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Jecinter
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
18
workCampaign
UBI
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12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 12 days ago
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Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal in the next four months is to help my mother buy household items such as seats and utensils. She requested for my financial support and I promised to help.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
My mother has been our sole provider in the family. She has been the one who has always paid my school fees. Due to the low income from farming, I have always been sent home for fees arrears because my mother was not able to pay arrears in time and also provide for other needs of the family. Since I started receiving my transfers, I have been paying my school fees arrears on a monthly basis which has been very helpful. So far this year, I have never been sent home for arrears. This is because we used our transfers to clear my fees in school. I do study in school peacefully because of GD transfers.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
My life will be different in the next six months in that I will always have money to pay for my fees arrears. I will always use my monthly transfer to pay for my arrears on a monthly basis as I have always done with the previous ones. I would want to have ample time in school because from that I will be able to perform well and pass my examinations. I would not want to fail after the opportunity given to me by Give Directly. I would also want to help my parents as we had agreed at the time when I started receiving these transfers.school fees
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
4560 KES ($44 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life is different from how it would have been four months ago in that we have always had food in the house. I have never been part of the planning for food in the house. GD gave me the chance to be part of it which was very fulfilling. When my mother thanked me
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
In the next four months, I wish to buy a cow. I will use this as an investment which will help me when I finally join college by raising college fees.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I am a student who is fully studying. I don't have any source of income and have to depend on my parents to provide money for my school fees. This was difficult due to low income from casual work but since I started receiving these transfers, I have paid my fees arrears. Right now, I have cleared the balance and even paid in advance. This has been helpful.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in the next six months in that we will be having new household items. My mother has always requested for them but due to low income, we have not managed. I know that I will help her raise money for the same now that I am done with my fees.
 
4th Payment
Transfer Amount
4560 KES ($45 USD)
access_time 9 months ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
There has been a lot of difference in my daily life because for one I can now afford to pay my own school fees as well as paying fees for my siblings. Previously, my siblings used to be sent home every now and then but currently they spend their time in school concentrating on their studies rather than spending time at home and losing out on their academic progress.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I have a plan of buying a few items that are lacking in the house such as cupboard, furniture's such as a new sofa-set and a dining table. Apart from that, I also want to get new bedding and a new bed that I really need so urgently. Currently I am forced to sleep on a mat every night because that is what we can afford but I know that very soon I will be able to buy a bed and sleep very comfortably every night.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I think I would have been living a poor life because for one I would have been at home waiting for my mum to get some cash and pay my school fees because without that, the teachers would not allow me back in school.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have a plan of bringing up a new kitchen structure because the one we are using currently may just end up collapsing anytime because it is in such a poor and dilapidated state. We do not want any of us to be caught unawares because the rainy season is just around the corner.
 
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What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in life is my parents inability to secure a reliable source of income. I am unable to pay my school fees timely.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening. At this time, we have our meals together and share ideas.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on paying my school fees since my parents do not have a stable source of income.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having passed my class eight national examinations, now I am in form one and looking forward to joining university after four years.