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Mornica
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
59
workCampaign
UBI
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15th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 18 days 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 now look healthy and happy. I now have a reliable source of income through the sales of milk from the dairy cow I bought recently. This completely changed my life because I can now make plans and achieve most of my goals. Initially, I would only make daily plans because of the nature of my Job. I never made any big progress because I didn't have hope in life. I thank God for bringing this organization to our village because I now live with a purpose.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
The new goal that I would wish to achieve in the next four months is to boost by farming. I have a tomato farm that has been doing well until recently when I over harvested them because of an emergency that arose. I plan to expand my farm by hiring a piece of land and buy more seeds and other necessary inputs before the planting season elapses. I am also planning to plaster the floor of my house. I feel I need to make it look more decent and appealing. It will also give me an easy time when cleaning since plastered floors are easy to clean and maintain. I am planning to do all these by saving the monthly income I receive from Give Directly. I will also save some money that I will get from the casual jobs that I normally do.
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 transfers is that I am happier and less worried in life. I managed to buy a cow that recently gave birth. I now get enough milk which I normally sell. This has been a reliable source of income since I am the only one selling milk in my neighborhood. Nowadays I don't get stressed about how I would get money to meet my family's daily needs because I no longer depend on casual jobs which are normally unreliable. We also look healthier because we supplement all our meals with milk. I really thank Give Directly for enabling me to buy this cow.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to have plastered my house in the next six months. I have already started saving money towards this project and I believe I will have accumulated enough money to buy the necessary materials. I always feel embarrassed because I am the only one with a mud floor. Most of my friends have plastered floors and I always feel the odd one out. The joy of every woman is to have a house they can mop every morning. I can't wait to have mine plastered and mop-like my fellow women.
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 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 currently different from how it was four months ago, because l no longer spend money to buy milk as used to do before, because l now have my own dairy cow that l get milk from.
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 renovate my house where there are some cracks, because it may collapsing down any time.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, l managed to save the money that l have been receiving from give directly and bought dairy cow that provides me with milk. l no longer spend money to buy milk from the neighbors. I also do sell the milk to the community and get money to buy food.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months l expect to have completed renovating my house.
 
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life is currently different from the way it was four ago in that I feel healthy and I've gained weight because of the peace I have knowing that I can comfortably meet my needs.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
For the next four months of my life, I have an additional goal of purchasing a cow so that I can have enough supply of milk for family consumption. This will reduce the cost of purchasing milk daily.
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 the peace and happiness I have knowing that I already have enough building materials thus I believe soon I'll a decent house. The current house is old and whenever there is strong wind I always fear the roof can be blown off which is so dangerous.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months I expect to have bought more cows for rearing so that I can get more milk both for sale and for family consumption.
 
4th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 12 months ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
I was able to buy cement that I will use to plaster my house.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change as I would have plastered my house. I am also planning to buy livestock to rear for financial security of my family.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
We are now eating well and healthily as a family. With this transfer I managed to buy building materials that I will use to plaster my house.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I do not have any new goal.
 
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access_time over 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Going without food together with my family due to poverty.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Is when my son finished school and got good grades.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Improving my house and paying my grandchild school fees.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I have educated my son to the level which I wanted.