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Joab
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
House construction
faceAge:
31
workCampaign
UBI
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16th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 5 days ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
The other difference in my life since I started receiving these transfers is that I was able to improve and boost my retail shop business. My business was doing very bad because it was my only source of income and yet I had many demands dependant on it. Every time I would withdraw money from the business to meet my needs but I would not input money into the business. When I started receiving these transfers, I started boosting my business by adding more stock because it is my only source of income I have. I am glad it is now doing well because of the transfers.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
In the next four months, I wish to continue paying for the services of the lawyer until the case in done with. That is where my financial focus is going to be for the next year.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my daily life since I started receiving these transfers is that I have been able to sustain a lawyer who has been handling my case. I was dependent on my small income from the little profit from the shop business and I was almost draining it. I was afraid my business was going to collapse because I used part of the business money to pay for the services of the lawyer. Ever since I started receiving these, I have been finding it easy to pay for his services with the transfers. I don't strain anymore like I used to before the transfers.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I want to ensure I pay for the services of the lawyer until I am done. I will be saving the transfers and paying bit by bit until I will be able to go through with the case I have in court.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 5 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 l have been paying my lawyer without fail as we agreed.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I do not have any new goal a part from paying that debt that l have with a friend.
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 pay debt without any problem, as compare to before.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l expect to continue paying debt that l have with my friend.
 
5th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
I am currently able to buy new clothes that makes me dress up properly and look neat. In addition to that, I am also able to buy enough food to eat on a daily basis.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new additional goals includes getting a new job and probably getting a lady to marry
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
Right now I am able to get new clothes, I have changed my wardrobe tremendously. I am also able to buy food for my family.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in the event that I get a new job that will be able to sustain me for me a long time. I also expect to get a lady to marry since I now have cash that will be able to sustain the two of us.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goals include building a new house and further improving my business.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is currently different from how it was before because I am now able to live in a rental house. My business is also doing great, a factor that makes me so happy.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to get married within the next six months, in addition to expanding my business. The profits generated from my business will also help me in keeping my family afloat for a long period of time.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my life is that is that I was able to boost my business from the little cash I received from GD.
 
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access_time over 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is the fact that I have not had enough money to put up my home
What is the happiest part of your day?
Mostly in the evening when I have done some work and got some money to boost my mother buy some food
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to invest my money in farming
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest thing I can talk of is the fact that I do small jobs and help my parents buy some food