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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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Collins's family
access_time 4 years ago
Collins received a $462 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer on buying fishing nets which were unfortunately stolen .I added 30,000 KES to our communal group of four GiveDirectly beneficiaries and bought a boat engine which its being used at the moment to harvest fish and sell them to make income for our family's .I also bought a cupboard and electrical appliance for my house ."
Nancy's family
access_time 4 years ago
Nancy received a $462 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer on buying a sofa set seat 35,000 KES. I also bought fishing nets for my husband to boost his fishing business and now he is making double income that is able to sustain my family's needs."
Pamela's family
access_time 4 years ago
Pamela received a $463 third payment.
"Building a kitchen with the larger part of my third transfer is the greatest gift GiveDirectly has given unto me since I no longer sleep together with my small livestock and poultry nor cook in my main house which had poor ventilation .I bought a solar lamp for lighting at night as using traditional lantern could affect my child while studying since he had a eye sight problem that lead to tears rolling from his eyes due to exposure smoke.I also bought fishing nets that I am now use to harvest fish and selling them in the nearby markets and getting daily income that I am using to provide for my family's needs comfortably."
Wicklif's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Wicklif received a $97 initial payment.
"I spent most of the first transfer to buy fishingnet as my source of income since l am using the net for fishing and selling the fish to the community, l also spent the transfer to pay school fee for my children and this has enable them to stay in school like other children, the remaining balance l spent to buy one sack of maize for my consumption."
Janet's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Janet received a $466 third payment.
"Given that my spouse is a fisherman, we decided to buy fishing nets and other fishing items needed using our third transfer to give us more income. We now have our fishing items."
Berin's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Berin received a $467 third payment.
"My house was not in a very condition so when I received my third transfer, I repaired and painted it. It is now very neat. The other part of the amount I spent on buying fishing nets that I have hired out for fishing, with this I am able to feed my family daily as I get some stipend every day. The remaining amount I spent on buying corn for my family consumes and clothes for my children."
Nancy's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Nancy received a $467 third payment.
"I bought a boat and fishing net with the larger part of the transfers and which earns me a daily income.The remaining part of the transfers was spent on food and buying utensils."
Martine's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Martine received a $464 third payment.
"I used 20000 KES of my third transfer on buying a fishing net which I use for fishing because I didn't have any source of income and I could only rely on people to let me work in their boats. I then used the rest of the money to open a retail shop which is doing so well and I'm planning to expand it with the income I get from fishing."
Sophia's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Sophia received a $464 third payment.
"I spent the third transfer on cementing the house at a cost of 27000 KES . I bought fishing nets at 10000 KES. I spent the rest of the money on my children's school fees."
Helen's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Helen received a $464 third payment.
"I bought both fishing net and fishing boat with the whole of my third transfer so I now have a source of income that can take care of my family unlike before when I had to help people out in order to feed my family. I'm happy I'm now independent and my living standard has improved too."
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