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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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Sidi's family
access_time 1 day ago
Sidi received a $519 initial payment.
"Before GiveDirectly came into my life I did not any livestock in my compound. This is because of the poverty life that had stricken my homestead. Currently, I am a proud owner of a dairy cow which has started transforming my life in many ways. First got milk which is for commercial purposes and this enable me to cater to the daily expenditure. Also. the remaining liters ar for my children's consumption. This acts like a surplus to their daily meals making them wealthier. Owning the dairy cow makes the biggest difference in my daily life."
Kadii's family
access_time 5 days ago
Kadii received a $515 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the fact that I am now hopeful and happier because I now own some goats in my homestead. I opted in buying them because they reproduce twice a year and this assures me that they will multiply in a short period of time. My wish is when they increase in number, I will exchange them for a dairy cow. These will help me to meet my future financial needs without straining."
Samwel's family
access_time 5 days ago
Samwel received a $515 initial payment.
"My life is different now, I have my cow and I sleep well on a bed and a comfortable mattress. I feel stronger every morning after a deep sleep. I also look good in my newly acquired clothes. Previously, I did not have hope of life, as I couldn't afford to go to work to earn some income."
Maureen's family
access_time 5 days ago
Maureen received a $515 initial payment.
"A lot has greatly changed in my life since I received my first transfers. As a farmer, I invested part of the money on dairy farming and planting some crops. In the farming sector, I am currently a proud farmer, having both livestock and subsistence farming doing very well. I am very certain that in the near future that I will not be buying food as I got empowered and planted some food crops. Also I cut my daily expenditure as we now have milk from our own dairy cow, we use to buy milk for use which was so costly."
Lemuel's family
access_time 8 days ago
Lemuel received a $515 initial payment.
"Having a dairy cows which I am currently rearing in my compound brings the biggest difference in my daily life. I have really been willing to have one in my homestead but was too expensive for me. This enabled me to have milk for use at home and some for sale and get an income. I am extremely thankful to GiveDirectly because I would not have purchased any at my own cost if t were not for the support."
Sharon's family
access_time 9 days ago
Sharon received a $514 initial payment.
"I was eagerly awaiting for the money we had been promised and the moment I received transfers from Give Directly I felt so happy. I knew indeed the dream of having a dairy cow shall come true. I was over joyed as I had never gotten such an amount before."
Christen's family
access_time 9 days ago
Christen received a $514 initial payment.
"I am so happy currently that after the coming long rains in our area we will always have clean water for domestic use as I got a water tank which can sustain us for a long period of time. Also the cow which I bought is giving us some milk and I no longer spent a lot of money on buying milk for use at home."
Alex's family
access_time 10 days ago
Alex received a $457 initial payment.
"My life is much better because I started a bar shop business which gives me profits daily. I can now afford to support my family with basic needs like food and treatment In addition, I have bought an ox which I intend use for ploughing my farm land that is after I have bought another using the second transfer. Previously, I had no oxen for ploughing though I had cows."
Janifer's family
access_time 10 days ago
Janifer received a $457 initial payment.
"I spent my first transfer to buy some household items such as a bed, mattress, chairs and a few utensils. I then bought a cow at Ugx 970000. I am saving up the balance of my transfer to cater for any a raising issues."
Dama's family
access_time 10 days ago
Dama received a $514 initial payment.
"The financial support has enabled me to acquire a dairy cow which I am currently rearing in my homestead. This is what I have been yarning to own for all those years but I could not afford it because they are very expensive. I am positive that very soon I will stop the regular buying of milk for my family usage thus saving the money. In addition, I will be selling the remaining few liters to my neighbors to generate an income. Thus business will enable me to be paying school fees for my children in time and meeting their needs without straining."