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George
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Brick making
faceAge:
23
workCampaign
UBI
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11th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
I am so proud of what GD transfers have helped me achieve over the past few months. I am now living in a decent house which I was able to construct mostly using GD transfers, my family members are very healthy can afford better meals because my farming projects generate a daily income that ensures they can have food even in my absence, and most of all, I can afford to pay my children's school fees without much of a struggle.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I have been plastering my house which was made of mud before so that it can be more durable and presentable. I have completed only a section of the house and would wish to complete the remaining parts. My plan right now is to use all my transfers to buy the necessary materials so that I can complete the plastering as soon as possible.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I have managed to invest my transfers over the past few months in farming which has greatly increased my daily income and reduced my daily expenditure. I have chickens that lay eggs that can be sold for money or even used for household meals. This means that my family can never go hungry even on those days that I have no money or have exhausted my salary.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I want to be able to fully venture into farming so that I can eventually quit my current job which is very hectic yet very poorly paying and become self employed in the next six months. I have come to realize that farming pays well and all it requires is dedication which is what I want to practice so that I can turn my life around financially.
 
8th 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 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 10 months 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 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.
 
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access_time over 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.