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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.
Mwalimu's family
access_time 3 days ago
Mwalimu received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"I had been saving in my informal savings group with the goal of building my own house. I have now been set back a bit due to joining school. I still have the goal of building a house and I aim to achieve this by continuing to save in my savings group and buying goats that will reproduce and I can actually sell to get money to actualize this dream. This is because I still live with my siblings and since I may want to start a family I would want a home of my own."
Furaha's family
access_time 3 days ago
Furaha received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"I live in my father in-laws house with my family. This is one of the things that have really made it my mission to get my own house. I am buying animals, my goal is that as they reproduce and multiply I will be able to sell a number of them and build a house of my own. I also sleep ion a worn out mattress, my goal from my savings group is to make enough to replace my bed and mattress which are quite uncomfortable to sleep on."
Mwanajuma's family
access_time 3 days ago
Mwanajuma received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"I never used to have a source of income before Givedirectly but now I own a vegetable stall in our local place. I started the business using $15 of my transfers and I have been adding to it over a period of time. This has ensured that I can supplement my husband's income who is a Motorcycle rider and earns about $15 weekly. I now am at a point of making $20 monthly as profits. I aim to increase this by investing more on the business. However now I am trying to repair my roof so that I can redirect this funds to expansion of the business once the roof is all done. Through the earnings I hope to educate my children when they join school."
Sidi's family
access_time 3 days ago
Sidi received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"I would like my children to get an education. I did not get an education and so work options are limited for me. I do not want my children to experience the same. I want them to speak in proper English and probably secure jobs that will allow to earn sufficiently to take care of themselves and me. I plan to use my monthly transfers to achieve this goal even as I always increase my herds using the same transfers."
Amina's family
access_time 3 days ago
Amina received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"As I said am one of the lucky ones. I am privileged because I am in a place of being able to think about setting up investments. I have mentioned that I am part of an informal savings group where we make contribution for savings to. We are able to request loans from this group for investment purposes, I mentioned I was able to buy a goat as a result of being part of this group, my hope is to venture into business one day as much as I haven't thought about what business, it is a possibility I can explore thanks to this group. So I plan to continue making my monthly contribution and grow my savings which will allow me to take a big loan when the idea comes my way."
Shida's family
access_time 3 days ago
Shida received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"My goal for the upcoming year and beyond is to construct a new home. Our current living situation is far from ideal, residing in a run-down house that poses safety concerns for our family. My husband and I are committed to diligently saving our earnings to make this dream a reality. The prospect of witnessing my family attain this objective fills me with immense joy and anticipation."
Riziki's family
access_time 3 days ago
Riziki received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"My main goal for the upcoming year and beyond is to build a new house because our current one is too small for our needs. To achieve this, I've joined a savings club where we set aside $10 each month, and I plan to use the remaining funds from upcoming transfers to help reach this goal. This will bring me great joy as it means my family will finally have a place of our own, providing us with a comfortable and secure place to sleep."
Kavumbi's family
access_time 3 days ago
Kavumbi received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"I have set a goal to expand my investments by acquiring additional livestock. By doing so, I anticipate that these animals will multiply over time, effectively doubling my initial investment. This strategic move ensures that I will have a sustainable source of income even after the conclusion of the financial aid. I am extremely grateful for the invaluable support that has not only helped me endure the challenging weather conditions but also navigate through difficult economic circumstances over the past few months. The financial boost has been instrumental in providing stability and resilience during these trying times."
Agnes's family
access_time 3 days ago
Agnes received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"In order to enhance my income, I have devised a plan to make substantial investments in acquiring additional livestock. By increasing my livestock holdings, I can benefit from their inherent ability to multiply in value over time. This strategy will not only provide me with a stable source of income during the duration of the scheduled transfers but also serve as a valuable asset that I can rely on beyond that timeframe. I am immensely thankful for the financial assistance I have received thus far, as it has played a crucial role in enabling my children to pursue their education despite my limited income and challenging circumstances. With the aid of the transfers, I have been able to ensure the continuity of their educational journey, and this has brought me great relief and gratitude."
Kitsao's family
access_time 3 days ago
Kitsao received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"One of my primary aspirations is to expand my poultry-selling business by investing more resources into it. This endeavor necessitates acquiring additional funds and purchasing a larger quantity of hens, as doing so will enable me to generate higher profits when selling them at an increased price. I am delighted that the unconditional transfers from Give Directly will provide me with the means to realize this goal. With the knowledge and experience I have gained over the past two years, I am confident in my ability to overcome the significant challenges associated with occasionally struggling to source an adequate number of hens from various buyers. This experience will serve as a valuable asset, facilitating my growth and success in the poultry-selling industry."