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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.
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Wesley's family
access_time 4 years ago
Wesley received a $540 initial payment.
"When I received the money from Give Directly, we had a food shortage and spent KES 10000 to buy food for my family. I had obtained a solar light system on credit and I spent KES 9000 to clear the balance. I also bought a television at KES 9000 and later bought a high breed heifer at KES 15000 for rearing. I am left with KES 8000 which am planning to spend on school fees for my children."
Annah's family
access_time 4 years ago
Annah received a $467 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have bought my solar and my home looks like town with the solar light and every thing in my house is new."
Anderson's family
access_time 4 years ago
Anderson received a $526 second payment.
"The second transfer I spent KES 18000 to buy a high breed heifer. I also bought furniture at KES 11000. I fixed doors and windows to my house at KES 8000. I bought solar lights and battery which cost me KES 7000. I bought a radio(woofer) at KES 6000."
Dinnah's family
access_time 4 years ago
Dinnah received a $462 initial payment.
"The biggest difference my daily life is that am stress free and happy. I now use solar light in my home."
Maritha's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Maritha enrolled.
"Receiving this money means that I will be able to buy solar light and buy cross breed cow for milk, buying solar will save me the cost of buying kerosine daily and a cow shall produce milk that we shall use as a family and sell the surplus to meet our food and medical expenses."
Apicael's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Apicael received a $23 sixth payment.
"I have managed to buy a sheep, a water tank, and a solar lighting system. I have also bought some clothes.I am so happy that I have been able to do all this thhings."
Isayah's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Isayah received a $23 sixth payment.
"I am now in a position have a solar lighting system in my house as opposed to paraffin powered lights."
Rose's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Rose received a $254 initial payment.
"I would have changed a great deal to the level that I would be looking like other villagers. I expect to have installed a solar lighting system by the end of that six months"
Eunice's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Eunice received a $548 initial payment.
"Our first transfer which we got from GD we spent to buy two goats, solar light lamp and some furniture. We spent some cash to pay school fees for our children in school and the rest to buy two sacks of maize for consumption since we had food shortage. I spent KES 5000 to buy cereals for sale, which is a new venture which I started after receiving the transfer."
Milka's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Milka received a $23 fifth payment.
"I am expecting to have bought furniture and a solar lighting system."
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