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Marseline
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Motorcycle or bicycle taxi
faceAge:
28
workCampaign
UBI
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12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 25 days ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Previously, I used to stay in a small one-roomed house which was squeezed. When we were all in it one could accidentally step on the other while moving around indeed movements and privacy was difficult to maintain. Changing this situation wasn't possible due to the meagre income, I made from the causal works. Currently, my life is different in that with the saving from the transfers my dream house is under construction and I believe after its completion we will be able to live a comfortable life without fear of falling walls as a family.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I have no new goal since my objectives is to complete the construction of a decent shelter that I have always dreamed of. Because my happiness is to be able to give my children a comfortable shelter.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
Previously, we used to stay in a small one-roomed house which was squeezed. When we were all in it one could accidentally step on the other while moving around indeed movements and privacy was difficult to maintain. When it rained with a lot of wind the house could leak. I was worried that one day the wind could blow away the roof and we would be rendered homeless. Changing this situation wasn't possible due to the meagre income, I made from the causal works. The biggest difference in my daily life is that with the saving from the transfers my dream house is under construction and I believe after its completion we will be able to live a comfortable life without fear of falling walls.
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 the I have started saving for my six children's education because I believe through their education,they will be able to lead a successful life since they will be able to get well-paying jobs . Therefore I am hopeful that they will be able to escape the cruel vicious cycle of poverty that we as their parents succumbed to.
 
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?
I have been able to save some money in my m-shwari account and the plan is to use it to construct a new semi-permanent house in the near future. I can say that the organization has empowered me economically because before this money started trickling in I could not save even a single cent, for me this is a difference.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I am planning to to get a new large house that is more spacious than the one that I am living in currently. The one I have right now is too small for the large family and getting a new one has been a challenge because I do not have cash that can enable me construct a new one. The only job that I do is to go to the farm and cultivate my land which does not yield so much so most of the times I am forced to rely on my husbands income from his motor cycle riding business.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The money has been helping so much because right now I have been able to buy a new sofa-set unlike before when my visitors used on broken stools and it was very embarrassing to me. At-least right now I have a modern sofa-set that is very comfortable and whenever I get visitors , I no longer fear giving them a warm welcome.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I will have changed my life a lot because I am so sure that by then my husband and I will have been able to erect the new building that will be able to comfortably accommodate every member of my family. Additionally, I will be in a position to pay school fees for my children with ease because I will have cash at my disposal
 
4th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 9 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 I am able to get the various basic needs I lacked in life.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months,I expect my life to shall changed for the better with my new spacious house fully constructed with a few livestock bought for rearing.
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 have furniture in my living room. People can now admire my house. I have also been able to buy a few utensils for my kitchen. I no longer use plastic utensils when I host visitors.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal is to build a new a more spacious house that can accommodate my family.
 
Enrolled
access_time 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in life is unreliable source of income. I am unable to provide my family with basic needs.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is at midday when my children are from school. We usually have our meals together and discuss a lot about their academic progress.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on buying building materials, pay labor to construct my own home. I am living with my in - laws in the same compound and I do not like it.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have managed to sustain my marriage up to date unlike my peers who are unable to live with their spouses.