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Brian's family
Subsistence farming
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12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
The recipient was not asked any questions as part of this follow up.
5th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Life is now less challenging for me because of the money transfer that I get from GD.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I want to expand the poultry farming so that it becomes a much better process than how it is currently.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I have been able to get some money to support the farming process that I recently started. I do not find it difficult in trying to execute my activities.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
My life will change in my life within the next six months because I will be able to get enough supply of water from the dam I am creating at the moment. The water supply will ensure that I have plenty of water for my farming project.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
455 KES ($4 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal is to save my transfers to buy a Money Maker machine as I wish to do Horticultural farming. I plan to start my own family too .
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My current life is different in that I have hope of doing well.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in that I am working very hard and expect to have started making money from both my Poultry and Horticultural Projects six months from now..
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The difference in my daily life is that the Chicken Vaccine I bought using my transfer was timely , and my chicks are protected against disease outbreak.
access_time over 1 year ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in life in inability to raise fees on time that made me to suspend studies at some point.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I attend to the duties in the farm hopping for good harvest eventually.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend the transfer in poultry farming.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is completion of Diploma studies in genera agriculture that I hope will open more doors of employment in future.