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Victor
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
20
workCampaign
UBI
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18th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My goal for the last four months was to ensure that I purchase enough building materials (sand and cement) which I'll use to plaster my house. I'm glad I was able to meet the goal and as we speak I'm in the process of plastering my house. I feel so proud of myself having achieved the goal.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
Currently, I do not any livestock and I have always considered livestock as an investment. I'm planning to save some money so that I can use it to purchase some goats for rearing. Goats reproduce faster so I believe by the end of the year I'll have more of them.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
For the last four months, I have been purchasing cement with the transfers that I have been receiving from GD. I feel proud and happy because I believe that soon I'll be able to plaster the house thus the walls won't be washed off by the rain. With this, I'm assured that the house will last longer.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I have the plans of saving some of the coming transfers to purchase goats for rearing. Therefore, for the next six months, I believe I'll have bought some goats. Since goats reproduce faster I'll be assured of more of them by the end of the year.
 
14th 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?
The other difference is that we have always had food to eat in the house. We have always struggled to put food on the table since we depend on farming and casual work. The many demands we have in the house could not allow us to have the best in terms of food. Since I started receiving these transfers, I have always used part of it to budget for food in the house so that we may not lack food as before. I am glad we are very healthy because we have been eating good food and consistently. I thank GD for the transfers.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
In the next four months, I wish to buy cement and sand which I will use in plastering my house. My area is very swampy and I fear during the rainy season, my joy of having a house maybe short-lived. The house can collapse anytime due to many many floods.
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 this transfers is that I have a new house which I did not have before the transfers. I used to put up in my friend's house since my age would not allow me to live with my mother in the same house. I had started saving for buying building materials so that I could build my own house. When I started receiving these transfers, I used part of it to buy building such as iron sheets, nails and timber which I have used in building a new house. I no longer go to my friend's house for shelter.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I want to plaster my house. This is my biggest goal this year. I have always desired to have a house but I would not want to lose it soon. I would want to handle the issue of plastering it once and for all so that I focus on other needs.
 
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?
I had never owned any livestock before, but with the help of this month's transfer, I managed to buy a goat. I am glad that I now have an investment that will one day turn into something bigger.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal is to plaster my house so that it doesn't end up being destroyed by the rains because it is currently made of mud.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
I managed to save most of my previous GD transfers which I eventually used to construct a house and furnished fully. Previously, I was renting a house of 400KES monthly which was not easy to raise. At times I could beg the land lord not to kick me out of the house whenever I had no money. This was tough because in the end I had to struggle and pay the amount. Right now, I can say I live a peaceful life in my own house.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
Even though I managed to construct a house, it is not that decent. I hope that I will be living in a better one in the next six months because by then, I will have plastered the inside and outside part which will make it more durable and beautiful.
 
7th 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?
My life is currently different from the way it was four months ago in that I feel comfortable because I can easily meet my needs.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I have a new goal of building a house because currently, I do not have a house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest in my daily life since I started receiving money from GiveDirectly is that since I started receiving money from GiveDirectly is that I'm able to afford daily meals with a lot of ease.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months I expect to have built my house.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time over 6 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 build a house of my own.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is currently not really different but since I am saving money, I know that soon there will be a difference.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months I expect my my house construction project to begin.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
There is no difference in my daily life as per now since I have just began to receive the payments.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 6 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I've faced in life was loosing my father. Life got so hard that I nearly ran from home, I wished for my death.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I'm happiest during mid-morning when I'm out with my peers chatting the way forward for the village as we go about the daily hustle.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I'm planning to spend the transfer on starting a small business for financial independence. I'll as we build a house at home.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I'm proudest of is successfully undertaking the secondary school course attaining grades I desired, I'm now waiting to join college.