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Moses's family
Moses
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
32
workCampaign
UBI
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12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 12 days ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
I have been able to cement the exterior parts of my house within the last four months and right now my house looks so presentable. These are some of the things that i desired to do in the past but due to financial resources, it has always been quite hard to achieve them.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I plan to make savings every month of maybe two thousands shillings. The main reason for making the savings is to enable me start a small scale business of stocking maize and re-selling them during periods when the prices rise significantly. By doing this, I know that I will be able to get some profits which definitely improve our lifestyle and living standards.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The money has really helped me because I recently built a new house using the transfers that I have been getting from GD. I had been accumulating new irons sheets every single month and finally I managed to build a new spacious house. The problem with the structure I used to stay in previously was that it was very small compared to my large family.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I plan to expand the size of my business with time so that I can generate more profits for me and then from there I will be in a position to establish whet I want to do next with the proceeds that I shall have generated from the business.
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
I never had a beautiful house like I have right now due to limited finances but thanks to GD I was able to get anew house that more spacious and can easily accommodate my family members very comfortably.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I have a plan of plastering the interior and the exterior section of the house so that I transform it from a mud walled house to a semi-permanent
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I have the cash to buy a few building materials like iron sheets and iron nails that I used to erect the new building. The house I lived in before was in a dilapidated state and that is why I had to build another one.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to start a small scale business where I will be buying maize from suppliers and later re-sell to our local people in the community. This business will also generate profits for me that will be able to sustain me financially moving into the future.
 
4th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 8 months 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 my dream of having of having a more spacious is moving so fast. Previously it had stalled for some time for lack of money to even buying the building .
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six expect my life to change for the better with my new spacious house fully constructed and family will be occupying it.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is currently different from how it would have been had I never received the transfer is that I can do other things too using the money I get from GiveDirectly and my other sources.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal is to start a cereal business. With this I will be making more income.
 
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access_time 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of income since the casual jobs do not offer sufficient returns. There is one night that i almost lost my baby to an acute stomach problem because i had no money to hire a motor bike to drop him to the hospital.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am usually happy in the morning because most of our casual jobs are in the morning, so working with other peers creates great joy as it offers opportunity to bring home food to my wife and children.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on opening a cereal business. It is one kind of a business that would not miss to have daily customers. The current situation of engaging in casual labour is not guaranteed because at times when I fail to get the jobs, it can mean even going without meals at home with the young children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement was two years ago when I saved from the casual wages and managed to build my own home which is spacious enough that shall enable me start other farming business like poultry keeping in future.