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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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Samson's family
access_time 18 hours ago
Samson received a $538 initial payment.
"I was very happy, filled with joy and after a long time, I felt peaceful in my heart. I knew that I will be able to have a new house which has always been a dream but could not be accomplished due to low income."
Jumwa's family
access_time 18 hours ago
Jumwa received a $538 initial payment.
"The biggest difference that this transfer has brought in my daily life is that I now own assets in the form of livestock ,that is, oxens and goats. I am also able to provide food for my family since this was a challenge to me for long."
Asha's family
access_time 18 hours ago
Asha received a $538 initial payment.
"I had never thought of owning even a single cow in my life since my dream of buying one was shattered due to financial constraints, so to me getting these cows is the greatest achievement that I've ever had. Thanks to GiveDirectly for changing my life for good and of my family."
Kazosi's family
access_time 18 hours ago
Kazosi received a $538 initial payment.
"I was happy now that GD had remembered my sorrows and I felt like my tears that i've cried out for long time were now being wiped."
Irine's family
access_time 19 hours ago
Irine received a $538 initial payment.
"Owning the pair of oxen was a great achievement to me since I didn't own and now that I can hire out to others at a fee also will provide a source of income during the planting season. By this, GiveDirectly has changed my life."
Mwenda's family
access_time 19 hours ago
Mwenda received a $538 initial payment.
"The cows that I now own as my own assets and of which I feed them daily gives me a sense of pride that what I had been seeking to achieve for a long time had come to pass. To me this the biggest difference that GiveDirectly has brought into my life."
Alphonce's family
access_time 19 hours ago
Alphonce received a $196 initial payment.
"I had rent arrears that were really giving me a lot of stress and in fact, the Land Lord promised to kick me out of the house by the end month. The moment I received my transfer I used part of it to settle the rent arrears worth Kes 6000. I have a plan of starting hotel business though currently, most items like utensils are very expensive due to Christmas season since many people are buying. I decided to save the remaining amount of money in my mpesa account towards that project that I am planning to start in the month of January next year. I have some good knowledge on that business because I was once working for someone for two years. Demand for foodstuffs in slums is very high and I believe my financial life will change positively because of the business."
Wesley's family
access_time 20 hours ago
Wesley received a $45 fourth payment.
"In the next six months, I would expect to have stopped going to seek casual jobs and would be having more sheep on my farm."
Edwin's family
access_time 22 hours ago
Edwin received a $535 initial payment.
"The biggest difference is that I no longer buy milk anymore. The dairy cow I bought gives me enough milk for my family's consumption and so far, I have started saving some money which I usually use in the purchase of milk."
Sheila's family
access_time 1 day ago
Sheila enrolled.
"Receiving this money will make a total change in our lives. We plan to diversify our farming and livestock keeping. We have three dairy cows that are low yielding. This is a perfect opportunity to improve the breeds and increase milk production. We also have been actively involved in maize farming and we plan to improve our farming practices to improve production."