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Lusubilo's family
access_time 2 months ago
Lusubilo received a $49 initial payment.
"The transfers have helped her so much cause she added capital to her business 2hich will bring her more income"
Lusubilo's family
access_time 3 months ago
Lusubilo enrolled.
"Mainly money money being hard to find"
Jonah's family
access_time 6 months ago
Jonah received a $21 twenty-seventh payment.
"I expect my family to live better in the next six months since I will have bought a storage water tank. I will be collecting rainwater for domestic use. Availing water in my compound has always been the hardest part of my life. Living the highest part of a rocky hill means water is not accessible. To fetch water I have to hire someone to bring or have my wife traveling long distance down the hill and coming back with a water container up the hill is exhausting and also harmful to her health. I will have changed this situation when I get money from my merry go round group and by a water tank." (Campaign: UBI)
Tergech's family
access_time 6 months ago
Tergech received a $21 twenty-sixth payment.
"I expect my life to have improved greatly because I will have two daily income sources; from milk production and eggs. Establishing a chicken keeping business will give me an additional income. This project will be complete in the next six months. I will be using the money on meeting my daily needs and those of my children who are school going. I hope that I will be getting enough from my farming ventures to support our humble lifestyle post this Corona Virus pandemic. Thanks a lot, GiveDireclty." (Campaign: UBI)
Joyce's family
access_time 6 months ago
Joyce received a $21 twenty-sixth payment.
"In the next six months, my life will have improved because I will have restarted a poultry business and this will be a constant income. I believe that income from the eggs and selling chicken when they multiply can enable me to buy a cow, just like I did before. The current cow that provides milk for this household was bought through a similar project." (Campaign: UBI)
David's family
access_time 6 months ago
David received a $21 twentieth payment.
"In the next six months, I will be having livestock to keep. I intend to buy sheep and chicken so that I grow them. When they multiply, I will have enhanced my capacity to provide for my family especially from the sale of eggs. I hope that I will have this established by the end of the next months. I expect this income-earning to help in meeting my daily needs." (Campaign: UBI)
Hillary's family
access_time 6 months ago
Hillary received a $21 twenty-sixth payment.
"In the next six months, I will have bought livestock to keep. I will use the money from my merry go round group to buy some cattle. I will buy some oxen that I will rear, grazing them in the nearby Mau forest where there is plenty of water and grass. They will have sufficient forage and grow quickly. I hope to be able to sell the cattle in the future and use the money to buy more land. Having more farmland that I will grow tea will give me a good income." (Campaign: UBI)
Mercy's family
access_time 6 months ago
Mercy received a $21 twenty-sixth payment.
"I will have completed the merry go round that I have been taking part in. When this is complete, I plan to join another round of pooling money with my neighbors so that I can use it on school fees for next year and to complete building a house for my sons." (Campaign: UBI)
Judy's family
access_time 6 months ago
Judy received a $21 twenty-sixth payment.
"I am hoping to have acquired a dairy cow so that I can provide milk for my family. This cow will also be a source of income from the sale of milk. My business in grains business will also be on track. I am hopeful that the COVID 19 problem will be over by that time so that we can move freely and do more in terms of marketing the grains and even farm produce including spring onions." (Campaign: UBI)
William's family
access_time 7 months ago
William received a $22 twenty-sixth payment.
"I expect to have completed building my own house at my father's compound in the next six months. This will be very nice since I don't like sharing a room with my cousins who are way younger than me. I will spend the monthly transfers to buy building materials bit by bit until I have enough. According to my plan, I will have a new house that wholly belongs to me." (Campaign: UBI)
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