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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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Sammy's family
access_time 1 day ago
Sammy enrolled.
"Life is tough, we wake up to new challenges each day but the mother of all is raising school fees for our children. It has given us sleepless nights since we have no regular income. We have four children who are in various secondary schools, sometimes times we are assisted by the Constituency Development Fund bursary though it is never enough. Other times we hold fundraising . We pay approximately KES 50000 per term for the 4 children, which is a tall order for us." (Country: Kenya)
Korir's family
access_time 1 day ago
Korir received a $484 second payment.
"My new goal is invest on livestock especially cows because I'll be able to sell dairy milk in large quantities,that way my children will never lack food or school fees." (Country: Kenya)
Simon's family
access_time 1 day ago
Simon received a $468 second payment.
"My daughter has been home for sometime due to school fees,I decided to invest on the money by buying livestock that way I will be using the live stock to selli eggs,meat and milk and my daughter is guaranteed of school fees." (Country: Kenya)
Tapsabei's family
access_time 1 day ago
Tapsabei enrolled.
"We rely on maize in our area as a staple food but over the past five years, we have experienced low crop production due to minimal rainfall. In my 0.5 acres of land which I used to harvest at least 10 bags of maize, this has since changed to at least one bag due to inadequate rainfall. The last planting season was worst because we harvested nothing at all. Shortly after planting, we never saw rainfall again in our area and this makes me feel sad if the condition persists, we will die of hunger. Therefore, the inadequacy of rainfall has been the biggest challenge we are currently facing." (Country: Kenya)
Kabibi's family
access_time 1 day ago
Kabibi enrolled.
"Lack of money is the biggest challenge that I currently face. I went to look for logs in the forest so I can burn charcoal for sale and get some money for my children's school fees arrears of 3000 KES and food because that's what is stressing me at the moment." (Country: Kenya)
Muibu's family
access_time 1 day ago
Muibu enrolled.
"I depend on casual jobs where I earn 400 KES per day to make ends meet for my family. The money is not always enough but it keeps us going and I am thankful for that. The only challenge is that the job is not consistent and this makes it difficult for me to support my family without straining. The lack of jobs is the biggest challenge that I currently face." (Country: Kenya)
Annah's family
access_time 1 day ago
Annah received a $484 second payment.
"I bought land 0.25acres from a neighbor , which I want plant vegetables and onions to help me pay school fees for my form two child" (Country: Kenya)
Alice's family
access_time 1 day ago
Alice received a $468 second payment.
"Change lives;for instance in my case my daughter could not have joined university but because of the transfer I received from give directly her life is going to transform. Gives hope;Initially my daughter lost hope because she was not going to continue with her education due to lack of school fees but the moment I received my transfers and paid for her school fees she is now hoping for a good life after her education. Give directly helps people properties from being auctioned by auctioneers due to delay in repaying their loans for example in my village majority of the women were so much disturbed because of the (kenya women loan) they took and they were unable to repay, so the company was to come and auction their properties for for example land, but the moment they received the transfer from give directly they settled their loans and they are now leaving a peaceful life. Give directly are doing are very good job so according to me I don't see the area they need to improve ." (Country: Kenya)
Pola's family
access_time 2 days ago
Pola received a $484 initial payment.
"While in bed as early as 8pm, I received a message in my phone. I said to myself, “I will contact my helper in the morning.” Very early, I contacted him and after checking, he told me that it was the 1st transfer from GiveDirectly. I ululated in happiness for receiving this huge sum of money at once for the first time." (Country: Kenya)
Alii's family
access_time 2 days ago
Alii received a $484 initial payment.
"While I was on bed at around 11pm, I received a message in my phone. It was strange to receive a message at such a time and since I do not know how to read, I went to my helper to interpret the message that came at odd hours. The interpretation took away the sleepy. It was the first transfer of KES 55000.00 from GiveDirectly. I was so excited by the good news something that made me to stay awake for a while. In fact I don’t know how I slept that day." (Country: Kenya)