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Edah
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
19
workCampaign
UBI
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8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 6 days 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 now have some seat cushions. I used part of my transfers to buy these cushions. It was uncomfortable sitting on the chairs before and whenever I had visitors, I would borrow cushions from my neighbor and I was not comfortable with it. I am now glad that I have been able to acquire them hence one can sit comfortably.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to buy vegetable seeds, plant and later sell them in order to get money. I will use this money to cater for my children's education and save some of it. I am also planning to use my next transfer to start a new business where I buy and sell maize. I settled on this business because maize is a basic need for every family and they cannot do without it hence I am assured that I will get customers on a daily basis. This will therefore boost my daily income.
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 preceding the current transfer is that I am now an independent woman unlike before when I used to depend on my spouse to provide everything for our family. Currently, I am able to buy all my family needs without having to borrow money from my husband. This has boosted our relationship since he is no longer quarrelsome as he was in the past claiming that I only depended on him for everything.
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 sold my vegetables. I will add the money I will get after selling these vegetables and profits from my business and use them to lease a farm. I will plant maize on this farm so that I will get enough for my family consumption and for my business.
 
4th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my daily life is happiness since I have been able to plant some maize.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in that I will have bought some seats, seat cushions and a cupboard.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life currently is different since I have been able to join merry go round group and I have been able to plant some maize.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
The new goals I now have is to buy a cupboard and some seats.
 
Enrolled
access_time 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in life is when I couldn't provide for my family,I could go round looking for 'kibarua' but all in vain so I couldn't set my eyes on my kids.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is during morning when I woke up feeling fresh and ready for the days work.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Am planning to spend my transfer on buying and selling of maize. I will also plant vegetables for sale.The remaining part of it I will use to buy food stuff and clothing.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of is every time I plant maize its successful, it has never failed and I really thank God.