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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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Wesley's family
access_time 3 months ago
Wesley received a $517 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that with the construction of a new house, my home is now comfortable as compared to before. One added advantage is that with the iron sheet roof, I am now in a position to harvest clean rain water for my family use hence no more hassle to walk long distance in search of water"
Ruth's family
access_time 3 months ago
Ruth enrolled.
"I will change the roof of the house i live, build the floor up for water not to enter the house again and start a small business(water and soft drink."
Alesi's family
access_time 3 months ago
Alesi enrolled.
"Buying utensils that can help to prevent Corona Virus like Basin, soap, water and other things"
Lovemore's family
access_time 3 months ago
Lovemore enrolled.
"Will be able to buy water and soap for convid 19 prevention"
Mulbah's family
access_time 3 months ago
Mulbah enrolled.
"To improve my business instead of just selling cold water."
Kambua's family
access_time 4 months ago
Kambua received a $28 initial payment.
"My life is now better than before I received my transfer because I am able to acquire food and other basic needs for my children. Prior to receiving transfer, we could live without knowing what everyday may present to us. There were moments we could stay a whole day without food and drinking water because there was no money. I thank God for making away for me to be a beneficiary of GiveDirectly's transfers."
Bahati's family
access_time 4 months ago
Bahati received a $517 initial payment.
"I spent part of my first transfer on buying a dairy cow and three goats and chicken which cost KES 29000. I later bought some beddings such as a bed and a mattress to replace the traditional bed that I have been using for all those years. I then bought a bicycle which is now helping me in fetching water from the dam. I also bought a water tank which will be helping me in collecting and storing rainwater. The remaining amount of money, I am using it in buying enough foodstuffs for my family that would take us to the next harvesting season."
Amina's family
access_time 4 months ago
Amina received a $519 initial payment.
"Before the coming of GiveDirectly, I have been living in a small house that could not accommodate all my family members besides we could lack privacy. I have been having the desire to construct a spacious one but I did not have any money to buy the materials needed and the labour charge. I am so happy now because I have a new house to live in with my family through the financial assistance. Besides this, I will be harvesting rainwater which will be an added advantage."
Ludiah's family
access_time 4 months ago
Ludiah received a $517 initial payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in that I would not have been in a position to fence my compound and buy a water tank for storing clean water for domestic use."
Rosalyin's family
access_time 4 months ago
Rosalyin received a $515 initial payment.
"Before Give Directly came, I had just constructed a semi permanent house which had its floor would sip water during rainy season. When I received the transfer, I purchased the required materials for the plastering which is now done and I am so happy to be living in a beautiful house. Part of the money was also helpful as I invested on a heifer which I bought with an aim of rearing for milk production."