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Dolrosa
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
72
workCampaign
UBI
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20th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time almost 5 years 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 because l am now staying in a nice plastered house, after every body talked a bout me that I will never stay in a plastered house in my life being that I am very poor. I am also now sitting on a very comfortable furniture that almost everybody do admire in the village as compared to before when I was sitting on old generation seats and I was the talk of the day.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My additional goal is to continue saving and plaster the remaining part of my house, since I did not manage to plaster the whole house due to lack of money.
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 l was able to plaster my house using the money I received from give directly . I am very proud because I have managed to save the money I was receiving as much as it was but I have managed to use it to plaster the floor of my house. People believed that I could not manage to plaster my house using the money I received from GiveDirectly since they knew that the money so little that I could not manage to save. I am now happy because I am staying in a nice plastered house where I am very comfortable that l can even sit down on the floor because the floor is very neat as compared to before when the floor was very dusty.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months I expect to continue saving the money to plaster the remaining part of the house.
 
16th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 5 years 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 because l am eating well as compared to before when I would even stay the whole day without eating anything. I am also now staying in a nice plastered bedroom as much as I have not completed plastering it, but I am sure of completing it.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My additional goal in the next four months is to save more money and complete plastering my house, since I have only managed to plastere my bedroom only.
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, since I started receiving the money I am eating a well balanced diet as compared to before when I was eating vegetable throughout. I am also now staying in a nice plastered bedroom where my clothes does not get duty and I also do not use mad to repair my bedroom any more.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l expect to have completed plastering my house that I had started plastering and when I am through I will be staying in a nice plastered house where I will not repair it again using mad.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Before the transfers, I used to have a difficult time ensuring my children are not sent away for school fees. This is because I used to depend on casual work of ploughing other people's farm and the income could hardly feed us. Whenever my children were sent away for school fees, I would have to go and borrow because I did not have any savings or emergency money. On such days, we would most days, miss all the meals a day just to save to go pay school fees. In as much as I have not cleared their balances, I am happy they are rarely sent home for the same. I feel proud because I know they will perform better than the previous years. This is because they have more studying time in school.
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 plaster my house. Smearing every month has become tiresome due to my old age. I would like to even plaster the outside wall alone just to ensure the rains does not wash away the mud on the walls. This will also help save the money I use for hiring labour for smearing to use on other family needs.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my life since I started receiving these transfers is that I have never missed any meal in a day. I have always had three meals a day which was just but a story before last year. Since I depend on casual work of ploughing other people's farm, I have never had enough income to support all my family demands. Whenever I had an emergency like children being sent home for school fees or one of us was sick, we would hardly have even a meal. This is because I would borrow money to handle such emergency and use what we would have had for food to pay the debt. With the transfers, I have been able to budget well and ensure every day we have all the three meals a day.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I want to ensure I have a semi-permanent house. This I will realize by saving part of my transfers to buy cement and sand to use in plastering my house. I have always had to smear every month and due to old age, I always hire others to smear for me. This has been costly and would want to plaster my house so that the money for hiring someone to smear, I can use on other family needs.
 
5th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 6 years 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 because I already paid workers to parepare my parcel of land, which means that I expect produce from my parcel of land. I also don't have to sell my cattle to buy food everday which was expence.
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 cement my house because it emits alot of dust hence I have to sprinkle water to reduce dust everyday which is hectic.
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 don't quarrel with my child whom I used to ask assistance interms of money since I get month transfers. I feel proud also because my relatives doesn't look down upon me unlike before.
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 stay in decent house free from dust.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
455 KES ($4 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
Despite my age, I'm motivated to start a small business so that I'm able to get income.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would be if I never received the transfer in that I now feel relaxed. Having bought food stuff I now feel good and at peace.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months I expect to be leaving my home every morning to operate my business as my other fellow women. With this I believe I won't be having a lot worries since I'll be occupied the whole day in running my business.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I still have enough maize in my house thus I'm at peace. I don't have to be worried on how to raise money for buying maize considering the high prices have.
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I currently face is how to get food for the family. It takes me long and very hard to put food on the table and have my family enjoy.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up,I walk around and see my neighbours and my grand children and talk to them and thank God for a new day.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
When I get this money I am planning to repair my house,farming and ensure that my grandchildren go to school uninterrupted.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement is that I am still alive despite having lost some of my children I am thankful to God that I am alive.