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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47900 KES ($463 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on leasing a five acre piece of land where I have ploughed rice. I believe that after a short time I will have gained some meaningful income.
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent most of the second transfer to buy building materials as l am planning to build a nice spacious iron-roofed house, since l am staying in a leaky thatched house which is very uncomfortable when it is raining. The remaining balance l spent on farming for my future use.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, l do not need to strain myself so much to build my house since Give Directly has given me some support.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent half of my transfer on buying two goats as an investment and I am yet to use the other half.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I received my money while weeding my farm and I was jubilated.
access_time 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
My main plan is to build an iron roofed house since the current one is thatched and leaks during rainy seasons and lastly acquire some few livestock to raise which will also act as investment for rainy days.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I'm proudest of is owning some two cows which I bought after harvesting rice.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship facing me currently is on the state of my house which hopefully after getting my transfer, I intend to replace with another one.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when resting in my house after spending better part of my day in the farm.