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.
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48200 KES ($466 USD)
over 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer my third transfer to buy steel door and windows which I have fixed on my house. I bought livestock for rearing and the remaining amount, I spent to buy food for my family
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
If L would not have received the transfer, I would not have bought solar which has relieved me the burden of buying kerosene.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly did well in giving recipients money and leaving them to prioritize their needs. I have not seen anything that GD did not do well.
50000 KES ($487 USD)
almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on building a big and a better house as my previous house was too small and had a leaking roof. The remaining cash I spent on buying food to feed my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is living in a big and a better house and the ease with which I feed and provide for my family as I have plenty of food stock in the house. Thanks to GD.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying polls, one sack of maize and food
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on buying a cow, building a latrine and building a new house because my current house is almost falling off
over 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy farm inputs like seeds and fertiliser. We might also lease a piece of land where we can grow maize and sorghum.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having been a member of a merry go round (informal savings group) and managed to buy some goats with my savings. They eventually gave birth to offspring which I later sold.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of enough money to build a better house for my family. My current house is very small and this is very uncomfortable.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning because the Lord has blessed me with life and I can look for something to sustain my life.
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