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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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Jenipher's family
access_time 14 minutes ago
Jenipher received a $22 twentieth payment.
"Going forward, I really have a lot of expectation given that my transfers from GiveDirectly are still on. In the next six months, I expect to see much-improved farming compared to the level I am in now and also I would wish to have purchased a heifer. I have confidence that all these are possible since the transfers from GiveDIrectly are coming every month without skipping which will enable me to keep funding the merry-go-round I joined."
Edna's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Edna enrolled.
"I have been a subsistence farmer for quite sometime and I have had many challenges due to long dry spells and crop diseases.I now want to shift my attention to dairy farming with the help of money transfers from Give Directly.I have a plan of buying 3 dairy cows each at a cost of approximately Ksh 30,000(300 USD).I will set aside 0.5 acres of land to grow animal feeds.The milk I get from the cows will serve as a good source of income.The income will help me educate my three children and satisfy other basic needs.I am always around my home and I believe I will be a successful dairy farmer because I will personally oversee everything."
Dhahabu's family
access_time 12 hours ago
Dhahabu enrolled.
"My desire has been to assist my husband in rising the family since his earnings can not fully support our basic needs. I have wished to start rearing indigenous goats but this has never been accomplished due to inadequate finances. Receiving this money means fulfillment of my longterm dream as I am planning to spend my transfer in purchasing 6 goats at Ksh3500 each. I will sell some when they reproduce and that will serve as the future investment that I will use to educate my children. The remaining part of my transfer will support me to start a grocery business of selling vegetables within the village."
Stephen's family
access_time 13 hours ago
Stephen received a $246 second payment.
"I expect that in the next six months,my poultry business will have fetched me enough money to buy the required materials to construct the house that I had planned to construct but could not due to unfortunate circumstances. I expect to be living in a better iron-roofed house and not in then thatched one I currently have."
Jamila's family
access_time 13 hours ago
Jamila enrolled.
"Receiving this money means getting financial support that will enable me acquire what I need."
Peter's family
access_time 13 hours ago
Peter enrolled.
"Receiving this money means improving my household status from its present state. "
Rose's family
access_time 13 hours ago
Rose enrolled.
"The biggest hardship faced in life is growing up in relative's home after our father was killed which deprived me of parental care."
Julius's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Julius enrolled.
"The biggest hardship faced in my life is lack of money to educate my children. "
Betty's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Betty enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I am faced with is lack of money to take care of the education needs of my children. I have three children in school but providing uniforms, books and all other requirements is not easy on my side. I sell of part of the harvest in order to be able to provide. It is for this reason that I have sometimes faced food shortage in my home. "
Amina's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Amina enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I am faced with is lack of land for cultivation. The only piece of land that I have is too small to accommodate all my plans so I am not in position to cultivate as much as I would wish to. "