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David
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Raising livestock
faceAge:
64
workCampaign
UBI
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16th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 8 days ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Currently, my life is different from how it was four months ago since I have been able to improve on my farming practices. This is visible as the crops in my farm are doing well as it has not been invested by diseases. Because of this, I am optimistic that my produce this year will increase hence my family will have enough food to last us till the next harvesting season after selling some.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
The additional goal for my life for the next four months is to start a poultry keeping project. This project requires less inputs and attention thus it will be easy for me to always run it alongside dairy farming.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
Even though I no longer do some casual work, my family do get their needs on time. This is because I use part of my transfers to buy our needs and my farm produce to substitute this. Due to this, my family members are always well fed. Being able to provide for my family needs on time is so far the biggest difference in my daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, my life will not be the same again since I will have started a poultry keeping project. This project will be my alternative source of income apart from dairy and crop farming. I will be using the money derived from this project to provide for my family needs and use the money from the other projects to support my children's education.
 
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 different in that I no longer do a lot of casual jobs like I used to do in the past. GiveDirectly came in handy to help me relax at home and avoid working for long hours like I used to do. Doing a lot of casual work especially for an ageing person like me can be so stressing and tiring. These days I can relax and do my own work at home since I do not have pressure of getting enough money to feed the family for the day.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
In the next four months, I want to put more land under cultivation to further increase the amount of food produced from my farm. This I plan to do by hiring more land for cultivation and putting it into good use. The proceeds from my farming shall help me raise enough money to pay school fees for my children and at the same time be able to put food on the table for my family consistently.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my daily life over the last four months is that I have been able to meet most of my daily needs without having to struggle like I used to do before. Doing casual jobs to earn a living can be so stressing especially for an ageing person like me. The casual jobs requires a lot of energy to do yet the pay is too little. These transfers brought a lot of relief to me since I no longer work for long days to get enough money to buy food for my family. The transfers has also allowed me to improve my farming practices thus increasing our crop productivity and ensuring that we have enough food for the family and even surplus for selling to meet other family needs.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I expect to be fully employed in my farm and no longer doing any form of casual jobs to earn a living. This will mean that I generate more income from my farming practices and lead a generally happier life than the one I am leading now. It is at this time that I am also looking forward to having employed improved farming practices to help me increase crop production and engaging in livestock rearing as well.
 
5th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 1 year 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 am currently empowered by the transfers to do my own jobs. I currently do less casual job than before hence find myself living relaxed and happier life than before.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
The new goal that I have in my life in the next four months is to do more of short season crop (cabbage) farming.
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 found it easier getting my family basic needs. The transfer has given me support in my farm input and on my children fee payment hence making my life easier and a happy one.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months I expect to be living a better life in that I will have earned some income from cabbage farming. This will help me meet fee for my child and also other family basic needs.
 
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 goal is to pay fees for my children.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Before GD's project, I was struggling hard to pay fees for my children. GD's transfer has aided me pay fees and also in farming.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to have advanced in farming, growing vegetables and beans.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that GD transfer has enabled me pay fees for my children.
 
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access_time over 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing is the lack of adequate food to fed my family. It is struggle to get enough food since most of the farm produce is has been destroyed by the famine and the heavy rains that happened recently.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of my day is throughout the whole day. I am a farmer and most times I am working in the farm with my family. We talk a lot as we work hence greater joy being around my family.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend my transfer on improving my farming and paying school fees for my children. My farm provides me with a livelihood hence improving my farming will make increase produce from the farm .
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement in my life is starting a family. Am proud of the joy my family gives me. When I am with my children and seeing them grow old each makes me happy.