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Annah
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
46
workCampaign
UBI
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
25500 KES ($253 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
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Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
In the next four months, I have a new goal to start poultry farming as an added source of income. Currently, I am planning to construct a chicken coop which will then enable me to buy chicken and kickstart the project.
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 transfers is the completion of college studies by my child. I had been struggling to pay school fees for such a long time and at some point, my child would miss his examinations due to the incomplete payment of school fees. Her completion of college studies has enabled us to relax and focus on other projects.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
It is my expectation that in the next six months, poultry farming will be up and running. All plans are now on and if all goes well as I have planned, I am certain that it will be running in the next six months.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
23675 KES ($235 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my life is that I have nice poultry house.I did not sell my cow to pay school fees for my child to join college.I continue to get milk that is a daily income.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
My child will still be in school and I will have more cattle in my farm.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I currently have a good poultry house that has improved my egg production.I would have had to sell my only cow to send my child to college but Give Directly saved me.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I am planning to buy a cow and to increase the number of chicken in my poultry keeping.
 
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access_time over 2 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is raising school fees.My son is in University,two of his siblings are in Secondary school and three are in Primary school.It becomes a great challenge to raise their fees because the only income i depend on is my farm which sometimes may not produce enough to cater for it as well as the other household needs
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when we sit down to share a meal with my family.This makes me happy because seeing the family all happy together and having been able to provide for their needs for the day gives me a lot of fulfillment.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend the transfer in starting poultry farming Business.I will use a part of the transfer to build a poultry house and buy a chicken.What will remain from the transfer I will use to buy a heifer
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that I am proudest of is purchasing a piece of land.When i got married,there was only half an acre of land for my family to live in.With a lot of hardwork and savings from the little money that the small farm produced,I managed to buy an acre of land.