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Florence
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
46
workCampaign
UBI
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12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 12 days ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Since I started receiving these transfers, I feel I have peace in my life. This is because I used to be stressed since I did not have any stable source of income to handle all my needs. I used to beg for help or borrow money which in most cases, I would not get. The debts also affected my friendship with my friends negatively. Since I started receiving these transfers, I have been handling my own issues without seeking help from others but only my husband. I find peace in my heart because of the transfers.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
In the next four months, I wish to buy a gate. This is because I have fenced my home but I feel it is not complete without a gate. This will help reduce the number of cases I have with my neighbours when their cattle come to my home and destroy my tree seedlings.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my life since I started receiving these transfers is that every month I have my money. This has helped me reduce the number of debts I had. I used to struggle financially since I only depended on farming as my only source of income. The income I used to get from farming was not enough to handle all my needs. With GD transfers, I have been having my own money and I no longer depend on my husband and debt to handle my issues. I used to bother my friends and my husband with my troubles which is not the case anymore. I am financially independent because of the transfers.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I want to buy a water tank. This will help me save water during the rainy seasons. This is because in our area in the dry seasons we suffer a lot to get water and I would not want to go through the same struggle anymore. I want to take this opportunity and help myself.
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life is different because I have been able to get money to buy food for the family and keep the family afloat. I no longer get depressed and worried whenever I do not have money to buy food for my family.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I am planning to to buy a new gate that we will ensure my family is secured and free from theft and robbery cases.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I have been able to buy food for the family with ease and right now maintaining a balanced diet is not a problem for me.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the near future I expect to have some domestic animals such as sheep that I will buy from the market and rear within my compound so that I can count on them on generating income in the future when I will sell them in exchange of cash.
 
4th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 8 months 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 daily life is that I have something to rely on at least every month. I do not have to fully rely on spouse who is my sole provider.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months,I expect my life to have changed for the best with my kraal hosting livestock. I will also be milking too like my neighbours.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My current life is different from our how it would have been had I not received the transfer is that it has opened my mind on saving in a micro finance. I have never thought of saving before I started receiving.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal is to build a more spacious house. The current one is too squeezed.
 
Enrolled
access_time 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is how to pay school fees for my children both in college and secondary school. This has made not to build a spacious house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when cleaning my compound. I like a clean environment.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend my transfer on repaying a loan of Ksh 30000. I used this loan to pay school fees for my children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I am one of the known poultry farmers in this sub location.