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Milka's family
Milka
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
22
workCampaign
UBI
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20th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
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Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal for the next four months is to save money in the merry go round to enable me to buy a heifer which has always been my wish.
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 have developed a saving culture that I did not have before. I joined a merry go round group that we started in our village and this has enabled me to save money and bought a goat. I depend on small scale farming as a source of income at home and the income from this is only enough for the basic needs of the family. Thre was no extra money for saving in the group. When GiveDirectly started sending us the money we form a group with other village members and decided to start a merry go round to help us save some money for developments and school fees for our children. This has given me hope to still work hard for better things ahead of me. I'm so much grateful for the support it has changed our living started.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
Currently, I have not planned for the next six months because my main objective now is on the four months to buy a heifer.
 
16th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life is currently improved because I can afford basic needs. I have been using part of the money to buy food stuffs that was one of the difficulties that i 2as facing. I also have. Descent clothes both for me and my children who would mostly be in some old torn clothes. I am happy now since my family is now well off just like the others.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My goalbover the next four months is to keep. Saving so that as the transfers stops coming next year. I will be able to start a grocery business.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference is savings in a merry go round group that i have accumulated over the last for months .This savings have empowered me to beli3ve tg i can alos get to a point where i can stop relying on my husband for daily provisions. This gives me joy that i can afford to provide for my family too.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I will have bought a cow using the savings and the proceeds from my grocery busines that I will start in the next two months. Dairy farming will be a big source of income in in the next six months in addition to the grocery business.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time almost 3 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 we look more presentable. I have purchased new clothes for my family. Still, the two hens that I bought using the initial cash from GiveDirectly are providing us with eggs for consumption and sale. Moreover, my children are enjoying ample learning time because I have cleared their school fees on time. Overall, our lives have significatly improved.
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 cement the floor of my house. I have been struggling clean and maintain our dusty house. Thus, I chose to cement it to ensure we live in a cleaner and safer house.
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 spend more time and energy with my family. Since I used to rely primarily on casual work to gain income, the transfers from GiveDirectly have earned me lots of relieve. Accordingly, I am spending most of my time and energy working on my farm and supporting my family. I have contributed significantly to the planting and weeding our crops. Thus, I look forward to a good harvest unlike before.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change drastically in the next six months. This is because we shall be residing in a cleaner house. Moreover, I will be spending less energy and time cleaning our house. Still, I will have started a grocery business in a nearby center. Subsequently, I will be enjoying a higher income. I will rely mainly on table banking to save the money from GiveDirectly to facilitate the projects.
 
5th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life is currently different because I can now afford to pay fees and has strengthened me to work harder in my work.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
In the next four months I am planning to buy furniture slowly and surely.
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 these transfers have enabled me to acquire farm inputs, food and school fees of which was quite difficult before.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I am expecting to have bought furniture and a solar lighting system.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
455 KES ($4 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
The new goal that I have gotten since I started receiving the transfer include; poultry farming that I want to start, want to buy a cow and start saving money for my future use.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is currently different in that I can relying on myself and afford to provide basic needs to my family in that even when I do not have cash to finance them I borrow with the assurance that I will settle all through give directly transfer.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to be better in the next six months in that my family will be having enough food, good amount of savings and my poultry farming will be well established and productive.This will give me power and ability to support my children and my family in terms of their financial needs.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my daily life since I started receiving the transfer is that I feel I can rely on my self to provide for my family, see some development coming in my family and am always feeling thankful for the support.
 
Enrolled
access_time 4 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is raising food for my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part my day is when my husband is home.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to start a small business of buying and selling maize.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I am happy that farming is paying fruit, in the last two years I didn't have but now I have three of them which provide milk for my family.