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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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Peter's family
access_time 7 days ago
Peter received a $484 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the hope of getting enough milk for consumption for my household members. In addition, the purchase of the dairy cow has saved me in buying milk daily at a high cost hence able to use the little that I get to buy other bills."
Beatrice's family
access_time 7 days ago
Beatrice received a $468 second payment.
"Some of the new goals that I have include having a larger flock of animals in my homestead. I would like to have more goats, cows, and sheep that would generate profit that would help me pay for my children's school fees. I would also want to own a bigger butchery that will continue to help my husband expand the business"
Zeddy's family
access_time 7 days ago
Zeddy received a $468 second payment.
"I definitely have new goals set that I see achieving because I have already set them. I would want to buy a second poshomill so that ill be able to fully cater to the people of my village. The cows that I have need napier grass and a Chaff cutter would be best for that job. With my cows producing milk I will be able to save enough and make sure these goals are achieved"
Mercy's family
access_time 7 days ago
Mercy enrolled.
"Receiving this money will enable me to buy a dairy cow. I plan to use KES 40000 to buy a dairy cow that will provide milk for my children and sell some. My husband and I rely on small jobs in our area to earn some money that pays less, KES 300 on average daily. Selling milk will boost the money that we earn and allow me to save some for our children's education since that is our major concern."
Sharon's family
access_time 7 days ago
Sharon enrolled.
"My biggest aim for this year is to buy a cow since I do not have one. I have two small children who require milk daily and I have to buy milk from my neighbor. Receiving this money will mean that I will be able to buy a cow that will provide me with milk for my children and earn from selling. I do casual jobs and the money that I will earn from selling milk will supplement my income."
Benard's family
access_time 7 days ago
Benard received a $468 second payment.
"Yes, I do. With the first transfer I received, I managed to immediately buy one dairy cow at Kes. 52000. I believe this cow will be my biggest source of income in future because I will be able to milk and sell dairy milk to my neighbours or even supply it to different dairy farms. The money I will get from this supply, I believe will be able to pay for my children school fees and even buy food and other basic needs for my family."
Naomy's family
access_time 7 days ago
Naomy enrolled.
"I have no income at the moment, considering that farming activities are no longer productive in my region because of persistent droughts. I rely on my husband who is a casual labourer in a large sugar farm. He sends me only KES 1500 per month while my needs costs me about KES 3000. I there fore need a dairy cow to get money from selling milk. I will buy a dairy cow at about KES 30,000. I will the build a house. Iron roofed house would last longer and give me comfort living in a better conditioner house than the old grass thatched house that leaks whenever it rains. I will spend a further KES 40,000."
Alice's family
access_time 7 days ago
Alice enrolled.
"Paddocking my farm is the biggest opportunity that I can get with this money. I will have controlled grazing, leading to having sufficient use of my farm to feed the livestock. It will also reduce the intesity of having to tend to cows all the time, allowing me more time to till for crops. I will spend about KES 20,000 to achieve this. My farm will be more productive.I will also mprove my home with new beddings and furniture, at about KES 20,000.I will also buy a water tank and buy a heifer."
Sharon's family
access_time 7 days ago
Sharon received a $468 second payment.
""No life humiliate the most as a life lived in poverty. What has been ringing into my mind from the moment I knew I would receive transfer from GiveDirectly was buying more cattle for the family. Increase the number of my livestock has been my greatest dream. Thanks to GiveDirectly this was a dream come true since I now own about Three cows from GiveDirectly.""
Karisa's family
access_time 7 days ago
Karisa received a $468 second payment.
"I have taken care of my father's heard of cows most of my life and this has ingrained a big passion for livestock in me. When I heard I would be receiving this money I knew I could make this dream of mine come to life. I knew that I would use this money to buy cattle which I would also herd and turn it into my own economic activity. I have been bought a number of goats and chicken with this transfer and I am well on the way to becoming an animal farmer. I had not thought much about my other goal untill I received my money. I was in debt in Mombasa where I had taken a loan to begin a car wash business which due to unfortunate circumstances hadnt done so well during the Pandemic period. I was chased out my house in Mombasa and was forced back to my country home. Now that I had received this cash I thought it prudent to settle the debt as It wasn't in order to still be indebted as they still pursued me which meant I had no peace."
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