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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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Jane's family
access_time 2 hours ago
Jane received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have started saving for my project of plastering my house. Which I am very sure I will achieve with the help of give directly."
Eunice's family
access_time 2 hours ago
Eunice received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have bought enough maize for my consumption which will help sustain my family and also restore my dignity by keeping away from borrowing. I will also have started saving money to pay school fee for my children to enable them study like other children."
Christine's family
access_time 2 hours ago
Christine received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have saved money for my son's school fee who is almost joining secondary school, to enable me pay his school fee with less challenge as compared to his siblings who are already in secondary schools."
Agnes's family
access_time 2 hours ago
Agnes received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have started cattle farming as my future investment so that incase of any emergency I can always sell them to help solve the problem at hand."
Teddy's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Teddy enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I will be able to buy a plot of land at the centre, cows that will reproduce and provide milk for my family. I also hope to buy oxen that will support farming. This will help in taking care of any eventualities that may arise in the future. "
Fred's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Fred enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I will be able to build an iron roofed house. Maintaining one which is grass thatched is hard based on the fact that grass is scarce these days. "
Angella's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Angella enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I will be able to complete the construction of my house. I started construction some time back but it came to a stand still due to financial constraints."
Ludiah's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Ludiah enrolled.
"Receiving this money will help me buy a dairy cow.This cow will provide me with milk to sell and also for consumption.I will also build a house.My house is very small and sometimes I cannot host my grandchildren when they visit me.It also leaks during the rainy season."
Kahindi's family
access_time 7 hours ago
Kahindi enrolled.
"Lack of financial resources to educate my children is my biggest hardship. After losing all my livestock in the 2016/2017 drought, I now herd people's cattle for a living which does not pay enough to cater for our needs. My wife was forced to move elsewhere to get a job just so we could make ends meet. Still, our income combined cannot even buy sufficient food for a week. "
Douglas's family
access_time 7 hours ago
Douglas received a $48 eighth payment.
"Had it not been GiveDirectly coming to us, then I would still be struggling to pay for my rent. I majorly depend on casual jobs that do not have a constant income hence raising house rent on time had been a challenge since we mostly spend the little income I receive on my household daily needs. Ever since I began receiving my monthly transfer, I have never defaulted on my rent giving my family a humble and peaceful place to live in. To me, paying my rent timely has brought the difference so far. Also, this money has greatly helped me in paying for school fees for my children, since this is the only way I will give them a bright future which has always been my great goals."