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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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Elizabeth's family
access_time 6 minutes ago
Elizabeth received a $525 second payment.
"My life is currently different in that I now live in a more decent house which has all the comfort that needed. If the money could not have come, I would have really struggled to meet the goals that I had set for myself."
Frenda's family
access_time 6 minutes ago
Frenda received a $525 second payment.
"I think the boda boda is what we really feel about. We couldn't have managed to buy a piece of land as well had it not for transfers from GiveDirectly. We currently have a small piece of land which we would not have acquired had it not for the transfers."
Norah's family
access_time 6 minutes ago
Norah received a $525 second payment.
"The land that was recently bought is attached to thw transfers that were received from GiveDirectly. Had it not for these support we wouldn't have managed to do so. Again, we bought a chuff cutter which will be helping us in preparation of cows meal as this is our economic activity. If we did not get the money, then it would have been a big problem for us."
Selina's family
access_time 6 minutes ago
Selina received a $525 second payment.
"First of all, by the time trasfers came, we were faced with food shortage. We did not have enough food as a family and this trend was continuing. Little did we know that a God sent organization was on its way to salvage the almost dying family. If the support had not come, we would be still living in poverty and lack of food as usuall would have been the way of life."
Robert's family
access_time 6 minutes ago
Robert received a $525 second payment.
"One thing that I attribute as being out of the transfers is that the quarry business which required huge capital to kick start was well sorted. I had to buy more equipment as it was needed in the job, and also gave me money to help me maintain the labour that I had hired. If the money was not there, I wouldn't have done all this."
Mercy's family
access_time 29 minutes ago
Mercy received a $525 second payment.
"I live more comfortable life than before. I wouldnt have gotten money to renovate the house which is currently my source of joy. I also attribute hairdressing business to the support that I got from the organization. I'm very sure that this could have taken more ages before it materialize. I recall that I did not have money to begin it yet I had completed college pursuing the same. Thanks to the organization for the support."
Rose's family
access_time 2 hours ago
Rose received a $252 second payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to have bought a heifer which we will then be rearing as we expect it to calf down. "
Furaha's family
access_time 2 hours ago
Furaha received a $526 second payment.
"My two children had completed their primary school late last year but they could not collect their certificates upon completion. They owed the school KES 10000. Being a single mother after separation from my spouse for the last ten years, I have been selling charcoal on a small scale to meet my family's needs which would barely meet all the needs. I tried all I could to reduce the arrears but my efforts proved futile. With the transfers from GiveDirectly, I have been able to clear the remaining balance. My children have been allowed to collect their certificates. To me, reducing these arrears makes the biggest difference in my daily life because they have already enrolled in secondary school. My greatest joy is seeing my children pursuing their goals."
Dama's family
access_time 2 hours ago
Dama received a $526 second payment.
"My two children had completed their primary school late last year but they could not collect their certificates upon completion. They owed the school KES 10000. Being a single mother after separation from my spouse for the last ten years, I have been selling charcoal on a small scale to meet my family's needs which would barely meet all the needs. I tried all I could to reduce the arrears but my efforts proved futile. With the transfers from GiveDirectly, I have been able to clear the remaining balance. My children have been allowed to collect their certificates. To me, reducing these arrears makes the biggest difference in my daily life because they have already enrolled in secondary school. My greatest joy is seeing my children pursuing their goals."
Sidi's family
access_time 2 hours ago
Sidi received a $526 second payment.
"I now own a pair of oxen which has been the main attribute to food security in my household. This because the pair has been very useful in cultivating a bigger area of my farm as compared to tilling this land by myself. On a few occasions, I have been able to hire this pair to my neighbors and earn extra income to settle my primary and secondary needs."