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Naomi
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
20
workCampaign
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23rd Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
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Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My goal in the four months is to lump up our transfers with my spouse and save in order to buy another cow for rearing. I currently have to and I want to improve on my dairy farming by buying one more.
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 was able to seek medical assistance using the transfer and I am now well and healthy. I m also glad that my baby has several pairs of clothes too to change, hence keeping the hygiene of the baby high which in turn reduces the risks of diseases and infections.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
My expectation in the near future is to have built a bigger semipermanent house. When we bought this piece of land, we did not have enough money to build better spacious houses. We were forced to build what we could afford which was mud walled and they are quite small. I also expect to be having one additional dairy cow for rearing. The proceeds from the sale of milk from the cows will help us meet our daily needs.
 
20th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
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Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to buy a heifer so that when the it calves down we shall have milk for use at home and for sale. Having one for my own will make me proud to have contributed to the wealth of our family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
In the last four months, I have been saving part of my transfers with the intention of buying a cow. As at now, I have saved KES 18900 with I will pout together with my next transfers and buy a high breed heifer. Making such savings with a short period of time is an achievement to me as I wouldn't have managed to raise such amount with casual jobs.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I believe that receiving these transfers would enable me to support cash crop farming. I am thinking of growing short term crops which do well in this region. This would enable us to double our income and get some for food.
 
16th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 10 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Currently, I feel better and my health has improved since the birth of my child allmost five months ago. I was able to use the money I received over the last four months to treat myself and take care of my sons's needs with the transfers.Without this help, I really cant tell what would have happened to us.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I dont have a new goal but to keep using the money for my health care and that of mh baby. I am a happy mother and still facing some few challenges but I plan to overcome them .
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
Over the last four months, my health had greatly deteroriated and I was expecting baby boy. Using the money, I sought for an found vety good medical care and my baby is born and very well. Initially, I was so worried. About his health and mine but I thank God that I had the transfers to provide me with the treatment I needed. I delibvwred safely in a god hospital because of the transfers.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I expect to have regained my strenght and health. I know that by that time, I will have money to get back to farming.. I expect yo have inested money from GD , and my crops will be ready to earn me an income.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
The anxiety of becoming a parent is worsened by fears of a bleak financial future. I had been very worried about how I was going to cater for my first born child yet I did not have a reliable source of income. As a result, I began using the money I received over the last four months to buy clothes and other provisions for the expected baby. I managed to handle the journey of my first pregnancy with a lot of confidence knowing that all was well because I could use the money that comes to every month form GiveDirectly. In fact, I recently delivered via a Caesarian section but managed to pull through the very expensive procedure using the money I get as a top up. My husband and I are so lucky to be part of this program. Without it, our lives would be in a financial mess as a result of the procedure and the aftercare needs.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I don't have an additional goal in the next four months but to keep saving towards buying a dairy cow. I need a dairy cow and I know I will use the savings that I keep in my merry go round to purchase it.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my daily life in the last four months is that I have more land under cultivation. This was possible because I leased another parcel of land using the money have been receiving over the last four months. This land is under maize cultivation that will be used for food and also for sale. More farmland means that I get more income. This will go a long way in meeting my family's needs.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect that I will be having a cow in the next six months. I will have saved enough money from the transfers and will have completed the purchase. This means that my income will enable me to assist my husband in providing our families needs.
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time over 1 year 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 in that I'm currently able to provide for my family, saving for my future my plans. We currently have peace in our family in that the petty transaction that used bring quarrels to my family has been settled down by monthly transfers. I am also able to meet basic family needs due to availability of transfers.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
The new goal that I have for my life in the next four months is to buy a cow.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my daily life in the last four months preceding my current transfer is that I am currently saving some amount of money per month. I am so hopeful that very soon I'll be able to see my dream of having my own cow. I am since I see the savings as my future security for my family basic needs.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months to come, I will have bought my own cow. I expected a more peaceful and a happier life with the blessing of a newborn child to my family.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal is to improve my house and buy a dairy cow.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I can now plan how to go on with my work and seeing myself leaving casual jobs where I am underpaid.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months my life would have improved and I will have bought a cow.
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 happy that I have improved my house.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 2 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship was living in a house we were being rained on, we were very poor without anything even utensils
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is when I am with people chatting and laughing
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfers on buying a cow which will enable me to sustain my family
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The most achievement I am proudest of is building a house as small as it is, we were living in terrible house we had nothing even a cap