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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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Mercy's family
access_time 4 days ago
Mercy received a $489 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is owning a dairy cow that gives us surplus milk for consumption. With time, I will be able to sell so that I can earn an extra income for us to cater to our daily household items."
Kennedy's family
access_time 4 days ago
Kennedy received a $489 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the acquisition of the dairy cow that is currently supplying us with adequate milk. I am grateful to Giving directly for making my dream of owning a cow come true."
Paul's family
access_time 4 days ago
Paul received a $489 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the relief of clearing school fees for my two children. I had been dependent on the construction work and the casual chores that were sometimes hard to find and would pay less for a huge task. I am grateful to have paid all the term's fees, and I am well set to pay at ease in the future since I already have an additional cow that will potentially increase the production of milk that will earn more income thus making it easier to raise the required amount in school."
Dorcas's family
access_time 4 days ago
Dorcas enrolled.
"Receiving this money means the improved nutritional status of my family. In our culture, we value cows because of milk. Milk has good nutritional value in the development of children. So when I get this transfer I will spend KES 30000 to purchase a dairy cow. I expect to produce milk for household use and if in surplus I will sell to generate income. For the remaining amount, I will build a more spacious iron-roofed house. I have a son who is growing up and in our culture its a taboo for a mother to continue sleeping under one roof with a grown-up boy. This house will cost around KES 25000."
Nickson's family
access_time 4 days ago
Nickson enrolled.
"In our culture owning a cow is prestigious and recently my cow calved and I can now get four liters of milk per day. My family now has sufficient milk to drink especially my two children who love milk. This has brought joy and happiness into my life as it has reduced my family's budget for buying milk from vendors."
Joice's family
access_time 4 days ago
Joice enrolled.
"Three months ago, we acquired a dairy cow worth KES 30000 using savings that I had accumulated through a merry-go-round program that we joined with my neighbors. Before this, we had never afforded to buy a cow (prestigious livestock in our community). From the KES 52000 that I received when my turn arrived, we paid school fees for our children using KES 20000. Overall, the savings act as the primary element that has attracted joy in our family."
Caroline's family
access_time 4 days ago
Caroline enrolled.
"Receiving this money signifies a dramatic boost to my dairy farming project. Since I have acquired three heads of cows, I will purchase a chaff cutter using KES 40000. We have been using panga to manually chop fodder for our livestock; a practice that is less efficient and tedious. Also, we shall build a milking parlor and a feeds store using any remaining amount. Due to prolonged dryness and unpredictable rains in our area, we are planning to store lots of feeds. We have chosen to venture into dairy farming because it has proven to be a profitable practice in our area."
Ngeno's family
access_time 4 days ago
Ngeno enrolled.
"This money will set us up for life and bring about a paradigm shift in our lives in terms of being self sufficient in milk production. At the moment we buy 2 liters daily from the neighbour at KES 80,which is relatively expensive. It is much cheaper to produce than to purchase.Our intention is to live a normal life as circumstances allow. We settled recently and we have not acquired the dairy cow because we have been inadequate financially.It is against this backdrop that we intend to purchase a dairy cow worth KES 40000. We plan to use the rest of the money to purchase 2 water tanks."
Stephen's family
access_time 4 days ago
Stephen enrolled.
"This money will boost me alot .This is one of the best thing to ever happen in my lifetime. I have a perennial challenge of paying school fees for my children. There are a number of issues that we are facing and would like to accomplish. This money will set us on the course . I plan to use this money to pay school fees for my child who is in Chebunyo high school , we will spend approximately KES 20000 to clear all the outstanding fees and use the rest of the money to buy a dairy cow ."
Dominic's family
access_time 4 days ago
Dominic enrolled.
"Receiving this money means a very good start in my marriage life. I got married a few months ago, we do not have a stable income-generating activity so far. We purchase foodstuff including milk and maize flour which is very costly considering I am the sole provider. I make KES 200 a day which is not enough for us. With this money, I plan to purchase a dairy cow worth KES 30,000. For the rest of the amount, I plan to construct a better kitchen like the one we have is just a makeshift that leaks during heavy rainfall. This also means a bigger space since my family is growing and one house will not be enough for us."