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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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Mercy's family
access_time 23 minutes ago
Mercy received a $525 second payment.
"I live more comfortable life than before. I wouldnt have gotten money to renovate the house which is currently my source of joy. I also attribute hairdressing business to the support that I got from the organization. I'm very sure that this could have taken more ages before it materialize. I recall that I did not have money to begin it yet I had completed college pursuing the same. Thanks to the organization for the support."
Furaha's family
access_time 2 hours ago
Furaha received a $526 second payment.
"In my opinion, GiveDirectly did well through identifying the poor and vulnerable members in my community to benefits from the cash program. This is because, most of the community members have acquire the things they lacked such as shelters, livestock and ventured into businesses. GiveDircetly did nothing wrong at its work."
Dama's family
access_time 2 hours ago
Dama received a $526 second payment.
"I added my savings from the merry go round on to the second transfer and bought a brand new motorcycle.which has now become a source of income to us.I am happy that this motorcycle is giving us enough money to cater to our family's needs effectively.I have employed my nephew to provide the taxi services from Bamba center to Mombasa since he has proven to be more trustworthy to this business."
Susan's family
access_time 3 hours ago
Susan received a $252 second payment.
"We have an additional goal to clear the pending hospital bill for my daughter in law who was operated on. We have been thinking of ways to settle this hospital bill but it has not been easy bearing in mind that we have no consistent source of income. We have thought of starting up a small business which will then enable us raise some money towards it. "
Kipkemoi's family
access_time 3 hours ago
Kipkemoi received a $526 second payment.
"I had been a business man for long but I had never received such an amount of money before. I am happy for the support that GiveDirectly has given me. My wife and I are growing and less energetic for active daily chores. The biggest difference in my daily is the efforts that GiveDirectly has given me to buy a water tank at my age. I currently enjoy clean water my doorstep and we are relaxed no hardwork for aging wife to go fetch water. I feel so proud and GiveDirectly for the financial support."
Wesley's family
access_time 3 hours ago
Wesley received a $526 second payment.
"As an household head with all the family needs rely on, meeting them all is a challenge. I ventured into timber business as a source of income to help me support my family. I love it and I had always looked on possible ways of improving it to earn better. This a dream that I never realised due to overwhelming daily household needs. When I received my transfer, I took some amount to buy a power saw. This has brought the biggest difference in my daily life now that I enjoy all profits alone. I feel so happy I earn more than I did thus meeting my family needs is easier. Thank you GiveDirectly." (Occupation: Small business)
Alfred's family
access_time 3 hours ago
Alfred received a $252 second payment.
"When I first received my transfer, my daughter in law was admitted in the hospital and we had no other source of money. We felt grateful that the money came right in time. All along, I have been paying the bill in small quantities and I had been hoping to clear it soon. In the next four months, I have a new goal to start a small milk selling business which will enable me raise some money towards clearing the debt. So far I have tried all other means including leasing out a small piece of land but still it's not been enough. The small business I am starting seems to be the better option as at now since all the profits will be directed towards settling it."
Joseph's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Joseph received a $23 twentieth payment.
"In the next six months, I plan to start a small business to boost my income. Through this opportunity provide by GD, I would not want to go back to the struggles I used to go through of living on debts and begging. I want to better my life by saving part of my monthly transfers to start an income-generating activity like a business. I will want to use the transfers to stabilise the business and by the time the transfers come to an end, I know the business will be stable enough to sustain my needs for the future."
Raphael's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Raphael received a $252 second payment.
"My new goal, for now, is to start a cloth busienss which will boost my income. Currently, I rely on an income from teaching job which is not giving much and at a times, we never get paid. This is why I prefer starting a business to help me get a reliable source of income."
Fredrick's family
access_time 21 hours ago
Fredrick received a $525 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that l managed to start the business of hiring plastic chairs in our village and this has earned me more money as compared the casual jobs that I used do in that I am able to support my parents in providing me withthe basic needs. They are very happy and feel relived by getting my support. The business has also supported people in the village since they no longer walk a long distance in search of plastic chairs for hire incase of any function."