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Sarah
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
79
workCampaign
UBI
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19th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My additional goal is to buy blanket because I do not have something worm to cover myself. I always complaining of being affected by cold since I am asthmatic. I believe once I managed to buy the blanket I will be sleep very comfortable.
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 now sleeping on a very comfortable place since I spent the money I got in the last four months to buy a very nice mattress and bed. I am also feeding on a well balanced diet and I also no longer miss a meal as compared to before.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l expect to have already bought a blanket and sleeping comfortably without any complaining.
 
16th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My new goal is to save enough money to enable me to purchase new furniture. I am using old generation furniture that is embarrassing in these times. When I have visitors, I have to ask my son for nice seats which are not proper for me.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to save enough money to enable me to purchase new furniture. I am using old generation furniture that is embarrassing in these times. When I have visitors, I have to ask my son for nice seats which are not proper for me.
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 the comfort I am getting when I sleep after I managed to purchase a bed and a good mattress. I had been sleeping on the hard floor on a mat for a long time. It was so uncomfortable. My whole body could ache all the time. Furthermore, I no longer feel embarrassed. In this era, people use mats for other reasons but not sleeping, I have been so backward. I am having comfortable sleep. Thanks to GiveDirectly!!
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I hope that I shall have started buying new and better furniture for my living room. Nice seats that can be admired by others.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
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The recipient was not asked any questions as part of this follow up.
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time over 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 because l no longer get sick how l used to before.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to build a kitchen for my grandchildren to have a place where they can spent their night and also for me to have a place where l can cook being that l am cooking outside.
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 had a chronic disease that l could not manage to treat but when l started receiving the transfer l went to the hospital and got treated and up to now l have not got ill again. I am also eating well as compared to before when l would only have two meals in a day.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l expect to have started saving for my project of building a kitchen.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My goal is to able to build myself a kitchen where I can carry my cooking activities and it can act as a shelter for my goats in the evening.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is currently different from before given that I can afford to have a meal everyday with ease unlike before it was a hustle with my old age.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months I expect to be cooking comfortably in my kitchen and my goats will have shelter at night. Besides that I will have enough food given that GD will be sending me transfers.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference is I can now sleep on a comfortable mattress unlike before I Used to sleep on a mat and it was really uncomfortable.
 
Enrolled
access_time 6 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in life is lack of daily income to enable me buy food for my daily up keep.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when having my evening meal after have struggled through out the day doing casual work to at least get food.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on buying iron sheets so that I may finish up my house to avoid the roof leakage when it is raining.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is raising up my children well through doing casual work despite the death of my husband who died when they were still very young until they are now grown ups with their own families.