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Wilfrida
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
75
workCampaign
UBI
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18th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
have a good health because I have peace
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
renovating my house
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
majorly depend on this transfer for food, have good health
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
renavating my house for livestp
 
14th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Four months ago I had no livestock in my compound, but thankfully, that is no longer the case as I have managed to save some of my own money which I combined to the transfers from GD and bought a calf and sheep. I was not able to buy a full-grown heifer due to financial difficulties, so I bought a calf that I know will mature only in a couple of years.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
There is a section of my house that had collapsed during the most recent rainy season which I wish to plaster before it crumbles further. I plan to use some of the next dew transfers to purchase the required materials such as sand cement to enable me to renovate the area.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I was able to save some of the money I have been receiving in the past four months which I then added to my own saving and purchased a calf. I never owned a cow before and I wanted something that would be a proper reminder of GD in my life even after the project is over, that is why I settled on livestock. Whenever I take a look at the calf daily, I am pleased fo I know that GD has made a difference in my life.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
Once I am done with the renovation of the section of my house that cracked and collapsed, I will now focus on buying foodstuff such maize to stock for next year. I know that the transfers will stop early next year, so I want to stock maize because this farming season is not so productive due to the inconsistent rains that were also not so sufficient therefore I have no hopes any decent harvest.
 
11th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 5 years 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 now have my own cow. I am also eating well l can not miss a meal in a day as compared to before.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to renovate my house since it is too old it can fall down any time.
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 have manage to buy cow that l am planning to sell in future and get the money to renovate my house, since it is too old it can fall down any time. The has been in this condition for so long after my spouse past on, but l could not manage to repair it because l do not have any source of income, as much l have been longing to repair it.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l expect to have more cows to improve my cattle farming.
 
7th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
I now have an opportunity to buy food for myself and feed myself appropriately with utmost ease as opposed to how I used to struggle so much before when I had not yet started receiving the cash.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I plan to cement the interior part of my house to make it more durable and more beautiful. I will need to buy a few bags of cement and maybe sand that will be used for the process to make it a success.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I have been using this money to buy different things but the biggest difference is the sheep that I have been able to buy and I know it will continue giving birth and that will give me an opportunity to sell them and make some cash.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to buy more sheep that will give me a chance to have a large flock of sheep and for me it is important to have the large number of livestock because when I sell them out I will be able to get more money and eventually buy a cow.
 
3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I do not have any new goal as per now because I have not achieved my previous goals though I am in the process of achieving them .
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is currently different from how it could have been had I never received the transfer in that I am very healthy because I eat well.I have a lot of peace because I do not have debts unlike before when I used to borrow a lot from my neighbors in order to survive.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in the next six months in that I will have achieved my set goals like buying a cow and repairing my house.I believe I will have a cow that gives me milk, that I can sell to get money to support my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my daily life since I started receiving payments from Give Directly is that I have a lot peace since I have hope of getting monthly income unlike before when I did not have any hope of getting any income.Nowadays I take three meals a day unlike before I used to go without a times.I bought clothes and shoes and I can now dress decently like my fellow neighbors.
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is death.All my daughters and sons have died and I have no one to depend on financially.This has tortured me emotionally and almost giving up with life.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up to a new day and see my neighbours around.We gossip together and laugh about them.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend my transfer on improving my house by doing some repair on the walls,roof and floor.I will achieve this by saving kshs.1000 monthly continuously for a period of 6months.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is buying two cows and a sheep.Seeing them everyday in my compound makes me feel proud and rich because they are my only assets I depend on.