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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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Mercy's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Mercy received a $484 second payment.
"I spent my most of my second transfer to buy iron sheets which am planning to use in building my house and cattle for rearing. The remaining amount, I spent to buy solar lighting system to relieve me the burden of buying kerosene, paid school fees for my children who is in a private primary school and also clothes for my family."
Rose's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Rose received a $484 second payment.
"When I received my second transfer, I used most of it to contruct a house of 30 iron sheets for my family since the previous one I had was small and used to leak a lot. I then bought a solar lighting system at 16000 KES so that I save my family the trouble of buying paraffin daily. The balance was then spent on buying a sheep and food stuffs for my family."
Benta's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Benta received a $466 third payment.
"My life is different in that, I have a well in my compound and will not have to walk long distances looking for water, I no longer buy kerosene since I have solar lighting system. I would not have achieved all this without the transfers."
Lilian's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Lilian received a $97 initial payment.
"I spent most of my first transfer on buying cushions for my seats to make them more comfortable and I also bought a solar lighting system for my home as kerosene proved to be expensive."
Jalia's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Jalia received a $401 third payment.
"I now feed well with my family, I am living in cleaner house with solar light so my life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer. "
Roseline's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Roseline received a $484 second payment.
"I used my second transfer to buy 2 cows which my husband used to pay my dowry since my relatives were already asking me about it. I then used the remaining 13000 KES to buy a solar lighting system for my family, so that we don't continue spending so much on buying paraffin daily."
Monica's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Monica received a $484 second payment.
"I spent my second transfer on buying iron sheets which I am yet to use for my new house since the current one is smaller, I bought a cupboard for safekeeping of my utensils, a solar lighting system for my home because the tin lamp was doing us more harm than good healthwise and paid my children school fees."
Belinda's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Belinda received a $97 initial payment.
"I spent my first transfer on buying 1 door 3600 KES, bought solar light 3000 KES, bought school uniforms 900 KES and gave my spouse 1000 KES."
Beatrice's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Beatrice received a $97 initial payment.
"I used 6000 KES from my first transfer to pay the discount for acquiring a solar lighting system in order to save me the trouble of buying paraffin on a daily basis. The balance was used to buy 2 goats to rear in my home."
Carolyne's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Carolyne received a $484 second payment.
"Before eceiving financial aid from Give Directly, I had a small house which had also grown old. I therefore dedicated a total of 42000 KES to the construction of a new house for my family when I received the second transfer. The balance was used to buy a solar lighting system to save my family the expenses of buying paraffin on a daily basis."
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