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We check in with people at each stage of the cash transfer process to see how things are going. Take a look at some of their stories as they appear here in real-time. Learn more about how recipients opt in to share their stories.
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Marcella's family
access_time 1 day ago
Marcella received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"my expectation in the near future is to get my own piece of land to build and make a home. I want my children to have a place to call home where they are comfortable, unlike the current situation where they are always reminded that they do not belong there. I also pray that they excel in their studies by ensuring I am financially stable and able to support them through school. I thank Give Direcly for coming through for us and I am confident that these dreams will be achieved."
Viola's family
access_time 1 day ago
Viola received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect my life to change in that I shall have started a poultry keeping project that will enable me to meet basic household needs without much stress. We are aware that GiveDirectly transfers are going to be over soon and this has made us to think of ways in which we can continue earning the money and doing other family projects."
Janeth's family
access_time 1 day ago
Janeth received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"I expect my life to change over the next six months in that I will have more income for the family and as well be able to raise the living standards of my family. One of my children is clearing her secondary school education and another one is joining. I am looking forward to paying their school fees in order to witness their wonderful performance. This shall definitely make me a proud parent."
Carolyne's family
access_time 2 days ago
Carolyne received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"I expect to expand my small scale business which I have been operating for the last several years. I have been buying a few bags of goods which I sell to my clients but with the transfers, I am sure I will be in a position to buy the goods in bulk thereby raising my profit gains."
Pamela's family
access_time 2 days ago
Pamela received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months I expect to have started cattle farming as my future investment, atleast to have something that when I have an emergency I can sell and spend the money according to the need. "
Florence's family
access_time 2 days ago
Florence received a $22 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to have completed putting up my home and my family occupying it. I will be free to make have my own space and put up my own conditions and restrictions away from my parents in-laws, at least here in my compound, I will be able to put up a poultry project too"
Caleb's family
access_time 2 days ago
Caleb received a $45 fourth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect that the poultry keeping project will be generating me more income. My parents’ income is not that stable that can finance my college education and with this project, I will be able to see myself through college."
Michael's family
access_time 2 days ago
Michael received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to have bought a pair of oxen. I will be using it to till my farm so that I can be able to save the money I would otherwise use in hiring workers to do the work. Owning the pair of oxen will also make my farming work easy and take a shorter period of time. In addition to this, I will have improved my poultry keeping project. This will increase my income as I will be able to sell more eggs plus the cockerels. This will help me to cater for my family needs on time."
Purity's family
access_time 2 days ago
Purity received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"In the next four months, I expect to have completed building my own shopping premises and I will be in a position to save the money that I could have used to pay rent"
Francis's family
access_time 2 days ago
Francis enrolled.
"My first priority is to expand my side hustle business of selling sweets and sugarcane. I work in construction sites and the money I receive is not enough to cater for my family upkeep. I would want to expand my business of selling sweet and sugarcane to a retail shop to supplement my income that I get from constructions sites. I will open my business in Kosovo, Mathare. Kosovo is a densely populated area that provides a ready market for my business. Secondly, I will save the remaining part of my transfer, the profit that I will get from my retail shop as well as my income from construction sites to invest in motorcycle business in future. I would want to buy a motorcycle and use it for transportation of people and goods. From the research I have done here in Mathare, motorcycle business is a major source of employment to many youths. I will therefore, have an opportunity to be self employed and quit working on construction sites because of the harsh condition I normally subject myself as I am always forced without protective gears and no medical cover incase of an emergency. I expect to generate more income from my motorcycle business which will improve my standard of living and that of my family."