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Daizy
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
40
workCampaign
UBI
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
25500 KES ($253 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?
My additional goal is to continue producing farm produce to educate my children. Most of this income from farming that is trickling in because of the freedom from loans. I am currently not paying any loans.
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 received the money from GiveDirectly is the ability to pay school fees for my children. I have three children whose school fees are quite high. I used to get forced to take a loan that I would service from proceeds from my farm. I am however relieved because I cleared school fees using my transfer. I found relieve because, at the moment, I am not repaying any loan.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
My biggest expectation is for my life to improve because I will be able to feed my family better and without having to do menial work. I have crops on my farm because I used the transfer to invest in maize and beans. Harvesting these crops will secure my family's food supplies as they are currently doing quite well on my farm.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
23675 KES ($236 USD)
access_time over 1 year 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 life is that I no longer take items on credit.I am relieved from soft loans that \i used to take to meet my families daily needs.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change because I will have farm produce that I planted using this transfer.I will also be better placed to pay school fees for my children.My life will be better than ever before
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
currently I prepare land for planting and also plant on time.I don't use my own manual labor but employ tractor in ploughing my farm.I have a good lighting system that is cheaper than the paraffin lamp use I had before I received this transfer.I also have confidence that I will keep my children well in school.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I plan to save money in order to comfortably send my child to secondary school next year.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 2 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in life is pertains land dispute. After purchasing and signing agreement for about 0.2 acres of and, family of the seller declined to release the land. It appears that the dispute may not end soon or will cost us more time and money. Hence, the piece of land remains unbeneficial or rather a loss to our family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day in the morning when sharing breakfast with my healthy family. This means that we are energized for the day's work.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on starting a business of buying tea leaves from farmers and selling them to factories to increase my subsequent bonus
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The greatest achievement that I am proudest of is that we have managed to buy about an acre of land using returns from the sale of my only two cows. Initially, we had a small piece of land that was hardly enough for us to settle and farm. I built-up savings using gains from my casual work and purchased the two cows. Luckily, my husband provided financial support and we bought the piece of land that serves as our main source of living - where we live and farm.