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Roseline
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kenya
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faceAge:
46
workCampaign
UBI
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18th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 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 new goal is to buy tiles which I will use on my floor. Sweeping the floor on a daily basis leads to smearing regularly because if causes holes on the floor while sweeping. Smearing is not easy hence I would want to handle the issue once and for all.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
Before the transfers, I did not have a house. I used to live in a structure covered by polythene paper because of the one I had earlier, got burnt down. I lost everything I had in that burnt house and I decided not to build a grass thatched house because of GD transfers. Every month when I got my transfers, I would save and when I had reached the target amounts, I used the savings to buy building materials such as iron sheet, nails and timber which I have used in building a big and better house than the one I had before. I am grateful for gD for the transfers because I am not sure if I would have built a new house by now on my own.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
My life will be different in the next six months because I will have used the transfers in starting a cloth business. After building a new house with my transfers, I have been using part of my monthly transfers to buy household items and since I also depend on income from casual work and farming, the transfers have been regular and helping me more than my other sources of income. My goal is to have another stable source of income to help me raise money for buying household items and meeting other family demands with fewer struggles. This is why I have decided on starting a cloth business to boost my income.
 
15th 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 new goal is to improve the floor of my house beyond plastering by tiling it. This will making the floor last longer than when it is plaster because with the plaster it can crack.
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 was able to plaster my house using the money I received from give directly . I am very proud because this has been my dream all along but I could not achieve it because of my fanancial status. I am very thankful to give directly because they have helped me achieve my dream. I am now happy because I am staying in a nice plastered house where I am very comfortable it is also easy to maintain in terms of cleaning.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months I will continue saving for my project of tiling my house for my to achieve my dream that I have been longing to do.
 
10th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
I am happier now that my family is living in a cleaner environment where I don't have to worry about the effects of the dust produced by the dusty floor we lived in before. This is after we were able to save and buy the required resources and plastered the inner part of our house. We have also purchased new seats because after losing most of our property in a fire accident two years back, we had never managed to buy certain things such as decent seats due to low income, but GD transfers made it possible.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
Now that we have plastered the inner part of our house, our goal is to complete the remaining outer part for uniformity and overall improvement of the house. This will make the house more durable as it will no longer get affected by the rains and even save me from constant smearing to renovate the destroyed areas as was I have always done. Once the plastering is done, we will focus on saving so that we can buy enough paint for the house for decoration purposes.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
My husband and I have been saving most of our transfers in the past months which we eventually used to buy the necessary materials to plaster our house. The house was previously made of mud which made our living environment very dusty and put us at risk of contracting respiratory diseases. It also required high maintenance as I would smear after every three months to keep the dust away. We have finally managed to plaster the entire inside part of the house and we are now living in a much cleaner environment and less worried about diseases and jiggers.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
With the plans we have for plastering the outer part of the house and painting the entire house once the plastering is done, I hope that in the next six months, there will be a total change in the general look of the house. I am more excited about the fact that I will no longer worry about having to smear the house using mud and cow dung to keep it neat as the plastering will take care of that.
 
7th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 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 ago because l am now able eat well balanced diet as compared to before when l would eat on a meal in a day.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My additional goal in the next four months is to plaster my house, since it is very dusty and it is not good for my health.
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 am able to put food on the table without too much struggling, when had to burn charcoal is when l get what to eat. I am also now very sure that l will staying in a nice plastered house.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l expect to have completed plastering my house and staying in it.
 
3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
4560 KES ($44 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
I have been able to buy things that I never had before because right now I have been able to buy a new set of sofa-set in addition to buying a few bags of cement and and sand that I used to make repairs on my house that has been in a dilapidated state.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to buy new tiles that I will use to decorate the floor of my house to make it loom more attractive and long-lasting. I know it is expensive to buy these items but I know I will be able to do so because I am so determined to achieve my target.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I now have things that I never had in the past such as the chairs which makes my living room so lively as opposed to the old seats that I had before that were so embarrassing.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
Right now I am planning to boost my shop business so that I can be able to rely on my savings and the little profits that I will be making from the business.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 6 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is being ill of blood pressure.It gets high oftenly when I am alone and this makes it hard to help myself when in need.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the mid-day when I get to see my neighbours and tell stories as we laugh.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend my transfer on buying household items like sofa sets and kitchen ware.I also plan to buy fish direct from lake Aram and sell to consumers at Ndori market.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement was when I used to have a fish business.I could afford to send ksh.2000 monthly to my mother to assist her in buying food and other basic needs.