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Sopphy
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
31
workCampaign
UBI
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19th 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?
My life is different in the last four months in that I was able to buy building materials with ease. I would not have managed to get the materials in my own ways and perhaps it would have taken longer to build the kitchen. This is because I only depend on a small income from casual work which does not even meet our daily needs. I know I would not have built the kitchen by now. Thanks to GD for the transfers.
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 of building chicken shed. I have poultry and I find it very hard to share the house with poultry at night. This is because they attract bugs and it affects my family hence I want to build them a shed.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I have always wanted to have a kitchen where I can cook and also provide a sleeping place for my children. This is because the house I have now is not big enough to accommodate my family, especially at night. Whenever we had to sleep, we had put some of my seats outside so as to get enough sleeping space. During the rainy season, we had to try and squeeze everything in the house and we would not have comfortable sleep. I used my GD transfers to buy building materials which I used in putting up a kitchen where I cook and my children sleep in. This is a burden taken off my back.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in that I will have built the chicken shed. I want to save part of my monthly transfers as I did before so that I may use my savings to buy building materials for putting up the chicken shed.
 
16th 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?
My life is currently different from how it was four months ago because l am eating well and I am also able to save money and purchase building materials for putting up a kitchen for my children, which has not been possible because I have been living a life of hand to mouth.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
In the next four months, I will continue saving the money to buy building materials to put up a kitchen for my children to have a place where they can spend their night comfortably, for that reason I do not have any new or additional goal.
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 have started buying building materials where by I am planning to put up a kitchen for my children to have a place where they can sleep comfortably, since they are sleeping at my neighbor's house where it is very risk because they always go there very later and the place is also far, I also not sure of the behaviours of the children they are spending the night they might be children who are not well behaved and they can influence my children.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, l expect to have completed building the kitchen and my children would have a very comfortable place to spend their night. My spouse too will have a nice neat kitchen to cook in.
 
12th 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 in that, I am looking forward to building a kitchen something that has been a desire in my heart. I used to cook outside my house. when it rained, I was forced to move the cooking in the house. This was uncomfortable especially when I had visitors around. But in the next two months once I have assembled all the building materials this situation will change permanently.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
In the next four months, once the kitchen has been built, I am planning to put up a poultry business to help me generate extra income to support my family in terms of meeting our needs in the household.
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 am soon building a kitchen and I will no longer have to cook outside the house. Initially, I had the desire of building a kitchen but I consistently lacked enough resources, circumstances forced me to cook outside my house and the rains were at times a bother. When I started receiving my transfers, I have been buying iron sheets and other building materials to enables me to build the KItchen. This will mean no more disruptions while cooking. I so proud and cannot wait for the kitchen to be built.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I will be the happiest mother in my community. I am hopeful that I will have constructed my kitchen that means no more cooking outside the house in the open air. Besides that, I am hopeful that the poultry project will have been implemented as well. This will mean an addition to our daily income.
 
7th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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The recipient was not asked any questions as part of this follow up.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have a new goal of constructing booth kitchen and poultry house. I didn't think of it before because I could not afford it but now that I'll be receiving some monthly, I'll give them the first priority.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is the same as the way it would have been had I not received the transfer.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to have built a poultry house and add more poultry in the next six months.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
So far there is no big difference in my daily life since I started receiving the money because I have not used the money yet.
 
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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 face is not having a stable job. I am forced to do casual jobs within the village. This means I have to wake up very early in the morning when it's cold hence exposing me to diseases like malaria. Not having money to treat my self means I can not go to work and that means that i cannot get money to buy food for my family which is not good
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I get to wake up and know that God has blessed me to see another day.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfers on building a house for my chicken. Currently they sleep in the living room where my children also sleep and that is not healthy. I would also like to build a kitchen where I can cook since as at now I am forced to cook in the house especially when it is raining. Being that I use firewood while cooking, the smoke is at times too much for my young children
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am most proud of is having built a bigger house for my family. I used to stay in a very small grassthatched house that was only one room. Sharing sleeping space with my husband and children was so disturbing. But now I am proud to say I own a bigger iron roofed house. At least my children sleep in the living room while I and my husband sleep in another room