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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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William's family
access_time 3 hours ago
William received a $491 second payment.
"After buying livestock, foodstuff, and even clothing for my , I am really pleased that I cleared the school fees for my two kids. This has given me peace of mind and finally eased the planning of other projects. I had been thanking God especially over this season where most of the school children have been sent home to collect their school fees while mine had been in school the whole term with no interruption at all. This is the biggest difference in my daily life so far since many times, they had been home over such seasons but GiveDirectly has really changed things around and I am grateful." (Occupation: Small business)
Daisy's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Daisy enrolled.
"I have always wanted to own my own small business that will continually give me income to meet my family's needs. I plan to invest the whole amount in starting up an Mpesa enterprise.The returns or profit from this business will help me meet my basic needs.Receiving this money means financial freedom for me."
Vicky's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Vicky enrolled.
"Receiving this money means my long time dream of have a better house will be fulfilled. I have a grass thatched house and it tends to get smoky when cooking. It's even difficult to cook when you have visitors. I plan to construct a iron roofed house. This means i will be able to collect rainwater. To get clean water you have to buy from the water kiosk within our village but it's not sustainable. I expect to cost around 200 dollars. My husband love chickens and he has always wanted to start eggs business. So when we get this money we also plan to purchase layers. This will help us generate more income and also household use. I plan to use 200 dollars of my transfer to buy them. The rest of the money we use for our personal needs."
Nickson's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Nickson enrolled.
"I have always wished to empower my spouse, by initiating a project that she can engage in to support me in providing for our household needs, but lack of finances has made this dream impossible. I will therefore use $500 of my transfer as capital to initiate a Poultry keeping project, where I will spend $100 in building a modern poultry house and $400 in buying 200 chicks for a start. I will then use $300 to buy a dairy cow whose daily earnings from selling at least 5 liters of milk for $1.5 will ensure no more worries about where to get food for our household's daily consumption." (Occupation: Small business)
Joyce's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Joyce enrolled.
"Receiving this money means that I will finally increase my dairy cow that I keep. The cow that I keep gives me about $60 a month. I use the money to pay school fees for my children but is not sufficient. Increasing another cow will bring my earning from the sale of milk to about $ 120. This way, I will be able to pay school fes and buy foodstuffs, leaving my income from my animal trading business for home improvement such as building an iron roofed sheet getting rid of this small grass thatched hut."
Zeddy's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Zeddy received a $508 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I have never received the transfer. I am now much happier, having settled my children's school fees. Previously, my kids used to miss a lot with regards to education because of being sent home to collect the fee that I did not have since I had sold all the cattle I had previously. Through the transfers, I was able to settle the school arrears I had. I also invested in a business that I am confident that its profit will cater for the school fee for the rest of the three children who are still in school. I am optimistic that in some years to come, the cows I bought will reproduce and I will be owning several as did before."
Chelangat's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Chelangat enrolled.
"We have been struggling in vain to improve our house to a semi-permanent one due to lack of funds. Currently, we are living in an indecent house that is relatively expensive to maintain. Precisely, our dust is a common nuisance in our mud-walled house. Also, maintenance of the house is costly because I have to smear regularly. So, receiving this money means we shall afford to improve our house into a semi-permanent one. As such, we shall avoid the tiresome maintenance tasks while staying in a cleaner and more decent house. Besides, we shall spend any remaining amount on starting up a business that will get us some income."
Sharon's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Sharon enrolled.
"Recieving this money means I will do dairy farming and increase my business of buying and selling eggs. I always do my business of buying and selling eggs but what I get, can only sustain me and one of my relatives whom I take care of him. I will use 600 dollars to buy 3 dairy cows, this will assist me to produce my own milk and sell the rest and get income from there, will also spend 300 dollars to expand my poultry business." (Occupation: Small business)
Faith's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Faith enrolled.
"We started building our home where my husband recently bought since we used to stay at his matrimonial home, it's a new home and we haven't finished and it's my disire that we finish it earlier so that we can start investing in dairy farming which we have always admired to do. My husband is a casual laborer who depends in selling goats in the market we end using all what he gets for food and pay school fees for my children. I plan to spend 500 dollars to complete my house and spend the rest to start a dairy farming." (Occupation: Small business)
Langat's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Langat received a $491 second payment.
"My life is different than how it would have been had I not received the transfer. This is because I am now a proud owner of a dairy cow. I am now glad since I can proudly say that I have an asset of my own. In addition, I will be earning some income through the sale of milk when it calves and I will be able to use this money in paying school fees for my children." (Occupation: Small business)