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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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Rael's family
access_time 3 days ago
Rael enrolled.
"Due to the drought, it's really difficult puting food on the table. Last year I planted some millet and due to no rains I harvested nothing. This has led to the food instability we're experiencing now. To get food I was forced to sell all my chicken and some some goats. We had no other choice due to hunger. This has been the biggest challenge facing us. It's sad not being able to eat and worrying everyday about food. To also survive I've been depending on my children."
Florence's family
access_time 3 days ago
Florence enrolled.
"It's brings joy to me having chicken and goats. They do well here. This means we can sell eggs or even consume. This makes me happy since this give us some income."
Jane's family
access_time 13 days ago
Jane enrolled.
"For the first transfers, I plan to purchase food first. I plan to purchase 2 bags of maize at $100 and also purchase farming products with the remaining amount and some chicken. For the second transfer, I plan to buy 3 barbed wires at $50 each and for the remaining amount we plan to purchase 5 goats at $40 each. Since we have school-going children we also plan to pay for their tuition fees. The transfer makes me feel that a huge burden has been lifted from my shoulder since it will change my family's life for the better. I'm grateful that Give Directly chooses to come to my village."
Kahindi's family
access_time 14 days ago
Kahindi received a $27 fourteenth payment.
"When I first received the cash transfers, I spent most of it on building a concrete pillar around the walls of my house to reinforce it. However, due to pressing financial obligations like food, I was not able to channel every amount toward the renovation of the structure, which left one side of the wall unattended. My prayer is to conclude this project withing the next year so that I can start looking at other things like securing goats and more chickens for rearing. "
Dama's family
access_time 14 days ago
Dama enrolled.
"My husband works at Mombasa as a casual laborer. On December 2022, he brought shopping and slaughtered two chickens for the family to celebrate Christmas day. The family had last taken chicken meat two years back. It was a happy day for me and my family."
Jumaa's family
access_time 18 days ago
Jumaa received a $27 fourteenth payment.
"currently rely on construction jobs whose income is not enough to support the needs of my family. But luckily, I was lucky to be part of the GiveDirectly program that had so far been of great help. With the transfers that I recently received of KES. 3470, I managed to to pay school fees worth KES. 1400 to my 3 children who had been on and off from school. It was also of great help in terms of buying food where I spent KES. 1070 and the remaining amount KES. 1000 helped me in buying livestock (chicken) to start me off with my farming project."
Karembo's family
access_time 21 days ago
Karembo enrolled.
"The family has been having food issues for quite long due to lack of reliable source of income. We take one meal per day. However, on 1st 2023, I slaughter three chickens for the family to celebrate after seeing a new year. The gift of life was a worthy celebration despite the food challenges we have had for the year."
Brian's family
access_time 22 days ago
Brian received a $27 fourteenth payment.
"Since am still in form two, my focus is on completing high school with great grades that will secure me a spot at the university or college. I would be happy if I graduated from high school and throughout university without having to miss classes from unpaid school fees. Although this is a nearly impossible wish given the tough economy and low financial status of my family, I hope to be able to finance my education through Give Directly’s cash transfers and my chicken-rearing project.  "
Kanze's family
access_time 23 days ago
Kanze received a $27 fourteenth payment.
"The persistent drought in my region has made farming activities impossible to prosper, which has forced us to sustain our families by buying food rather than growing it. As a result, it is challenging to save the cash transfers to accomplish other goals like owning livestock. Although financial constraints are difficult to escape from, considering our growing family of nine, I hope to be able to save part of each future cash transfer to buy a goat or chickens. Am certain that keeping livestock will help me raise money for my children’s school fees. My goal is to support all seven of them throughout all education levels and to college. "
Furaha's family
access_time 24 days ago
Furaha received a $27 fourteenth payment.
"I believe all my hard work will pay off someday and it will not be in vain that I wake up early and I sleep late. My job does not bring in a lot of profit so I want to invest in something else so that at the end of time I will have a variety of sources that bring me profit. I want to start by buying a lot of chicken and when they hatch I can easily sell them and buy goats. When I buy goats they can easily multiply. When they do so, I get enough to sell and buy dairy cows and bulls. I really want to get a bull and a cow so that I can use the bull till my land and the dairy cow I milk them and drink the milk and the remaining milk I easily sell them.The selling of milk will bring in some profit and the bull will help me save my energy and at times I can rent it to someone and get paid at the end of day.This will help me easily multiply my wealth without incurring a lot of cost."