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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.
Kadzo's family
access_time 25 days ago
Kadzo received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"Moving forward, my plan is to continue using the transfers I receive to expand my existing business ventures. I am determined to keep investing in the growth and diversification of my operations. In addition to maintaining a strong focus on my current business selling sardines and sugar, I also intend to add coconuts to my product base. By expanding the range of goods I provide, I can cater to a wider customer base and increase my overall revenue. Alongside the business expansion, I will also allocate a portion of the transfers to growing my herd of goats. This livestock investment represents a long-term strategy to build financial security for my family. As the goats multiply and increase in value over time, I can sell them when needed to support my household and I am happy with these plans because with them I will be able to comfortably take care of my grandchildren."
Dama's family
access_time 25 days ago
Dama received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"Moving forward, my plan is to continue using the transfers I receive to simultaneously expand my thriving shop and food preparation business, while also ensuring my child's education remains uninterrupted. By consistently investing in the growth and development of my business, I can increase profitability and secure a stable income stream for my family. At the same time, allocating funds towards my child's school fees will open doors to a brighter future through the power of education. However, I also have my sights set on a long-term investment that will further diversify my family's assets and provide additional financial security. In the future, I plan to use a portion of the transfers to purchase a goat, with the hope that it will multiply and increase in number over time. When the need arises, I can then sell these livestock and utilize the proceeds to support my family in whatever way is most beneficial, whether it be covering unexpected expenses, investing in my business, or providing for my child's educational needs" (Occupation: Small business)
Hamisi's family
access_time 25 days ago
Hamisi received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"The transfers I received have enabled me to establish a successful chicken rearing business, which has been a profitable venture. I am now focused on expanding both my chicken operation and my wife's kiosk using these funds and use the revenue to support my family. Looking ahead, I plan to strategically trade some of my chicken for goats. I am confident that the goats will multiply and increase in number over time. Eventually, I intend to trade the goats for cows, as they too will multiply and grow in value. As a farmer and a driver, I have always dreamed of owning a vehicle and starting a transport business. By rearing cows and selling them when they have multiplied and increased in number, I aim to generate the funds needed to purchase a vehicle. At that point, I will carefully consider which type of vehicle would be most suitable for my transport business, given my experience as a driver. By leveraging my existing skills and knowledge as a farmer and driver, while also exploring new opportunities in the transport sector, I am confident that I can build a sustainable and prosperous future for myself and my family." (Occupation: Small business)
Changawa's family
access_time 25 days ago
Changawa received a $27 thirtieth payment.
"Once I have completed the construction of our new three-bedroom house, I plan to utilize the remaining transfers from GiveDirectly to further secure my family's future. My primary focus will be on ensuring my children's education remains uninterrupted by consistently paying their school fees. Additionally, I intend to start a small shop business where I will sell household consumables. This entrepreneurial venture will provide me with a sustainable financial net, allowing me to reliably take care of my family's needs in the long run. By investing in both my children's education and my own small business, I am laying the foundation for a more prosperous and secure future. The transfers from GiveDirectly have been instrumental in enabling me to take these crucial steps towards achieving my goals."
Dama's family
access_time 25 days ago
Dama received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"With the pooled funds from my merry-go-round group, I plan to purchase more goats. I am hopeful these goats will multiply, increasing in number and value over time. As my goat herd grows, I intend to eventually sell some of them and use the proceeds to purchase cows. Cows are often seen as a more valuable livestock asset, and I hope they will also multiply, further increasing my wealth and assets. One of my key priorities is ensuring my children can continue their education without interruption. This long-term investment in livestock farming could provide a sustainable source of income for my family in the future and secure education for my children" (Occupation: Small business)
Changawa's family
access_time 25 days ago
Changawa received a $27 twenty-sixth payment.
"The GiveDirectly transfers have presented me with a remarkable opportunity to turn my long-held dream of becoming a livestock farmer into a reality. I am determined to utilize these funds to steadily build up my herd of goats, with the hope that they will multiply and increase in number over time. By investing in this livestock venture, I am laying the foundation for a sustainable source of income that I can rely on in the future. Whenever I am in need, I can sell the goats to help provide for myself and my grandchildren, with whom I currently reside. This livestock farming endeavor represents more than just a business venture for me; it is the fulfillment of a lifelong aspiration. The GiveDirectly transfers have empowered me to take the first steps towards realizing this dream, and I am filled with excitement and determination as I embark on this journey."
Kazungu's family
access_time 25 days ago
Kazungu received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"My primary goal is to establish a successful livestock selling business, where I can purchase goats, rear them, and then sell them for a profit in the future. Currently, I have a herd of 10 goats, and I plan to expand this number using the incoming transfers I receive. By growing my goat herd, I aim to increase both the quantity and value of the livestock I can sell. The revenue generated from this business venture will be instrumental in covering my children's school fees and providing for the needs of my family. Through careful management and strategic investments, I am confident in transforming this dream into a thriving reality. The transfers I receive will be a crucial catalyst, enabling me to scale up my operations and build a sustainable source of income"
Kadzo's family
access_time 26 days ago
Kadzo received a $27 twenty-sixth payment.
"My greatest aspiration is to ensure that my child attends college. I firmly believe that his college education will pave the way for achieving his life goals and securing a bright future. I am confident that his success will not only benefit him but also lift our family out of financial struggles. To realize this dream, I am committed to working tirelessly. I sell charcoal and chapatis to my neighbors, diligently earning income. In addition to this, I am saving diligently. Through hard work and savings, I have hopes that I will be able to afford his college tuition. My determination to provide him with a college education stems from my belief in his potential and the positive impact it will have on our family's future. I am motivated to work hard and make sacrifices now to ensure a better tomorrow for him." (Occupation: Small business)
Kasichana's family
access_time 26 days ago
Kasichana received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"I am currently unemployed and eager to start my own business selling vegetables and groceries to my fellow villagers. With all my children currently in school, once the academic term ends, I anticipate being able to save the transfer that would otherwise go towards school fees. This savings will enable me to accumulate the necessary capital of $50 to start my business. Starting this business holds the promise of significant improving my family's financial situation. It will allow me to meet our needs without difficulty, providing stability and opportunity for growth. I have hope that this initiative will bring about positive changes and contribute to our overall well-being." (Occupation: Small business)
Mwatsaha's family
access_time 26 days ago
Mwatsaha received a $27 twenty-sixth payment.
"I currently sell livestock, allowing me to source and sell them profitably. However, my main goal is to invest in my children's education. I strongly believe that education opens doors that remain open throughout life, leading to great achievements. As a father of six children, four are currently pursuing their education while two have completed their studies and are preparing for college. My own lack of educational opportunities drives me to ensure my children have better prospects than I did. Once I have secured their education, my next goal is to provide my family with a better and bigger house. This plan reflects my commitment to improving our living conditions and ensuring a brighter future for all of us." (Occupation: Small business)
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