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Joseph's family
Subsistence farming
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
25500 KES ($253 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
I have new clothes and school requirement which I need for my university education.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
Currently, I do not have any new goal.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The fact that I got my result slip makes me very happy. I was almost giving in going back to school to further my education since I did not have money to pay to get my certificate but when I received the transfer, I paid the arrears, got my result slip and am joining the university.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I would want to build a house since I do not have one.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
23675 KES ($236 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
I have have struggled since 2016 to raise money to settle fees balance I had so that I can get my certificates but it has all been in vain. When I received this transfer, I was able to settle bigger part of the balance and I will finally join university atthe right time
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I would want to use to pay for university admission and buy personal requirements when I finally join university.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I know I will be able to get my certificates and join university and I have presentable clothes and shoes which makes me very happy.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal is to buy a goat which I can later sell to raise school fees.
access_time 11 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is lack of school fees. My father passed on leaving the burden of educating us to our mother with no source of income.Up until now,I have arreas of kshs 81000 which is preventing me from going to the university because my form four certificate can not be released.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is at midday because this is the time we converge as a family and relax after morning work at the farm.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
My plan is to spend the transfer from Give directly on securing my form four certificate that is currently being held at school due to arreas hindering me from proceeding with my University education.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that am proudest of is scoring a mean grade of B in K.C.S.E despite the fact that I stayed home in most cases due to lack of school fees.