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Caroline
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
29
workCampaign
UBI
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12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 29 days ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My family's food supply has never dwindled over the last month. I bought enough foodstuffs in \jnaurry that I just keep replenishing every month using the transfers. My children are well fed because I provide proper meals using the transfers I get and from the constant milk supply that is resulted from the transfers. another effect is on their education. I have fully paid their fees and they are currently learning without any interruptions. The financial success that I enjoy would no that been possible were it not for GiveDirectly.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My additional goal is to buy another cow. I intend to complete repaying the previous loan in the next two months and immediately take another one.
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 the milk production from the cow I bought using the transfer. I get enough milk for both my family's consumption and for sale t earn an income. I took a loan that I service using the cash transfers to buy them a cow. I was assured of the constant income and so I was able to secure a loan. I am so happy because the investment is helping me to meet my financial obligations unlike four months ago.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, My life will have changed in that I will have bought a parcel of land. I plan to do this by taking a loan and top it up using the money I get as a farm caretaker. I work fo my brother who left his tea farm under my care and went o work in the city, The savings I have made from the salary he gives me will top up the loan that I will take. I will buy a piece of land where I can settle my family in. Being a single mother means so much pain and poverty but the empowerment from GiveDirectly is leading me out of the bondage. I will be having my own parcel of land in the next six months.
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 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 better than it was four months ago. I am able to sell milk and get funds to meet needs such as food and tuition fee for my children.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to buy a piece of land so as to move out of my parents' and live with my children.
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 the cow that I now have. We no longer buy milk each day.
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. I expect to have bought the piece of land and have my own space and land.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
4560 KES ($46 USD)
access_time 12 months ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new plan is to improve farming
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Since I received GD transfer, I have seen my business improving. I used the transfer to boost my business.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to have purchased a piece of land in the next six months.
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 have confidence and believe that I will receive more transfers and planning how to spend it.
 
Enrolled
access_time 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i have faced in life is when i left my home,am a single mother and my children are in school and i pay school fees for them,i don't depend on anybody i have to work hard in order to provide for my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when i wake up in the morning and ready to go to the farm to pluck tea since that is my daily work in order to feed my family.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I will spend my tranfer on: 1.table banking 2.buying a calf and give my friend to look after since i dont have enough plot to keep.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that am proud of is that i have two calves i bought with my own savings that has made me proud and happy.