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!
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
This financial support has enabled me acquire an ox and hiring two pieces of land. I expect increased harvest because I will be in position to plough and plant in time with my 2 additional piecesof land. Previously, I had poor harvest because of late planting since the ox owners first prioritized their farms before they move to other people and I had only one piece of land.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I recieved my money, I was overwhelmed by joy because I had got money that was going to support my family acquire an ox given the hardship of farming.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought an ox, house hold items (clothes, bedsheets, basins) and hiring 2 pieces of land.
access_time 4 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I owning oxen. This will lead to early ploughing and planting of crops which will lead to high produce and income. I have been suffering because I have to wait until those who have the oxen complete ploughing then they will offer to plough in you farm land too which comes with late planting hence poor yields.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the noon time when I have come back from the garden and resting. It's the moment when I have completed cooking a meal for my children while expectin them from school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am facing in my life is lack of oxen. I have suffered a lot because I do not own oxen that would lead to early and timely planting of crops. The time taken to plough is usually late and which does not match with the weater patterns hence low income at household level.