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.
to follow someone and stay updated on their journey with GiveDirectly.
Want to hear more updates from recipients? Click below to follow 10!
be updated on Kang'ombe's next check-in.
access_time 29 days ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
My husband and I solely rely on ourselves despite our old age. We majorly depend on farming but the weather is not favourable as for now. Currently, I depend on my old husband whose seasonal job is to attend political rallies and presents traditional songs and dances. The payments from this is at most one thousand shillings. In addition, he is also a herbalist. Out of the income he gets, we have managed to buy goats and also sustain our family needs. Receiving this money will mean changing our life for the better. We shall buy a pair of oxen and an oxen plough to help us expand our farming and possibly hire out to our neighbors at a fee. This will earn us income for our family. We shall use the remaining amount to buy goats since we majorly depend on livestock keeping.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Despite of the many challenges we face as an aged couple, my husband struggles a lot to make sure we have something to eat. After a long day in his herbalist job, he brings home something to eat in the evening. Having time together with my husband sharing a meal makes me feel very happy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Life in our village is very hard. Getting daily meals is challenging. Considering my husband's old age, he has no reliable job to sustain this family. Lack of reliable source of income is the biggest hardship that I have ever faced.