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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.
Jumaa's family
access_time 2 days ago
Jumaa received a $23 tenth payment.
"My goal is to establish a shop space near the road to operate my electronic gadget repair business more efficiently. Currently, I run the business from home in a remote location, limiting accessibility and awareness. I believe that having a workshop space will attract more customers. To achieve this, I plan to start purchasing building materials such as iron sheets and building poles to set up the space. Despite financial constraints in providing food, I hope that the cash transfers will make this business expansion possible." (Country: Kenya)
Amani's family
access_time 2 days ago
Amani received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"In the coming year and beyond, my aspirations include building a new house and potentially acquiring goats. The current house, built over six years ago, has a deteriorating grass-thatched roof that cannot withstand rains, leading to a cold and damp interior. I've been gradually purchasing building materials, having acquired four iron sheets so far. I also plan to keep livestock, specifically goats, as a sustainable source of income. Recognizing the uncertainty of future earnings due to the lack of a steady job, the idea is to sell some goats when needed. I'm pleased that the two goats obtained through the cash transfers have already given birth, increasing the count to four." (Country: Kenya)
Daka's family
access_time 2 days ago
Daka received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"Due to chest complications, I am unable to engage in strenuous activities to earn income. Currently, the cash transfers serve as my primary source of financial support. I am grateful that they have helped support my husband's efforts in paying school fees for our children and ensuring there is food on the table. Looking ahead, recognizing that the cash transfers will eventually cease, I aspire to have established wealth through goat rearing. With two goats already acquired, my goal is to increase the number to at least 10. As these animals reproduce, I anticipate being able to sell them to meet the ongoing needs of my family." (Country: Kenya)
Lucky's family
access_time 2 days ago
Lucky received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"My primary focus now is on enrolling in an Information and Communication Technology college in the upcoming year. Throughout the past year, I diligently saved $20 from each cash transfer to fund my college education. Given the unreliability of my parents' casual labor jobs and the financial responsibility of supporting my younger siblings, the cash transfers have become a lifeline for my educational aspirations. During the two years of my college program, I plan to utilize the cash transfers to cover tuition fees, and I also hope for additional support from my parents when needed." (Country: Kenya)
Naomy's family
access_time 2 days ago
Naomy received a $130 initial payment.
"With the recent transfer from GiveDirectly, I seized the opportunity to invest in a promising future. Allocating a portion to purchase maize seeds, I secured a plot of land for farming by directing $200 towards a three-year lease. The fertile soil became the canvas for my maize plantation, a testament to newfound possibilities. Not only did I sow the seeds of economic empowerment, but I also nurtured family well-being by wisely acquiring essential provisions. As my maize begins to flourish, so does the happiness within my home, a testament to the transformative impact of your thoughtful financial choices." (Country: Kenya)
Zawadi's family
access_time 2 days ago
Zawadi received a $23 twenty-second payment.
"In the upcoming year, my primary objective is to augment my savings within the savings group and bolster my overall savings. I understand that the financial assistance will cease after five years. Therefore, the accumulated savings will enable me to venture into livestock investment, ensuring a sustainable income stream even after the aid concludes. By selling the multiplied livestock, I will establish a reliable source of income. I hold deep appreciation for the financial support I have obtained, as it has markedly enhanced the quality of life for both myself and my children." (Country: Kenya)
Pili's family
access_time 2 days ago
Pili received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"I aspire to attain financial stability and provide for my family's needs. To realize this goal, I aim to initiate a new venture focused on selling clothing. This endeavor will enable me to explore various income-generating opportunities within my village by retailing a variety of products. I am content with the current financial assistance and hold an optimistic outlook that the business I am establishing will yield sufficient income, paving the way for an improved quality of life." (Country: Kenya)
Bahati's family
access_time 2 days ago
Bahati received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"As the festive season approaches, I intend to allocate a portion of my transfer money to purchase quality food and celebrate with my family during the festivities. Furthermore, I aim to save enough to enroll my son in school next year, as he will be ready to start his education. To ensure that I can financially support my son's education in the future, I plan to increase my investment in purchasing livestock. Once they multiply, I will sell some of the livestock and use the proceeds to cover his school fees. The financial support from the transfers is deeply appreciated, as it has significantly improved my quality of life, lifting me out of misery." (Country: Kenya)
Sidi's family
access_time 2 days ago
Sidi received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"The heavy rains this month caused significant damage to my house, washing away part of the mud walls and leaving me to endure the cold and chilly weather at night. The deteriorating condition of my house is a source of concern, and I fear it may collapse. I intend to use my future transfers to repair the house and ensure it is safe for habitation. Despite these challenges, I am genuinely grateful for the financial support I've received through transfers, which has significantly improved my life." (Country: Kenya)
Salma's family
access_time 2 days ago
Salma received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"My achievements primarily center on acquiring additional livestock, raising them, and expanding the herd. This will ultimately enable me to sell some of the livestock, using the proceeds to support my son's education and assist my husband in managing the household expenses. I am extremely grateful for the financial assistance provided by Give Directly, as it has been instrumental in this progress." (Country: Kenya)