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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.
George's family
access_time over 4 years ago
George received a $22 twelfth payment.
"I have plans for constructing a chicken pen or an enclosed area for my poultry. So far, I have about forty local breed chickens that are currently roaming free during the day which puts them at a high risk of contracting diseases or even getting stolen as I cannot monitor them. To ensure their safety I will use the transfers to buy the required materials to construct the chicken pen as soon as I have completed paying for the solar lighting kit that I bought on credit."
Peris's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Peris received a $510 second payment.
"I spent part of the second transfers I received from Give DIrectly to purchase a dairy cow. Ever since I got married we had never owned a cow. We have been buying milk for a long time now which is usually very expensive. I am glad because we now have our own cow. At least we will now reduce our expenses since we will now be getting free milk. Apart from that, I also spent some amount to buy furniture, mattress and feeds for my livestock. Lastly, I used some of the remaining amounts to purchase a solar lighting system. This will save us from buying kerosene which is usually expensive and not environmentally friendly."
Joyce's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Joyce received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"My life is currently different because I have acquired a lighting system for my home. For the last four months, I have been using the transfers to make monthly installments that have enabled me to own a solar lamp. My children have enough time to study at home in the evening without disruption. Initially, we used to share a paraffin lamp that would not allow them to have enough time to study at night. Moreover, the use of paraffin was more expensive and this would sometimes lead to unavailability of the goods for my household. The solar lighting systems are so powerful it can even be used for powering a TV when I get one! It is a cheaper and better source of light for my household than the paraffin lamp."
Mildred's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Mildred received a $22 fourteenth payment.
"My biggest plan is to buy a solar lighting system using my next transfers so that I can have something to be proud of at the end of GD project and also move away from using the toxic kerosene lamps are also very dim. I will buy those types that are usually sold on credit so that I can use the transfers for the remaining months to clear off the remaining amount because I am not able to pay for it in full."
Sarah's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Sarah received a $22 tenth payment.
"I have managed to clear all the school fees required from my two children in primary school and they are now free and comfortable staying in school as they are not worried about being sent away. My lifestyle has also improved as I no longer use a kerosene lamp but a solar lighting system which I recently purchased."
Sarah's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Sarah received a $23 fifteenth payment.
"Four months, I was using a kerosene tin-lamp which produced a lot of smoke but with a very dim light. With the solar light that I recently purchased, my house is now well lit and daily expenses on kerosene a history."
Nathan's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Nathan received a $23 sixteenth payment.
"Before receiving the transfers, we were using a kerosene lamp for lighting in our household. Receiving the transfers gave us an idea to obtain a solar lighting system on loan so that we would be making a down payment of a smaller amount every month. We made this decision since the kerosene lamp that we were using was so dim and wasn't good for the students who were using it during their evening studies. along with the lighting system project, I am also hoping to complete plantation of my farms in the next six months."
Chelangat's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Chelangat received a $23 sixteenth payment.
"Life has really changed in the past four months; talk of my children who would miss school at least once or twice every week after being send to collect their tuition fees, the kerosene lamps which we were using as the main source of light every night and the insufficient food which could lead to malnutrition to my children. All these have really changed; we are now enjoying sufficient balanced diet, using clean light from the recently installed solar lighting system and my children are in school full time from Monday to Friday. What a great blessing to our family. We really thank God for what has happened in our family and presumably in other families who were struggling like ours in our village."
Mary's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Mary received a $525 second payment.
"The organization has brought a lot of developments in the village such as enabling people to get several solar lighting systems which make the village look bright and not dull as it used to be before. Most people now have adequate lighting every single night and they can charge their mobile phones anytime they feel like doing so without having to rely on the local charging spots in the shopping center."
Chirchir's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Chirchir received a $23 fifteenth payment.
"The biggest difference in my life in the last four months is that I got to save the money which I would have spent to purchase kerosene for lighting in our home. The money which I save I spend to repay for the solar lighting system which I had obtained on credit. I am happy that my children got enough light and ample time studying unlike before when they would converge near a dim kerosene lamp which couldn't produce enough light."
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