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Irine
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kenya
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faceAge:
27
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UBI
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26th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time over 4 years 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 goal of using the transfers in paying for my training fees. My reason for registering for the training was because of the transfers and is where I want to use my next transfers until I am done with the training.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my daily basis since I started receiving these transfers is that I have a new iron-roofed house. In the past, before the transfers, I used to live in a grass-thatched house with a leaking roof. This was very embarrassing for me especially when I had visitors in my house. The little items I had too were getting destroyed when it was raining. It was very stressful, especially during the rainy season. This is why I used my transfers to buy building materials such as iron sheets and nails which I have used in putting up a new iron-roofed house. I am glad GD took away my main problem and I now live in peace because of GDS transfers.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
My life will be different in the next six months in that I will have finished the tailoring course and started my own business. After clearing the training fees, I plan to start a small savings account where I will be saving my transfers so that I can buy my own sewing machine. When I will have bought my machine, then I will be able to start my own tailoring business. I know through the business, I will get a regular income which will be able to sustain my needs in the future long after the transfers are over. I would not want to go back to casual work as it was the case before the transfers.
 
21st Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I am almost done with the tailoring course which I have been pursuing for the last four months. I believe that once I become fully qualified then things will change because I will be in a position to start my own business and generate income as much as I can.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I opted to attend a tailoring course and equip myself with the skills required for one to become successful in this field. It has not been easy but then through God's mercy, I will be able to complete the course successfully. My plan is to become self-employed in the future and assist my spouse in taking care of the family's financial budgets.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
Life will change once I start getting a steady flow of income because for one I will not have to rely on my husband for financial assistance every now and then like I have been doing in the past. The good thing about this job is that I will be able to offer financial support to my husband which of course will be a positive gain for the family.
 
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?
My life is different from how it would have been four months is in that I was able to buy building materials such as cement and sand which I used to plaster my house. I had desired to plaster my house but since I did not have any source of income, I was not able to plaster the house. My husband's income was not much to afford all our family needs. This is why when I had these transfers, I used it to buy cement and sand bit by bit and when I had the amount needed, I used them to plaster the house. I also paid masons who plastered the house with my transfers.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My additional goal in the next four months is to start a business. This is because I am determined to have an income and not rely on my husband's income only. I would not want to overburden him anymore. I would also want to be responsible as a wife.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my daily life since I started receiving these transfers is that I am currently undertaking a tailoring course. I have never had any sources of income and have my family has always depended on my husband's income. Life could not get better in my family because there were many demands to meet with his little income from motorcycle taxi business. I have always desired to have a stable source of income but could not. When I started receiving these transfers, I decided to register for a tailoring course so that I could also have a source of income to help my husband in meeting family needs when I am done with the course.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in the next six months n that I plan to start saving to buy equipment for starting my own tailoring business. I would want to have a stable source of income to support my family well financially.
 
16th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 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 plans with my life because I thought the transfers I receive monthly were too little to set up anything worthwhile or even a business. After seeking advice from a friend who owns a tailoring shop, I decided to enrol for a tailoring course where I would use the transfers to pay the required fees in instalments then later set up my own business. I am now halfway through the course and I already feel good about being able to have my own business one day and being financially stable, all thanks to GD.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I am planning to use my next few tranfers to buy livestock such as goats and chicken as an investment that I can later sell. I am currently taking a tailoring course which I will complete before the end of this year. My ultimate goal is to have my own tailoring shop and set up a business of my own, but I know it is quite costly to set up such business and that is why I want to invest my transfers in livestock so that whenever I am ready, I will sell them to get the money for the equipment required.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I do not have any source of income meaning that I have to totally rely on my husband financially. This makes it very hard for me to acquire my own personal needs because my husband is also overwhelmed by the burden of providing for our daily needs. GD transfers have made it really easy for me to get these requirements and given me the opportunity to support my husband in taking care of the daily household needs.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I will have completed my tailoring course in the next six months, and I hope that I will have opened my own tailoring shop where I can earn my own money. Having my own source of income will be such a great thing to my husband and to my entire family because we will be sharing the family expenses which will greatly reduce the strain my husband is currently facing.
 
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 from how it was four months ago in that I have money that I can use independently. I can do shopping of my own without depending on my husband to take care of my needs unlike before where at times we could not be in good terms just because of asking him to give me money most of the time. This has changed and now I am a happy person who takes care of the private things that I need as a woman without bothering my husband.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to starts a business probably a shop. I plan to run a shop with an intention of getting money since currently, I do not have any business or something that generates income.
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 is that I managed to pay for a tailoring course. I decided to do this course because I plan to start my own business from the skills that I will have gotten. Today, I am a busy person spending each day in a meaningful course and just hoping to finish it in a few months time so as to start doing what I love which will finally generate income.
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 completed my tailoring course and when this happens, I will be in a position to operate my own tailoring shop hence getting income out of it.
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
In the last four months l have been eating well and l have also manage to cattle farming.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal in the next four months is to start saving, to build a spacious comfortable house, since l am staying in a very small house.
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 is that l have manage to start cattle farming, l am also eating well knowing that by the end of the month l will some money from give directly.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l except to have saved some money to achieve my dream of building a spacious comfortable house.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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The recipient was not asked any questions as part of this follow up.
 
Enrolled
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 when I lost my first born child
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is on Sunday this is the time I can meet most of my church members and share our great stories together
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfers on improving my house, starting a small business
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My greatest significant achievement was in the year 2015 when I bought a new radio cassette from my little savings