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Beatrice
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
39
workCampaign
UBI
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20th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 3 days ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Comparing my life with how it was four months ago, I can attest that it has really changed. From the solar lighting system that never existed before and is now in place to the relief that I got by reducing the amount of casual labor that I engage in as I struggled to get income to meet my daily needs. My farming has really improved since I have improved my farming methods by resorting to machinery unlike in the past when I relied on hand tools to practice farming. This has led to increased food production where I get surplus food for sale.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
It has been my dream that we will one day have our own cow. As we are going on with the payment of the lighting system that we bought on hire purchase, this is an additional goal which we are currently working on. We plan to actualize this by making monthly contributions as a savings plan.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my daily life over the last four months is the improved lighting system in our household. I obtained a solar lighting system that amounted to KES 30000. I could not pay for this in cash and I had to pay a deposit of KES 1800 and a monthly installment of KES 1000 for three years. I consider this as one of my greatest achievement that has brought great difference in my daily life.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, we shall have accumulated enough money to buy a dairy cow. My husband and I have agreed on a monthly contribution which we will be saving towards the realization of this goal. The dairy cow shall bring great relief to us as a family especially on the cost of buying milk which has proven to be so costly to us.
 
15th 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 in that I no longer take debts. I am now able to plan well and ensure am living within my means. Initially, I depended on casual jobs which could not help me achieve most of my needs. I ended up taking loans which made me loose friends since every time they saw me they thought I was about to ask for something. I lost a lot of respect and dignity but I am happy my habit of asking has reduced. I am able to pay my children's school fees on time which enables them to study peacfully without being sent home
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My objective is to continue saving so that I am able to spend it on daughters graduation come August this year. I am so proud of her because she never disappointed me. I have to celebrate and appreciate her. I do not think I would have managed to hold the small celebration without the help of Give Directly.
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 pay school fees for my child. We started a merry go round as family and each month every member have their turn to save a good amount of money. For me, the money came in handy because I sorted out my child's school fees without taking a loan
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
My next goal is to build a permanent house. I am currently living in a semi-permanent house which is getting older. I have repaired it several times, therefore, I need to think of how fast how need to get this goal done. I also wish to ensure that my children get the best education.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Four months ago, it was very difficult for my child at the university because I could not meet her needs on time. This used to worry me as these seven affected her security and how he would be treated by the landlords. Having this transfer is a source of constant cash that will help her concentrate on her studies. I am less worried and actually happy about it.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I will join a merry go round group in order to save for buying a cow to enable me to take care of future needs. The cow will provide milk for my family income.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
In the last four months, my daily budget has become manageable. I used to struggle to meet my daily needs too much. Finding money to pay to buy food depended on the availability of menial jobs on other peoples farms. But four months ago, I started using the money I received on the basic needs. This transfer is just enough to cover it all. I so I feel freer and happier to be able to work for other things especially school fees.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I will have bought a cow in the next six months. I will be earning an income from it.This will eneable to meet my family needs in a very good way.
 
5th 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?
My life is currently different because I no longer struggle paying debts and school fees for my kids.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I am planning to buy a heifer through investing in a merry go round group.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference is that I no longer have debts and I have cleared activity fees using these transfers.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to have bought a dairy cow because the value will increase with time and I will have bought a dairy cow.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
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Enrolled
access_time over 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Our biggest hard time we faced as a family is when we had borrowed loan and it didn't finished the school for our children and it forces us to sell our livestock for school fees
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning this is because God has enable me to wake up peaceful and see another day.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on paying school fees for my children who are in secondary school and other in university.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
What i am proud of in my life is the time when i was employed on contract by Adult Education at Chepkosigen.