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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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Rose's family
access_time 1 month ago
Rose received a $28 second payment.
"I have been able to expand my business which I sell tomatoes. I used to buy 1 bucket of tomatoes and now I buy 1 crate from which I make more sales and as a result, more profit. With the proceeds, I am able to fend for my family."
Chadi's family
access_time 1 month ago
Chadi received a $514 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the fact that I now own goats. I am positive that very soon they will multiply because currently, some have started reproducing. My plan is when the offspring multiply and mature, I will be selling them to the nearby markets and save the money with the aim of starting another project like starting a hotel business. Through that, the income will be helpful to cater to my family's basic needs."
Sidi's family
access_time 1 month ago
Sidi received a $514 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the fact that I managed to purchase a water tank. This is what I have been aspiring to own but I could not afford it since it was very costly. I settled in purchasing it since it will be of great help to m and my family. The dams are very far from the village and I did not have enough jerricans to store the water. I feel there's a relief now, besides that, I will be harvesting the rainwater. My plan is to start a business of selling the water to my neighbors and generate an income."
Anne's family
access_time 1 month ago
Anne received a $28 initial payment.
"My life is now different since am very hopeful about life.I can at least feed my family twice a day with what I earn from the small food business I started with this transfers. It was very hard for me before, especially since I had to take the ARVs which needed one to eat very well."
John's family
access_time 1 month ago
John received a $465 initial payment.
"My health has improved alot. I started a foodstuff retail business which earns daily income as compared to the past when I had less capital. My business turnovers have increased."
Angeline's family
access_time 1 month ago
Angeline received a $28 initial payment.
"My life is different since the money I have received from Give directly has enabled me start a business which is my source of income as at now. I can now earn between $100 to $150 per day depending on the sales. Given this, my daily earning will be enough to enable me provide for my family and even maintain my stock."
Jackline's family
access_time 1 month ago
Jackline received a $28 initial payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I had not received the transfer because with the grocery business, I can get a small income to support my husband in the daily family provision."
Lucy's family
access_time 1 month ago
Lucy received a $28 initial payment.
"My life is different now, getting such money which is not a debt meant a lot,I was able to reduce my house rent debt, boast my porridge business and used some for food. This gesture really made me shade some happy tears, since out of nowhere someone rescued me and my family."
Grace's family
access_time 2 months ago
Grace received a $28 initial payment.
"I would be struggling a lot to get some income. This transfer has helped me change my source of income(from casual jobs to business) which is working out quite well for me."
Elizabeth's family
access_time 2 months ago
Elizabeth received a $28 initial payment.
"I had resolved to sleeping hungry and my children were slowly getting used to this but since i received my first transfer, life took a twist. I used part of my money to start a small business of vegetable and fruits street vending which now helps me in feeding my family. May God bless Give Directly."
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