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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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Rael's family
access_time 8 months ago
Rael received a $22 twenty-fifth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to have completed the construction of the house and I also expect the cost of living to be much more affordable for me considering that I will have more poultry chicken to take care and meet my needs as a family." (Campaign: UBI)
Peninah's family
access_time 8 months ago
Peninah received a $22 twenty-second payment.
"In the next six months, I want to have a small business such as a retail shop business which will help sustain my family need well for the future. I cannot depend on farming as my main source of income for long because very soon I will grow old and will not be able to work on my farm as I do now. I would want to have an income-generating activity which I can carry out even in my old age. This is why I want to begin small with a retail shop business which I will be boosting on every month as I continue receiving my transfers so that by the time the transfers stop, I will have a stable source of income to help me meet my family needs." (Campaign: UBI)
Karen's family
access_time 8 months ago
Karen received a $22 twenty-second payment.
"In the next six months, My chop business will be up and running. From this, I will be making money that I can use on personal care products. I will be glad to be having a good way to spend my time contributing to income generation in my family. This business will be earning me living as well as supporting my mother as far as the family's daily needs provision is concerned." (Campaign: UBI)
Elizabeth's family
access_time 8 months ago
Elizabeth received a $22 twenty-fifth payment.
"In the next six months I expect that I will be more healthy and more happy as a result of this transfer. I am looking forward to having my health improve as well." (Campaign: UBI)
Irene's family
access_time 8 months ago
Irene received a $22 twenty-fifth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect that I shall have completed the construction of my new house. We are currently assembling the necessary resources to do this and I am very optimistic that this shall be made possible within the next six months." (Campaign: UBI)
Mercy's family
access_time 8 months ago
Mercy received a $22 twenty-sixth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect my yet-to-start business to be running. I will have stopped working on casual labor since all my concentration will be in my business. I am grateful for the support we have been receiving fro GiveDirectly and with the remaining transfers, I am hopeful that I will be able to accomplish a lot." (Campaign: UBI)
Edwin's family
access_time 8 months ago
Edwin received a $22 twenty-sixth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to have completed all the construction, both my kitchen and also my mother's kitchen. On y side, it is clear that I am soon completing it and the only remaining task which won't take us more than three months will be my other's kitchen." (Campaign: UBI)
Vincent's family
access_time 8 months ago
Vincent received a $43 twelfth payment.
"My expectation in the next six months going forward is to be someone that can be depended on in both financial matters and social matters. This is possible if I am financially stable and I hope that what I get from the sale of farm produce and that which I receive from GiveDirectly will propel me towards this objective. I also wish to have my own cow for rearing that will supply us with milk and I will sell some for an income" (Campaign: UBI)
Ednah's family
access_time 8 months ago
Ednah received a $22 twenty-sixth payment.
"One of my sons just got himself a bride. This means that soon my inlaws will need some bride price and my expectation in the next six months is to have bought another cow that would be part of the dowry for my daughter in law. I would not want them to find me empty-handed or force me to give the few cows that I currently rear." (Campaign: UBI)
Marcella's family
access_time 8 months ago
Marcella received a $22 twenty-fifth payment.
"In the next six months, I shall have a place to call home. I am currently staying at home and do not have a piece of land. By end of six months, I expect to have fully paid for the piece of land as well as build a new house in it." (Campaign: UBI)
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