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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. Learn more about how recipients opt in to share their stories.
Mercyline's family
access_time 2 months ago
Mercyline received a $23 thirteenth payment.
"I am currently engaged in selling fish, and recently, I ventured into the charcoal business. I initiated this new venture with an initial investment of $15, recognizing it as a promising opportunity since I'm the sole charcoal vendor in my area. The business is showing positive signs of growth, and I have confidence that it will thrive over time. With the weather forecast predicting rain, I wisely allocated $10 to hire someone else's cow to till the land where I farm. This decision will ensure a successful farming season. As for the remaining $9, I used it to purchase clothing for my family."
Karisa's family
access_time 2 months ago
Karisa received a $23 twenty-first payment.
"As a casual laborer and a charcoal seller, my primary responsibility is to provide for my wife and our seven children. There was a time I had lost all hope of being able to sustain my family, but I am genuinely grateful to Give Directly for providing a lifeline through their monthly transfers. With this newfound stability, I decided to venture into livestock rearing, a source of income that offers promising returns. Combining the income from my casual jobs, I allocated $68 to acquire a goat and a cow, which I plan to raise to maturity. Currently, I have a total of eight goats, which I can sell in case of emergencies. Furthermore, I spent $20 to cover my children's school fees, ensuring they could continue their education as a new term had begun. The remaining $14 was put towards purchasing food for my family, helping us overcome a shortage we were facing."
Safari's family
access_time 2 months ago
Safari received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"In addition to my hard work and running my business, I have a strong desire to further invest in livestock. This is a wise strategy for accumulating wealth over the long term. My goal is to build a substantial flock that will provide a safety net in case of emergencies. Moreover, I plan to sell some of the livestock to acquire dairy cows and a bull, which will aid me in cultivating my land during the rainy season. I am filled with happiness and gratitude for the financial support I have received thus far. It has played a crucial role in ensuring the well-being of my family."
Namisi's family
access_time 2 months ago
Namisi received a $1247 second payment.
"The recipient had not known that he had money on his account until during the follow-up exercise thus when he came yo know. However, his plan is to buy land, renovate his house, and buy a cow"
Dama's family
access_time 2 months ago
Dama received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"My objective is to expand my livestock holdings, particularly by focusing on acquiring more goats and cows. These animals are relatively easy for me to care for, and I can depend on them as a financial safety net during challenging times. Currently, I am the proud owner of fifteen goats that I have been actively breeding. Given that I primarily engage in subsistence farming and lack a consistent source of income, these livestock provide invaluable support. My aim is to allow these animals to multiply, enabling me to sell them when I face urgent financial needs. Additionally, I have four grandsons whose education I actively support. Their father's employment situation is not stable, and there have been instances where I've had to step in and provide assistance. Given my less-than-favourable financial circumstances, I am concerned about their educational prospects. Consequently, I intend to rely on the growth of my goat herd as a means to secure their education."
Florence's family
access_time 2 months ago
Florence received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"My primary intention is to allocate the majority of my upcoming transfer towards expanding my livestock holdings. At present, I possess a cow and a goat, both of which were acquired using funds from previous transfers. In the coming months, I anticipate that the livestock will multiply, resulting in a substantial increase in my initial investment. Once the dairy cow reaches maturity, I will be able to generate income by selling milk to individuals in the nearby village. The support provided through these transfers has not only allowed me to develop personally but also strengthens my resolve to attain financial stability through prudent investment of the funds. I am genuinely grateful for the opportunities these transfers have afforded me, and I am committed to making the most of them for a secure and prosperous future."
Rehema's family
access_time 2 months ago
Rehema received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"My primary objective is to make substantial investments in acquiring livestock, as they present a promising avenue for wealth creation. Over the next few months, the two goats I currently possess will multiply, resulting in a significant expansion of my initial investment. With the proceeds, I plan to purchase additional goats, a dairy cow, and eventually a bull. The dairy cow will serve as a reliable source of income, as I can sell its milk. Meanwhile, the bull will prove invaluable in tilling my land during the rainy season, aiding in agricultural activities. This comprehensive approach to livestock ownership will contribute to my overall financial stability and agricultural productivity. I am sincerely grateful for the financial support I have received, as it has enabled me to enhance my quality of life through these investments. The opportunities afforded by this assistance have been pivotal in my pursuit of long-term prosperity."
Christine's family
access_time 2 months ago
Christine enrolled.
"I do subsistence farming as my job. In April this year , we received rain and planted cow pease on my four acre piece of land. I harvested three bags of 50kg each . This made me happy since I have enough food to sustain me for approximately five months."
Kadzo's family
access_time 2 months ago
Kadzo received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"My transfers for this quarter(past 4 months) aided me during the farming season by helping to purchase farm inputs, hiring of labour and purchasing of foodstuff for the family. Our farm is too wide for us to till on our own, so we had to hire cow-driven plough for tilling and human labour for weeding. As we were busy on the farm throughout the farming season, we did not have enough time to engage in our normal income generating activity which is charcoal making and selling, so we had to fully rely on the transfers for our basic household needs. We were also forced to purchase foodstuff on credit which would again be paid for when we received the money. During this period, the transfers also ensured that our children's school requirements were catered for therefore securing their full stay in school because without remitting the requirements, they would have to be sent out of school. The transfers have been of great help to my family during this period because without them, we would not have managed to realize such a generous harvest as we would not have managed to hire the required labour and would also have to split our time between farm work and earning our daily income. It is also not a secret that without the transfers, the effects of the prolonged famine would have been clearly visible on my children through malnutrition. With enough food in our granaries, we can now focus on other projects such as constructing a better house."
Miliselina's family
access_time 2 months ago
Miliselina received a $623 initial payment.
"Was weeding her sweet potatoes in the garden, felt excited,slept, and the following day went to withdraw Thought of iron sheets and a cow for rearing"