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Gideon's family
access_time 6 months ago
Gideon received a $471 second payment.
"Give directly has done extremely well through its cash donation programs. Many in my village, many have gotten to improve their lives. As for me, I now own a house and a cow. Before, I used to live in a small room together with my sibling that my mother built for us. I felt I needed to progress so I may be ready to start a family. I believe I will now be able to accomplish this. I have not yet noted an area where the organization has not done well."
Kadzo's family
access_time 6 months ago
Kadzo enrolled.
"Receiving this money means investing in poultry farming because this is the only project that I can maximize my time on it. In addition, this project does not require more energy as compared to other livestock like goats or cows. With these transfers, it will enable me to buy some chicken and also construct a cage for them. Since there is a good market in our nearby town, Mariakani, I am so confident in reaping a huge profit. The profit from this project will directly help me to meet my very basic needs like food and clothing."
Sidi's family
access_time 6 months ago
Sidi enrolled.
"Education forms the basis and the platform that can lead to a future successful and enjoyable life. However the hopes of my children learning is getting dimmed day by day especially after the first born dropped in the mid way in secondary school. I have been tirelessly burning and selling charcoal to pay school fees until when I got challenged by a snake bite which rendered me sick for several months. I have not full recovered though with the Givedirectly transfers, I have every reason to smile. The first five months cash received will be directed towards offsetting the current school balances. In addition, I have scheduled a five year plan where I will be buying a goat at 2000KES from every transfer and let them multiply to a point when I can exchange them for cattle. With just two dairy cows in the compound, I can be rest assured of a smooth life through the sell of milk."
Daka's family
access_time 6 months ago
Daka enrolled.
"My daughter did very well in her primary school exam and she got a very good school. The school fees issue was almost costing her the secondary school education but fortunately, her father got a client who wanted a cow and that's how my daughter went to secondary school. Although she did not go to the school she was selected for but i thank God she is in school."
Chome's family
access_time 6 months ago
Chome enrolled.
"A good Samaritan gave me 10 indigenous cows to look after. He pays me KES 5,000 every month and this has brought happiness in my life."
Katana's family
access_time 6 months ago
Katana enrolled.
"I have for so long depended on selling my livestock to get money. It is a kind of investment that I really like and I am yearning to do more . My plan is therefore to buy three goats with the first three transfers of 3,000 KES. My long term plan is selling some of the goats and buying a cow so that I can start rearing cattle as well."
Charo's family
access_time 6 months ago
Charo enrolled.
"I desire to see my future life be better than it is at the moment. To ensure this comes to reality, I am required to invest in long-term projects that I can depend on. The top one on the list is livestock keeping more particularly, goats that breed so faster as compared to cows. This project is so possible for me because I have a big portion of land where I can graze them. With these transfers, I intend to buy 1 goat every month and within a year, I will hit my target of at least 10 goats. This will be a good start to keep me at a better chance of sorting out needs that might arise in the future."
Isaac's family
access_time 6 months ago
Isaac enrolled.
"This money will mean a lot to me. I had a wife who left me because we could not pay dowry nor put up a better house for her. I'm happy that this money will help me make plans of getting wife. I have to build a nice house and buy at least one cow to present as a dowry if need be soon. I'm happy that my future is more brighter than I thought it would be."
Juliana's family
access_time 6 months ago
Juliana enrolled.
"I am an elderly widow and I have been engaging in farming as my main economic activity since my youthful age. Unfortunately, for the past 7 years farming has been a non-profitable enterprise due to the effect of prolonged drought , pest and disease invasion.This has subjected us to a higher dependence on purchased foods yet I have limited source of income.Currently, I have been engaging in casual jobs within the village and this warns me an approximate amount of KES 200 daily. Receiving this money, therefore, means the purchase of a dairy cow and"
Daisy's family
access_time 6 months ago
Daisy enrolled.
"Receiving this money means improved shelter. We live in an old and leaking roof house. This house host 7 family members. Living under one roof with teenage children is uncomfortable and some have to sleep in our relative's houses. So when I receive this transfer I will spend KES 30000 to build a spacious iron-roofed house. My children can then have a place to sleep and for the remaining amount, I will purchase a dairy cow that will be our source of milk and income when we sell the surplus."