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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50000 KES ($483 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on constructing a small retail shop store and I bought a fridge to stock beverages hence the sales are good since my customers are getting goods to their satisfaction .I added capital onto my wife's vegetable vending business.I also started a barber shop business.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in that my wife and I have a sustainable business and they are all making good sales thus I am supporting my family with less hustle.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly did well by giving money directly to poorest households who voluntary accepted to participate in the project hence this transfer has uplifted the economic status of my community.
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on starting small retail shop for my upkeep, I also constructed a new house since I had a small old leaking house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life daily life is that now I have a house that can accommodate me and my family comfortable and business that carters for my daily needs.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the first transfer on paying school of 5000 KES for my brother and used the the other 5000 KES to add stock to my business.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to spend the upcoming transfer on building a house because I do not have a house. I'm also planning to boost my business.
access_time 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on expanding my little grocery shop, by increasing the variety and volume of stock.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is building my own house with the money I have saved over the years.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my life is the burden of paying school fees for our children in time.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am in the shop serving my customers.