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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.
Beatrice's family
access_time 7 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 7 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."
Rose's family
access_time 7 years ago
Rose received a $485 second payment.
"I spent my second transfer on constructing a kitchen since cooking in the main house was uncomfortable for all of us because of the smoke, I bought a solar lighting lamp for my house as kerosene was way too expensive and spent the remaining money to pay those who helped me in weeding my farm."
Anjeline's family
access_time 7 years ago
Anjeline received a $97 initial payment.
"I spent my first transfer to buy a sack of maize for my family's consumption, made a down payment on solar lighting and the remaining amount I spent to restock my fish selling business."
Josphine's family
access_time 7 years ago
Josphine received a $97 initial payment.
"I spent my first transfer to buy a sack of maize at 3,800 KES for my family's consumption. Bought solar lighting system at 4,500 KES and the remaining amount I spent to buy a blanket."
Grace's family
access_time over 7 years ago
Grace received a $468 third payment.
"My life is different in that I no longer buy kerosene because I have solar lighting system and also livestock. All this I would not have achieved without the transfers. Thank you GD."
Winnie's family
access_time over 7 years ago
Winnie received a $97 initial payment.
"I spent most of my transfer to buy solar lighting system which has relieved me the burden of buying kerosene. I bought thirty tins of maize at 3,300 KES and also bought a goat for rearing at 2,000 KES."
Judith's family
access_time over 7 years ago
Judith received a $486 second payment.
"I spent my transfer on buying a cow which I will be keeping for milk. I also bought a solar lighting system that is helping me in lighting my house and charging my phone aside form powering my radio to keep up with current news. I also bought a new sofa set to replace my old worn out sofa. I then spent the rest of the money in buying food and clothing for my family."
Gordon's family
access_time over 7 years ago
Gordon received a $97 initial payment.
"I spent most of my transfer to buy solar lighting system which has relieved me the burden of buying kerosene. I spent some amount to hire a tractor to cultivate my land and also to buy food for my family."
Sophie's family
access_time over 7 years ago
Sophie received a $97 initial payment.
"I spent most of my first transfer to buy two sacks of maize for my family's consumption. I spent some amount to buy solar lighting system on credit and also cultivated my land in preparation for planting."
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