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Gladhys
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
64
workCampaign
UBI
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18th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 4 days ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Previously, we were staying in a compound that was not fenced. This often left us having stray animals invading our compound and making us uncomfortable by spoiling crops. I am glad that with GiveDirectly transfers, I was able to fence our compound and we are now safe from unwanted visitors and stray animal who would make us quite uncomfortable. I was also able to purchase enough corn which can sustain my family for a longer period of time.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
We are currently getting to the second planting season. Last season was not so good to us since we did not have a good harvest which has seen us buy food all this while, My plans are to engage in more advanced farming methods and increase the yield. I plan to do this by buying hybrid seeds, paying casuals and applying fertilizers in my farm.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The last four months would have been so challenging to me had I not received GiveDirectly transfers. During this period, I did not get a good harvest and that meant that I had to buy food and other basic household neccesities for my family. I am glad I was able to afford to buy maize and there is no day that my family ever went hungry-thanks to GiveDirectly.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
Currently, all my hopes and plans are to invest in farming hoping for an improved harvest as compared to the last harvest. In the next six months, I expect to have practiced the advanced farming practices and hopefully, my crops will have done better.
 
15th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Currently, my life is different in that I now own a kitchen. Therefore I am able to cook at anytime that I intend to unlike before cooking in my main house was hazardous to my family's health which forced me to cook early before the sunsets.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal for the next four months is to aim higher and get to my goal of replacing my grassed thatched roof into an iron sheet one. This means I intend to be disciplined with the finances I get from GiveDirectly through buying the required building materials on a monthly basis.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
Previously, I have been living in a one-room house which served as a kitchen, living, and bedroom to my family. Today, I have a different story to tell because the biggest difference in my daily life for the last four months is that I have successfully built a kitchen which I have ever dreamt of. T
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 shall have fixed an iron sheet roof and replace the grassed that one by buying building materials every month with the sent transfer. This is because at the moment the leaky grass thatched roof of my house is in a deplorable condition which has made it risky for our habitation.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
I was able to fence my compound this month with the savings that I have been making from part of my monthly transfers and a loan from my local savings group. This has really changed my life because my security is now enhanced and I don't have to engage in petty quarrels with my neighbours whose livestock would invade my compound all the time.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I recently took a loan to help purchase some of the required materials to be used in the fencing and my savings were not enough to buy. I will use my next transfers to repay the loan before I can plan on another project.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
Because in the last four months I was still saving most my transfers to purchase the required materials for the fencing of my compound, I cannot be able to say that there was any difference in my daily life brought by this money.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
After I am done clearing the loan, I will save the remaining bits of the transfers so that I can buy a goat that will be a long term investment of these tranfers.
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 10 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
I have started making plans on how I can start my small scale business unlike how I used to live four months ago when I could not make such plans because I was not sure how things could eventually turn out for me.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
starting a small scale business in the near future. I plan to start a posho-mill business. I will buy a good stock of maize so that my customers will be abler to get ready made maize that they will buy and I will be able to make some profits.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I have been able to buy fencing materials that I will use to secure my compound. My neighbors normally let their cows and goats free during the day and they normally get into my farm and destroy my farm products which normally lets me run into losses.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I have a plan of starting a small scale business of selling tomatoes, onions, and vegetables in the local market which I expect to generate some income from the profits that I will make from the business prospect.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I am planning to fence my compound for security purpose as well as take my so to college a dream that has been making me go nuts.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Currently I am able to feed well without any concern of going a day without food.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to have fenced my compound as well as improve my business to be able to increase income. I run a mill grinder at the village.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference is that GD has enabled me to have food on my table with ease
 
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access_time over 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is my life is loneliness. When I lost my husband
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I have gotten some food to eat
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to fence my home
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I have raised my children well and they are well educated