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Fenike's family
Fenike
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
50
workCampaign
UBI
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
25500 KES ($248 USD)
access_time 2 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, l no longer go to the bush to help my self as I used to do before. My son too is in school learning like any other students without any stress of missing classes .
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My main goal was to build a pit latrine and also to pay university fee for my son and I thank God and GiveDirectly that this goal was achieved soon. i now have a very secured place where when i have visitors or even mY family can help themselves . Fortunately or unfortunately after this, I do not have any new goal I want to achieve in the next four months. I feel I have gained some sense of fulfillment build a pit latrine and also pay university fee for my son.
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 manage to build a pit latrine where when I have visitors I am not embarrassed to show the where they can help themselves, as compared to before when I was so much embarrassed that I could not wish any visitor to ask me about pit latrine. Health wise I am also very safe, because most of the time health officers would always go round and a rest people because of lack of pit latrine.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months i expect that to continue using the pit latrine that I build using give directly's. My family will no longer use bush to help themselves as before because hygienically it is not good.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
23675 KES ($236 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
I am now living in a better house compared to what I was living in before, the plastering reduced the amount of dust which has also benefited us health wise.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I will use a small portion of the money that I will receive next to start a small business that will enable me have my own source of income.This will greatly reduce the burden my husband has on taking care of the family.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
If I had not received the money,I would still be living in a dusty house and I would be full of stress of how to raise my son's college fee.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I am planning to use the money to clear my son's college fee so that he can fully settle and concentrate in school.
 
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access_time over 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is paying my children's school fees and providing meals to them since am only doing small scale farming which isn't enough.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when we all leave home to do our daily work activities since its the only way we can build our family.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Am planning to spend my transfer in building a toilet and repairing my house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have been able to pay my children's school fees from my small earnings from subsistence farming which wasn't very easy.