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Magaret
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
31
workCampaign
UBI
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18th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life is different in that my harvest has really increased in the past year. This is because I was able to use farm inputs such as hybrid seed and fertilizer which I have been using on my farm for the past year. As a result, my harvest has increased from 2 sacks which have been my harvest to 5 sacks I harvest now. Whenever I have financial difficulty I can sell part of my harvest to raise money to sort the issue. I am glad I have solutions courtesy of GD transfers.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I have a new goal of starting a business to boost my income. I do not have a stable source of income and have been struggling to make ends meet. This is because I had to pay for my daughter's treatments which were very costly.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I have a daughter who has been mentally ill for four years now. I have really struggled to get medication from various hospitals which have been very costly in terms of transport and paying for treatment, but I have not succeeded though. I was advised to visit a soothsayer and because I did not have the resources, I was not able to go. I used my transfers which I had saved for a period to visit one who helped me in prayers. I am glad my daughter has improved and is not at the condition she was in before the transfers. I hope she recovers fully soon.
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 started the business. I have not decided what kind of business I want to invest in but I have decided on investing in a business. I want to save part of my harvest to raise the money for the business capital.
 
16th 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 currently different from how it was four months ago because like I mentioned before, I recently got a bumper harvest from my farm which makes it easy for us to have a balanced diet and also feed comfortably without worrying where the next meal will come from. Currently, I am to get almost everything from my farm as opposed to how I used to buy every little thing from the market, which at the end of the day was quite costly.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to start a business of selling second hand clothes. I thought of starting the business because I do not have any source of income, I fully depend on my spouse for everything. Once I start the business l will not depend on my spouse for everything rather I will also support him for other household expenditure.
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 I recently got a bumper harvest from my farm which I now use to feed my family, so I do not have to buy maize from the market like I used to do in the past. It will take pretty long before I run out of food stock. In addition to that, I had to toil in the past by working on other people’s farm in order to get a small token at the end of the day; however, I am proud to say that I no longer rely on such casual jobs. In the event that my kids are sent away due to fees arrears, then I have the privilege of selling out some of my maize products in exchange for cash.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l expect to have started my business of selling second hand clothes where I will be getting money to a void depending on my spouse for every thing.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES
access_time 5 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
i the previous farming seasons,I was not able to buy the required farm imputs which affected my final harvests,but with the help of these transfers,I was able to buy them which give me hope of having a bumper harvest thsi season.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I do not have any source of income which has always made me dependent on my husband which is not quite a good feeling. I wish to save some of these transfer to enable me to start a second-hand clothes business in our local market because it does not require a huge capital and quite achievable.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I have a sick child who requires close medical attention, the transfers have given me the opportunity to visit different hospitals in search of cure which unfortunately has not been achieved. I am happy that I am trying my best to give my son a better life unlike before when all we could do was to sit and wait for God's intervention.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I hope that I will have a stable business in the next six months which will make me independent so that I can run my own projects without having to depend on my husband 100% for financial assistance as I do now.
 
8th 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 because l am able to eat well.
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 to do a large scale farming.
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 can never go without food as before, because l spent most of the transfer on farming and l manage to get enough produce.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l expect to have started large scale farming.
 
4th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 5 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 have been able to pay medical bill for my sick daughter with ease though there is no positive change yet.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I do not expect any change unless my daughter recover because I spend all the money I get on her medication.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
There is no much difference because since I started receiving my transfer I spent all the money on medication.Though there is no positive feedback yet.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have no new goal because I have not achieved my dream of starting second hand clothe business because I have a sick child whom I take care of.The little money we get we use to pay medical bills.
 
Enrolled
access_time 6 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is finding enough food for my family. There is inflation yet money sources continue to be scarce.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening since its when I can get time to rest after accomplishing daily chores, and set plans for the following day.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend my transfers on starting a business that will help me have a stable income source to pay secondary education fees for my children who are currently in upper primary classes six and eight.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I don't have any achievement I can say I am proud of since I haven't yet made any progress towards improving our living standard and securing our future interms of food and children's education.