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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.
Charo's family
access_time 1 day ago
Charo received a $23 twenty-second payment.
"The challenges I've faced in managing my finances have motivated me to pursue the establishment of a business in order to enhance my earnings. In the upcoming year, my intention is to utilize my transfer by initiating a venture focused on retailing food essentials like sugar, tea leaves, and maize flour. This endeavor will not only generate income but also contribute to the welfare of my family. I am deeply appreciative of the support provided by the transfers, which has ensured that my family members have had access to sustenance and that my children have been able to continue their education." (Country: Kenya)
Zawadi's family
access_time 1 day ago
Zawadi received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"Upon the completion of my new house, my intention is to utilize my future transfers to invest in procuring livestock. I am particularly inclined towards acquiring goats, as they have a propensity to multiply rapidly, thereby enabling me to realize a twofold return on my initial investment. I am elated that the transfers have facilitated the funding of my children's education, especially considering the limited earnings from my occupation as a casual laborer engaged in charcoal sales." (Country: Kenya)
Kabunda's family
access_time 1 day ago
Kabunda received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"In the upcoming year, my primary achievement will be the completion of the new house to facilitate my family's relocation. I hold a strong sense of optimism regarding the realization of this objective, primarily attributed to the forthcoming financial support. A mere year ago, the notion of owning a commodious dwelling seemed unattainable due to financial hardships. I am elated that these funds have enabled me to sustain my children's education and procure food during periods of drought." (Country: Kenya)
Purity's family
access_time 1 day ago
Purity received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"In the upcoming year, I aspire to enroll in a college to acquire proficiency in hair plaiting. This skill will enable me to establish my own business, generate income, and contribute to fulfilling my family's necessities alongside my husband. Additionally, I am dedicated to completing the construction of my residence. I have already procured a substantial quantity of the requisite building materials, including construction poles, nails, and iron sheets. I am genuinely delighted with the financial assistance, as it will play a pivotal role in realizing these objectives in the forthcoming year." (Country: Kenya)
Everline's family
access_time 1 day ago
Everline received a $130 initial payment.
"Life has been a tremendous challenge in our small, two-room iron-roofed house. My husband and I sleep in one room, while the other doubles as a kitchen by day and a bedroom for our three children at night. Welcoming visitors was nearly impossible in such cramped quarters. But now, the prospect of constructing an additional room fills our hearts with hope and joy. We're immensely grateful to God and GiveDirectly for making this transformation possible. This change has brought an incredible shift in our lives. It's not just about adding physical space; it's about creating room for possibilities, comfort, and a brighter future." (Country: Kenya)
Monica's family
access_time 2 days ago
Monica received a $293 second payment.
"Having the freedom to transfer funds without restrictions enabled me to focus on my urgent priority of constructing a house. The advantage of utilizing the funds without specific directives proved valuable. The favorable outcomes of this aid went beyond immediate relief, as I managed to procure an ample supply of food for myself. We deeply appreciate the transformative impact of this support. Up to now, I haven't identified any aspects that necessitate reassessment, modification, or enhancement." (Country: Kenya)
Tumaini's family
access_time 2 days ago
Tumaini received a $23 twenty-second payment.
"My goal is to build a house with brick walls to replace the current structure made of mud walls. The existing walls are susceptible to damage during heavy rains and are showing signs of collapsing. Believing that brick walls are more durable, I plan to use a portion of the cash transfers and a loan from my savings group to finance this construction project. By this time next year, I hope to have accumulated enough funds to initiate the building process." (Country: Kenya)
Johnson's family
access_time 2 days ago
Johnson received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"In the coming year and beyond, I aspire to have completed the construction of a new house. The current structure, with its grass-thatched roof, is suitable in sunny weather but becomes problematic during rainfall, allowing water seepage and causing discomfort. To remedy this, I aim to construct an entirely new dwelling with a tin roof. I am grateful for having already acquired the necessary roofing materials through previous cash transfers, and the remaining requirement is obtaining building poles. Once I complete this step, I will commence the construction of the new house." (Country: Kenya)
Nasibu's family
access_time 2 days ago
Nasibu received a $23 twenty-second payment.
"Given the unpredictable nature of my earnings from selling vegetables from my home, I recognize the importance of diversifying income sources to support my five children and alleviate the financial burden on my husband. Consequently, I aim to invest more in livestock, particularly goats, as they offer a practical and versatile solution. As these animals reproduce, I plan to exchange them for cows in the future, facilitating plowing activities and providing a flexible asset that can be sold in times of financial need." (Country: Kenya)
Zawadi's family
access_time 2 days ago
Zawadi received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"In the coming year and beyond, I aspire to start a business selling children's clothes. Recognizing the high demand for such items in my village, where there is currently no nearby shop, I believe this venture would not only save people time but also generate income for me. Currently, they have to walk for almost an hour to acquire the clothes from the trade center.  I plan to utilize the next two cash transfers and supplement the amount with a loan from my savings club to establish and set up this business." (Country: Kenya)