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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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Rebecca's family
access_time 18 hours ago
Rebecca received a $484 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the acquisition of a dairy cow.This means I will have enough milk and later on can sell the surplus so that I can cater for household bills."
Kazungu's family
access_time 22 hours ago
Kazungu enrolled.
"The last six months was mostly draught season and I lost all my cattle; a bull and three cows. I can't pin point a happy moment with all that. But I now have hopes again of restoring my herd should I qualify to benefit from this GiveDirectly project. I feel happy that I'm going to get a source of income for some time. This will help me accomplish a number of things."
Nelly's family
access_time 22 hours ago
Nelly received a $484 initial payment.
"I majorly depend on any available casual works ranging from working on people's farms to helping them with their house chores. I would be given a liter or two of milk at the end of the day instead of being given money. I am glad that this is no longer the case since I was able to purchase a dairy cow using my recent transfer. Since we get milk from it, I have resorted to working for people, get paid, and use the money to meet some of our needs. This has changed my daily life since apart from working for other people, I am always home on time so that I can feed my cow."
Kazungu's family
access_time 23 hours ago
Kazungu enrolled.
"Last year, we experienced long droughts that caused the death of many livestock in our area. This has directly affected my business because I am forced to walk long distances to get utmost 2 cows. The prices have gone down because the cows are weak and I usually make losses."
Charo's family
access_time 24 hours ago
Charo enrolled.
"My last streak of joy was wiped off when eight of my cows died. The drought that hit us in 2021 took our crops and livestock. Right now, I do not know what else I can sell to sustain my family. There is no joy at all."
Julius's family
access_time 1 day ago
Julius received a $484 initial payment.
"I had just gotten into the bed alongside other family members that night when I heard a message notification coming in. On checking it, I realized that it was the confirmation of the first transfer I had been anticipating. I was so excited and at the back of my mind was all the plans we had been planning to accomplish. I informed my wife who also confirmed the plan to obtain a dairy cow as a priority once the money is collected."
Mudhengi's family
access_time 2 days ago
Mudhengi enrolled.
"The prolonged drought brought me down financially. I used to have 18 cows and as we speak I have remained with 7 the rest starve to death. These cows used to produce milk that I sold to my neighbours and also did barter trade-they brought maize and I gave them milk."
Jacob's family
access_time 2 days ago
Jacob enrolled.
"I am planning to save 1,500 KES every month for 18 months so that I can buy a resistant dairy cow. Receiving this money means I'll buy this resistant dairy cow. The milk will be produced I will use some for family consumption and sell the rest which will help me in the smooth running of the daily family expenses."
Kadzo's family
access_time 2 days ago
Kadzo enrolled.
"My primary school daughter is doing her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education this year. It was my wish to see her through secondary school Education. I will therefore set aside 30000KES for joining form one. I will also consider rearing livestock as an investment of which 20000 KES will start me off with a cow and two goats. These will one day be a source of school fees in case there will be nowhere to depend on."
Kahindi's family
access_time 2 days ago
Kahindi enrolled.
"I have no job and getting appropriate trees to burn charcoal is also difficult, the prolonged drought made my seven cows starve to death and I could not harvest anything as well. Putting food on the table is the biggest challenge for now."