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Eunice
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
26
workCampaign
UBI
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22nd Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 13 days 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 plastering the walls of my house. I had begun with the floor and it is my goal to plaster the whole house. Thjis is why I will save part of my transfers to buy materials for plastering the house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I built a new house two years ago. In the past two years, I have had to plaster the house on a monthly basis. This has been time-consuming and tedious because it takes a whole day to complete the work. I have always thought of plastering the house but because I did not much income to help me plaster the house. I had to preserve the task of plastering the house. I could not even hire someone to help with the task so as to use the money for hiring on other family needs. This is why I had to buy building materials such as cement and which I have used to plaster the floor of my house. The floor was the most tedious ones since we would pull seats on it and sometimes during the dry seasons, my children would be affected with jiggers because if the dust. Right now I feel at peace because I do not have to treat jiggers anymore and mopping the house is more comfortable than smearing.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I know I will have saved enough money for buying building materials such as cement and sand for plastering the house and even raised enough money to pay masons who will carry out the job. The other difference is to buy new household items such as utensils. The ones I have now are old and most of them keep on breaking because of how they have been used before. I do feel very ashamed of borrowing utensils whenever I have visitors at my house. I would also want to have my own and the only income I know will help e get new ones is my GD transfers.
 
19th 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?
Currently, I have been able to buy a music system and a television set . Today, My house is lively especially my children since they have a source of entertainment. Looking back my children could come back crying that they had been chased out of the neighbor's house when watching their favorite programs. As a parent, I used to get saddened by the new which I wished to help out, unfortunately, my income was meager to afford a television set. Thanks to GiveDirectly for bettering my life and my children's.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal in the next for months is to save towards buying building materials that will facilitate my dream of plastering the walls of my house. This is because I believed I shall be able to cut cost of smearing my current house after accomplishing this 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 for the last four months is being able to plaster the floor of my house. I started towards this project using the monthly transfers from GiveDirectly and bought the necessary building materials with these savings which facilitated this process. I no longer feel embarrassed because I fit in like most of my friends who have plastered floors and cleaning my house has become easier as compared to when I had a mud floor.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to save towards buying building materials that I will use to plaster the walls of my house. I look forward to having a beautiful fully cemented house that will be envied with the entire of my village.
 
15th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
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The recipient was not asked any questions as part of this follow up.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 11 months 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 was four months ago because I managed to plaster my house. My flour had holes and looked really horrible and dusty. I am now having a more decent floor which is also easy to clean. My living standards have greatly improved since I can manage to get basic needs in my household such as food and decent clothes for my children.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My additional goal is to buy furniture in my house. I am planning to buy a cupboard and chairs. I have some utensils which are made of glass thus very fragile and keeping them inside a cupboard will ensure safety. Having beautiful chairs in my living room will also make my house look more decent.
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 the current transfer is plastering my flour. My floor was initially made of mud and was not looking good. I used my transfers to buy cement, sand and also to pay for the labour charges for plastering my floor. My floor looks decent and I am happy that I will no longer be smearing as I used to in the past because it was quite cumbersome.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I expect to plaster my wall. This will not only make my walls stronger but will also save me the cost of smearing. I usually buy the soil used for smearing and being that it is only found several kilometers away from my village, there is an additional cost incurred on transportation.
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 1 year 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 in that, I was able to buy maize easily unlike before where I could struggle looking for money.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to renovate my house by cementing the floor and walls.
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 get the monthly transfer that I easily use to take care of my needs.
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 bought a cupboard hence I will be able to keep my utensils in a safe place.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal is to plaster my house that is currently made of mud.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is currently different from how it would have been were it not for the transfer as I could have only depended on the potatoes that I can never be sure of and even the profits.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I expect my house to be spacious enough. I shall have expanded it using the iron sheets I am collecting.
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 managed to buy the iron sheets early enough and I do not have to wait for the potatoes to be ready and sell which is also not reliable.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 2 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing is feeding my family since I am a casual labourer with unreliable income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I prepare to go to my farm. It is from this farm that I am able to provide for my family.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend the transfer to renovate my house, educating my son and use the rest of it in expanding my business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I managed to start a grocery business with the capital which I got after sale of sweet potatoes