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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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Rael's family
access_time 7 hours ago
Rael received a $482 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now own a water tank which helps in collecting rainy water and since water has always been a problem in my area because this area is almost a semi-arid area. I do not have to hustle for water from stream to stream any more since am sure that my family will always have enough water us as long as it rains. The time I used to waste looking for water I can then spend doing other constructive activities."
Rose's family
access_time 7 hours ago
Rose received a $482 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I will soon own a home which I never thought I would one day have because I have no one to look up to after my husband passed on. Currently I live in a tiny house in my brothers in-law's compound. I am so excited knowing that I will soon be in my own compound where I will be able to make important decisions such as when to cultivate without fear or waiting for someone else to make the first move."
Maurine's family
access_time 7 hours ago
Maurine received a $482 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I will soon own a better house which is more spacious and besides it will be more presentable than the one am in right now which was built with only 6 iron-sheets. Owning a larger house makes me happy because I will be able to accommodate guests and my family easily."
Susan's family
access_time 7 hours ago
Susan received a $482 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I will soon own a more spacious house which will be able to accommodate my children and they will not be going to sleep in a neighbour's house anymore. "
Mary's family
access_time 7 hours ago
Mary received a $482 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life I that I now own a cow which will produce milk in the near future and by reproducing, it will help me in paying school fees."
Jane's family
access_time 9 hours ago
Jane received a $404 third payment.
"I have never thought that I would ever sleep in an Iron roofed and burnt bricks house . That's the biggest thing that has happened to me and had it not been GiveDirectly, I would still be in my little grass thuched house."
Sofia's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Sofia received a $404 third payment.
"I wouldn't be able to educate my children since i didn't have a stable source of income however my life is different in a way that i managed to clear all school dues for my children and my children are at school."
Harriet's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Harriet received a $404 third payment.
"By sensitizing us on how we can possibly utilise the transfers, GD does well."
Pauline's family
access_time 11 hours ago
Pauline enrolled.
"I am feeling very happy that I am going to receive the money from give directly since I have been longing to build my own home. "
Everline's family
access_time 11 hours ago
Everline enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I've faced in life is lack of enough food to feed my family and this is as a result of some drought we experienced last year."