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Naomi
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
20
workCampaign
UBI
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12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 12 days 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 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 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 1 year 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 1 year 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