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Julius
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Teaching
faceAge:
50
workCampaign
UBI
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16th 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?
My life is different in that I have been able to meet most of my familys needs much more more easily than I used to get. My pay slip was fully committed to paying loans and this left me with very little to take home at the end of every month. GiveDirectly transfers came in handy to help me meet most of my family's basic needs much more easily and saved me from the shame of being an irresponsible father. This has brought so much joy and happiness in my family and I couldn't thank GiveDirectly enough.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
Two of my children just cleared their secondary education and they are due to join various colleges over the next four months. They remain to be my main focus over this period as I try to pool resources together and be able to meet all their college needs in time. I am optimistic that with the resources that I have assembled over this period of time then I will be able to pay their school fees in time.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my daily is that the GiveDirectly transfers have helped me at the time when I was earning almost nothing due to over borrowing. I am a P1 teacher and my salary is too little to fully help me out in paying all of my bills. This, coupled with the many children who were in various secondary schools then, led me into over borrowing as I struggled to pay their school fees in time. GiveDirectly transfers were able to see me buy the basic household necessities something which I was almost unable to accomplish.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in that I shall have taken my two children to their various colleges and successfully settle them as they try to make their own future bright. This is definitely a priority to me since there is nothing that could make me more happier than to give the best in terms of education to my children. I am looking forward to doing this.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 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 currently different from how it was before because while planning and budgeting for my family needs and bills, I always know that my daughter's rent will be taken care by the transfers from Givedirectly. This allows me to put my energy on other essentials and I am less worried because some important task is always sorted first. This allow L's me to even have other development plans like the poultry project.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I am planning to put up a poultry project in the near future. This is what I have always wanted to do and if my finances go well, I will do so in the next few months.
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 am less worried knowing that my daughter's rent is well sorted as the transfer's receiving date usually coincides with the dates of rent payment. This makes me happy because the transfers is like my helping hand.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
My expectation in the near future is to start and run a poultry project. The proceeds from this project will allow me take care of my family and if possible, start a dairy project. All these are meant to improve my family's lifestyle by allowing us have more than one sources of income. I expect us to be living a much better life than we are now.
 
6th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 11 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
I am not straining very much unlike previous times since i have a big family.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I am planning to buy a goat for my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
This transfer has really provided my family food hence there is happiness in the house.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I am planning to buy a big television for my family to watch and get happy.
 
Initial 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?
At the moment, I am planning to start keeping grade chicken since I hear from people at the radio motivating people to do this kind of farming since it fetches high profit.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Currently, I have received this transfers only once and I used them to pay for the debt which I would still be having had I not received the money.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I am expecting my life to change in the next six months in that I will I have started keeping grade chicken and the profit I will be getting will help me achieve most of my needs.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
There is a slight difference in my life since I started receiving the transfers because I was able to off set the debt which I had.
 
Enrolled
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 lack of electric power. My dreams of raising zero grazers and hatching eggs have stalled.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is at the morning when I am sharing breakfast with my famliy. It means a new day and good health amongst my family members.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend the farming on improving my farming. I will use them to buy and rear poultry and dairy cows.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that I successfully completed my studies and get employed as a teacher. We rely mainly on income from my employment to earn a living.