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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Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
Was at home,the first thing i thought about was what to buy with this money
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
Is sleeping with comfort after buying beddings
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
Bought a cow
access_time 9 months ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I plan to buy land for 833 USD which I will use for both settlement and cultivation of food crops to secure enough food for my people. I also plan to buy a bull of 416 USD which will raise me more money for capital to start up a business. Then the balance of 694 USD will help me to build a kitchen and also buying bedings for us in the house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I grew onions and gave me some money which helped us meet basic needs and health care for some time which made me very happy in the last six months.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I currently face the of poverty which has affected our feeding and health care when we fall sick limiting us from doing hard work which can earn us money.