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?
The memory of receiving the money remains fresh in my mind. I was attending a church meeting when my phone unexpectedly rang. Excitedly, I checked and found that Segovia Technology had sent me money. A wave of indescribable joy washed over me, and I promptly shared the fantastic news with my equally thrilled husband, who had coincidentally called to check if I had received the funds. Without delay, we commenced planning how to maximize the transfer, now that we had the much-needed resources at our disposal.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The capacity to acquire pipes for establishing an irrigation system has had the most significant impact on my everyday life. Financial constraints had rendered this purchase impossible in the past. I am overwhelmed with joy that I have now achieved my objective, which means we can now draw water from the river for irrigation. I will forever be grateful for this incredible gift that has transformed my life.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
The arrival of GiveDirectly in our village brought a profound sense of relief, as I eagerly anticipated the positive impact their aid could have on our lives. After my successful registration, my hopes were raised, and a profound sense of joy filled me as I knew I would be among the recipients. Immediately, I began strategizing how best to utilize the funds. Since my husband and I primarily rely on farming for income, supplemented by occasional odd jobs, our utmost priority has always been the well-being of our six children. With the first transfer, I made a prudent decision to spent $20 towards school fees, addressing our most pressing need at the time. Subsequently, I invested $70 in purchasing a bag of maize and 5 kilograms of beans to ensure our family had a sufficient food supply. Finally, $54 was wisely spent on acquiring fertilizer, pipes, and petrol to enhance our farming output. I am delighted to report that everything unfolded according to plan, thanks to the invaluable assistance I received.
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What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
Receiving this money means financial freedom. I desire to do irrigation on my two-acre land. I sold land to purchase a generator for pumping water to the farm but the money was not enough to purchase water pipes. These transfers will enable us to start up vegetable farming and ensure a constant flow of income for my family. I am thankful for the opportunity to make my life better and I am hopeful to take my children to school up until they pursue their careers.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I was blessed with a bouncing baby boy five months ago and am happy about the addition to my family. I am thankful to God for giving my family good health and seeing my children grow well goes me peace.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Lack of a stable source of income is the biggest challenge. My husband and I do casual jobs to earn a living but due to the lack of rainfall, it is scarce. We get an average of $8 a week which is hardly enough to sustain my family's needs. If I had a constant flow of money, my life would be better.