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Philip
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
51
workCampaign
UBI
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14th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 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 the way it was four months in that I'm no longer stressed up on how to raise money for meeting the family needs. This is because GD has eased my work.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
For the next four months of my life, I have an additional goal of purchasing enough corn for family consumption because the prices of corn have gone up it's also scarce.
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 I feel so comfortable and at ease because I have been able to meet the family's needs on time with a lot of ease.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I expect to have bought enough corn for family consumption so that in future before the next harvesting season I'll have enough stock for family consumption.
 
11th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 5 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 in that, I feel at peace because I get my monthly pay that I am able to use in taking care of my needs easily. I no longer depend on my rental houses only where at times the tenats default to pay rent.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to clear school fees for my child who will be joining high school very soon. I am keen on her education since I believe that this is the only way for a bright future.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
Eating well and actually, a well-balanced diet had not been possible most of the time due to lack of money. The little that I could get could handle a lot of things hence limiting a healthly lifestyle. Right now, this has changed and is the biggest difference in my daily life in the last four months as evident from the weight gain from 78 Kilograms to 92 Kilograms.
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, I will have settle bills for my daughter in school fully. I am certain that when this will happen, I will have peace since this will mean that she will settle well and will not be sent home due to fee arrears.
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 9 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 in that I take care of my children's need easily.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to buy a dairy cow for milk production.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my daily life in the last four months is that I bought expensive utensil easily.
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, I will have bought dairy cows for milk production hence I will no longer buy milk.
 
2nd 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?
My new plan is to contruct a kiosk which will be managed by my wife, and from the profits that we will get It will be easy for us to take care of the basic needs.
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 if I never received the transfer in that, right now I can channel the money that I have on some other plans because the monthly pay that I get caters for the household needs.
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, I will have managed to build a kiosk which will be an extra source of income for my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my daily life since I started receiving payments from GiveDirectly is that, taking care of the household budget has been easy especially buying foodtuff unlike before .
 
Enrolled
access_time over 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is i have faced in my life is not being able to educate my children in a good school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day in the evening when am having my whole family at home.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Since i have not been working i want to spend the money in starting a small business of selling household goods. This will enable me to sustain my family needs.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My greatest achievement is having able to invest in rental houses while i was still working.