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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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David's family
access_time 2 hours ago
David received a $246 second payment.
"I hope that the clothes business I recently started will have grown enough within the next six months so that I can quit my current job as motorcycle taxi operator where I use a hired motorcycle and focus fully on it. I would like to own a well doing business and I settled for a clothes business because my mother does it and will guide me on ways to make it successful."
Mercy's family
access_time 2 hours ago
Mercy received a $44 eighth payment.
"I will be in my final year of high school next year where I will be sitting for the National examination. I need to be consistent with my attendance in school during that final year so that I can be able to focus on my studies and register a good performance to gain me an admission into the University. For this to be possible, I need to pay my fees on time which I hope will be possible through the transfers."
Mercy's family
access_time 8 hours ago
Mercy received a $22 twentieth payment.
"I expect my life in the next six months will be better because, at that time, I will have cut down the milk expenses since I will now have a dairy cow. My business will have also expanded because most of the profits will be rolled over and so it means I will have more income to sustain my family needs"
Duncan's family
access_time 8 hours ago
Duncan received a $22 twentieth payment.
"My expectations in the next six months is that my life will have changed. Since the poultry project will have picked up so well, I expect a constant income from the sale of eggs. I also expect that by that time to have purchased the dairy cow hence we will no longer spend so much on purchasing milk since we will now have sufficient both for my family consumption as well as for sale"
Alice's family
access_time 8 hours ago
Alice received a $22 twenty-first payment.
"I believe boosting my business will give me a better profit in the next six months. I have school-going children and whatever profit I get from my business will enable me to support them in terms of fee payment and also buying food. I will also stop doing the hectic casual jobs that pay very little wages unlike before.,"
Otieno's family
access_time 9 hours ago
Otieno received a $22 eighteenth payment.
"Apart from being able to cater for my personal needs, I also paid my school fees. I am planning to continue paying my school fees until I finish school. I don't want to start any other project at the moment because there is a high chance I might drop out of school. My parents don't have a stable job and I am sure they won't manage to pay my school fees and meet our family household needs at the same time."
Mike's family
access_time 9 hours ago
Mike received a $22 twentieth payment.
"My expectation in the near future is to be able to improve our lifestyle. Their certain things we can't afford at the moment such as buying good clothes and eating a well-balanced diet. I can only achieve this by ensuring I am financially stable. I hope the poultry and the dairy project that I am planning to start will be successful help me achieve all my goals. I also don't want to let down my children. With these projects, I will be able to pay their school fees comfortably."
Anna's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Anna received a $22 twentieth payment.
"My son's education comes first before anything else. Once I have settled his expenses, I am planning to save some money and buy a water tank. I want to start harvesting rainwater. I currently spend quite a lot of money to buy water since where we fetch is very far. I will be able to save a lot once I buy a water reservoir."
Jane's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Jane received a $22 twentieth payment.
"My expectation in the near future is to invest well and live a more comfortable life. I also want to improve my lifestyle by building a better house and buying a water tank. This will reduce the number of resources that goes into these activities. Generally, want to have an improved life now that I am getting old and Give Directly are also almost finishing their projects in this village."
Mornica's family
access_time 11 hours ago
Mornica received a $22 seventeenth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six-month in that I will have invested the remaining amount of transfers that I normally get from Give Directly. I know this help won't last forever so I better think of ways I will survive and elevate my living standards after Give Directly has finished their program in this village. I am also tired of borrowing and taking items on credit from my neighbors and the local stores."