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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The thought of receiving 3000 KES every month for 5 years gives me a great sense of relief because as a student, I have had many challenges in paying my primary school fees. With these transfers, I am so happy to learn that, my dream of a bright future is going to come to reality since GiveDirectly has come to offset my burden. I am now confident about settling in school and having a good learning environment because I will be paying off my fees on time. This will results in a good performance and assure me of a better future hence, this is generally what receiving this money means to me.
What is the happiest part of your day?
In January, I was still operating my poultry project where I was able to cater to any need that may transpire. This was my best moment because I could raise the school fees when my parents fail to support me. That feeling of independence gave me a sense of confidence in life and I consider this as what brought me joy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The feeling of missing 1100 KES as my fee arrears is something that has devoured my mind because I don't know how this amount can be raised as soon as possible. This has forced me to stay at home for 1 week now because my parents have not managed to raise this money since the last term. Considering my colleagues at school are proceeding with the syllabus, I am even getting confused about how I will catch up with them. I, therefore, consider financial instability as my biggest challenge.