions and other farm products to get money.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
I am very happy now that i was able to feed my family without much struggle unlike before when i could even fail to get money hence my kids could miss food that day.
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 the current economy which has killed my moral in various activities.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up and energetically do my chores efficiently.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I'm planning to spend my transfer on farming.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of is the fact that am alive and that my parents have given me great care.