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8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
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 I am feeling less burdened than I was before. As a matter of facts, I can easily acquire some foodstuffs for my household and my family always feed well. Lastly, I am also able to seek for better medication whenever my wife falls sick.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My additional goals in the next four months are to start and grow my poultry farm, from which I will be able to raise more eggs and chicken for sale thus earn more income. I also aspire to furnish my house with a new set of chairs. Since I have bought building sand and six bags of cement, I hope that when I receive my transfers for the next four months, I will spend them on buying more bags of cement and thereafter plaster my house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my life for the last four months preceding the current transfer is owning a new and spacious house. Previously, I was living in a small house which I built when establishing my homestead. I did not have sufficient money by then to build a bigger house. Moreover, I am always at peace because of the assurance of the monthly transfers, unlike before when I had to fully depend on unreliable casual jobs. I have also built a chicken house from which I am planning to start poultry farming. For a long time, I have been desiring to have a poultry farm.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change positively in the next six months as a result of the increase in my income. I am projecting to have an increase in the number of my domestic fowls. I will, therefore, be able to sell eggs and some chicken to increase my earning. Lastly, I expect to concentrate on poultry farming and thereafter resign from my casual job and become self-independent.
4th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 7 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that l am now staying in a spacious comfortable house, since l spent the whole of the transfer l have been saving from GD plus other savings and built a nice house.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six month l expect to have started poultry keeping.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Had l not received the transfer l could not have build my house this fast.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal is to start poultry keeping as my future investment.
access_time 1 year ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have faced my biggest hardship when my parents passed on whike i was 5 years old. Living with different relatives was not easy.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is after completion of my daily chores and when i retreat home to have a rest.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend most of the transfers to build a new house and start a chicken breeding business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My greatest achievement has been being able to purchase my 8 herd of cattle.