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Joseph
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
21
workCampaign
UBI
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17th 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 right now is to make sure that I erect my new house within the next four months because I believe that I have accumulated enough construction materials which will see me through this process within the shortest time possible.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
My life has had a change because for one I have been able to buy approximately eighteen iron sheets. I started buying the iron sheets when I started receiving the first transfers. Were it not for the transfers, I would not have been able to accumulate these iron sheets because the items are quite expensive for an ordinary person like me.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
My life will change in the near future because for one I will bein my house which will be more spacious as compared to the structure that I live in today. Getting this new structure will be a big achievement for me because building a house is quite expensive for casual labor like myself.
 
14th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life is different from how it would have been four months in that I have been actively involved in budgeting for my family. My mother has always taken up the role as the sole provider for the family. Since I did not have a consistent income, I was not able to come in as I would want to. Since I started receiving these transfers, I have been able to help my mother provide for my family. This has been very helpful in my life because I feel I have been part of the family.
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 that I want to continue to buy building materials such as iron sheets, nails, and timber so as to have materials needed for building a house. I do not want to continue staying at my brother's house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in daily life since I started receiving these transfers is that I have building materials which I will use in building my own house. I have always desired to have a house of my own but due to low income from casual work, I could not manage to build a house. I knew one day I would build a house but how to go about it, I did not know. I have been using part of my monthly transfers to buy building materials such as iron sheets. In as much I do not have the whole amount of materials needed, I have most of them which assure me of a new house.
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 be having a sheep or goat. This is because I would want to have tangible evidence of the change GD brought to my life. I will use it as an investment for my family.
 
11th 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 have acquired a lot of households that I didn't know I would ever own in my life. These include; furniture, steel door, and iron sheets. These have improved my life and I feel proud as a man because I do not have to ask for seats from neighbors anymore.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
Currently, I do not have a stable source of income so for the next four months of my life, I have an additional goal of purchasing a cow for rearing as a way of investment. I believe that after the cow has given birth I'll have an additional cow which I can sell whenever I have an emergency.
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 transfers is the pride and happiness I have because I have already bought iron sheets. This has given me the hopes that I will soon have a decent house thus I won't spend a lot of money and time looking for grass to maintain the house.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I expect to have bought a cow for a rearing.
 
7th 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 ago in that, my house is almost full. I have bought a lot of things like seats and utensils. I thank GiveDirectly very much because this could not have been possible without their help.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to buy animals that I can sell later on and use the money to take care of my needs.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
Depending on casual jobs which are not even available has been a limiting factor towards my progress in terms of achieving my goals even the little ones like furnishing my house. Most of the time I could only buy maybe food and the money was over. Right now the biggest difference in my daily life in the last four months is evitable in that, I have managed to buy household items easily like utensils and seats. My house looks beautiful, thanks to GiveDirectly.
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 an investment in that owning animal simply means they will multiply with time hence I will be able to sell them at a higher price later. I will also have managed to build a spacious house which is comfortable than the grass thatched one.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
4560 KES ($45 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am now seeing myself as valuable. I have something to do after taking a vocational training in panel beating.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months,I will be through with my course and hopefully I will be having my own workshop. Thanks to GiveDirectly who have made this a reality.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is currently different from how it would have been had I never received the transfer in that I can now say I have become a professional in panel beating even though I am not through with my course,courtesy of GiveDirectly transfers.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
No,I do not have a new goal currently but I am building on the one I had before of becoming a professional in this field. In the future,I am optimistic I will have my own workshop.
 
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access_time 6 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is, lack of finance so that I can learn to be a mechanic and get employed in any company for me to get money that can sustain us.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is, evening after I have worked and have some money that I can use to buy food for our family.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer to, build a semi permanent house so that I can move from a small grass thatched house which I currently have and start to bring up my family in future.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is, as a farmer I am able to balance from my farm produce to take us through famine period and our family have managed to survive all through.