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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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Pantaleo's family
access_time 3 hours ago
Pantaleo received a $471 initial payment.
"Paying my son's tuition is the best investment I have made with the transfer. The poultry project is also up and running, this chicken will be a source of income and chicken is nutritious food for my family. Previously, getting money was a hustle."
Ziporah's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Ziporah received a $471 initial payment.
"I spent my first transfer Ugx 500000 to buy six bags of cement, one trip of sand, paying and feeding labor that helped me to plaster my house. I then bought livestock such as six chicken, and three goats at Ugx 360000. I also bought two mattresses, two blankets, clothing, all this totaling to Ugx 340000. I am using the balance of the money to cater for some day to day expenses such as medical issues, feeding among others."
Joseph's family
access_time 21 hours ago
Joseph received a $525 second payment.
"I built a chicken coop using part of my second transfer as a way of starting a poultry keeping project. I will be selling eggs at our neighboring market and we will also be using some of it at times as a substitute for vegetables. Also, I bought some timber and iron sheets to use in building a kitchen for my family. I used the remaining amount to pay for my medical bill and to buy food and clothes for my family."
Scholar's family
access_time 4 days ago
Scholar received a $23 twenty-third payment.
"Yes, my new goal is to generally improve my farming. I want to buy more chicken for rearing and also use my farm more by planting crops such as beans."
Jumwa's family
access_time 4 days ago
Jumwa received a $543 initial payment.
"The transfer has enabled me to clear school fees for my children. I am glad that they are comfortable taking their studies like the rest of the children. Seeing them learning without any difficulties gives me peace and even an opportunity to prepare for the next payment. I am now in the process of starting a poultry project as an investment in my homestead. I am pretty sure that through this project, I will be able to supply chicken and earn more income. At least I will be self-employed and having a good source of income."
Sharon's family
access_time 4 days ago
Sharon received a $525 second payment.
"I had been lucky to have to build a new decent house for my family, a dream that I had for long. When I received my second transfer, I used KES28000 to complete the few incomplete areas I had left. I used it on the ceiling, tables and chairs. I feel so good to have a decent house fully furnished courtesy of GiveDirecly. In addition, I took KES10000 to spent our clothing. We are happy as a family to have smart new clothes to add to the few old we had. I spent some amount on farming to fence my farm, build a chicken coop and to buy some chickens. I am happy to have invested this amount on farming expecting better returns from."
Recho's family
access_time 4 days ago
Recho received a $525 second payment.
"KES53150 to build a new house, i had one house, old KES53150, to build a house. KES4000 chickens, KES5000 on my household food, KES3700 on farming, I spent my entire second transfer to build anew house. I bought building materials that include; pieces of iron sheets, building poles and timber to enable me to construct a new house and to cater for the labor involved in building a new house. It had always been my desire day and night to one day own a decent home but hopes were shattered since I did not have adequate resources to build the house. My greatest happiness is that I now have a new home for my family."
Jacob's family
access_time 4 days ago
Jacob received a $23 twenty-second payment.
"I have been planning to start a poultry farming project which will be my side hustle and an alternative source of income to the casual jobs that I depend on. I have so far managed to purchase the required materials for the construction of a chicken pen but still needs to raise the money to pay the construction workers that will construct the pen. I have started by saving this month's transfers and will do so for the next few months until I have enough."
Elizabeth's family
access_time 6 days ago
Elizabeth received a $252 second payment.
"In the next four months, I have an additional goal to expand the already set up poultry farming. With this, I will be kick-starting it with the construction of a new chicken coop then later usher in some new birds since I am intending to increae the numbers and may be change the breed. I have been saving towards the project and soon I will be able to invest in it."
Agnes's family
access_time 6 days ago
Agnes received a $471 initial payment.
"I spent my first transfer to buy some material such as one metallic door, two windows, two bags of cement, and paying up labor that helped me to fit them. I then bought some live stock such as a cow, and chicken at Ugx 870000."