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Bor's family
Bor
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
24
workCampaign
UBI
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16th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 4 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 in that I have been able to build a spacious house for my family. I used the savings I got from our savings group to achieve this. The one I was living in was small and could not accommodate all my family comfortably.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
The additional goals in my life for the next four months is to buy cement and ceiling board with the transfers and use in furnishing my house. This will relieve my wife from the struggles she faces when searching for cow-dung in my neighbor's homestead and then to smear our present mud house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
Before, my farming practices were poor and I always had low harvests but after I started using fertilizers, I got a good harvest recently. This has ensured food security for my family as I use part of the transfers to buy food to supplement what I produce. Therefore the biggest difference in my daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer is that my family have an opportunity to enjoy the nutritive value of balance diet meals on a daily basis.
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 furnished my house using GiveDirectly's transfers. My house will be dust free hence cleaning it will be easier most especially while dusting.
 
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 four months ago because I feel more optimistic about a brighter and more fruitful future. This is because I have managed to purchase a relatively large number of tea seedlings that I have been yearning to plant. Besides, we have been enjoying an increase in income and savings because we have concluded renovating our kitchen. Still, the new and more decent kitchen has earned us more prestige as a family.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My additional goal for my life for the next four months is to ensure that I have planted all the tea seedlings in my one-acre piece of land. I will save most of the transfers from GiveDirectly to finance the project because I will be hiring some individuals to dig up some holes for planting. Successful completion of the project means a lot to my family with regards to income generation.
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 feel more optimistic about a brighter future. This is because I have managed to buy a relatively larger number of tea seedlings. I have been struggling to plant tea because it is one of the main cash crops in our area. Unfortunately, the income that I usually get from my casual work of house construction was insufficient to finance the project. Indeed, there has been a big difference following the transfers from GiveDirectly. Consequently, I look forward to planting the tea in the next few months. Hence, I am hopeful of a better future since I will be having a reliable source of income - tea.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change significantly in the next six months. This is because the renovation of our main house will have started. Accordingly, I will be spending a lot of funds to finance the project. Hence, I will be handling more casual work and saving little or no funds. Hence, the transfers from GiveDirectly will be invaluable at that time.
 
6th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 10 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
I have managed to plant crops properly on time and with sufficient inputs. I am hopefull for better income.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I plan to build a house
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my life is that I get an income every month. This allows me to work mre on my farm as I have inputs to planr at the required time.This makes me realy happy
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I will have built a house and wil already be living well.I will also have bought a cow as I will have recived contributions from my table banking group.
 
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?
I want to start saving so as to buy a dairiy cow in the near future.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is currently different from before because right now, my projects are running through the help of the transfer. I am so happy that the transfer improved my life.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect that in the next six months, i would have improved my state of living and would be financially stable and able to buy a cow.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my life is the fact that the money that i received help me complete a project that will have probably stalled.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Sickness
What is the happiest part of your day?
Morning
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Building
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Built a house