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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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Sharon's family
access_time 1 month ago
Sharon received a $490 second payment.
"My life is different now because I was able to cement my house floor. This will go in hand to reducing exposure of my family to respiratory tract diseases such as coughing caused by the dusty mud smeared floor. I was also able to buy a dairy cow hoping very soon I will no longer have to buy milk as I have always done and this will enable me save up more. I will also be selling the surplus milk so as to make additional income that will see us meet other family expenses."
Dama's family
access_time 1 month ago
Dama received a $507 second payment.
"Before receiving the transfer from GiveDirectly, my house was in a very bad state. For many years, I have not been able to renovate it despite it being in a dilapidated condition. I lacked the money to do the renovation. After receiving the financial help, I bought enough iron sheets and building poles and renovated it. I am now living in a better house. I am also happy that as a farmer, I bought a cow which is an asset. It will reproduce and sell the offsprings to help me when faced with a financial challenge like paying fees for my children."
Joyce's family
access_time 1 month ago
Joyce enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I will be able to renovate my house that is being damaged by termites. Some of it I will use to buy cows so I can also start milking."
Tabu's family
access_time 1 month ago
Tabu received a $507 second payment.
"My life has greatly changed because of GiveDirectly. I would still be living in a temporary house were it not for their financial help. I have now upgraded to a semipermanent house. I am no longer worried in case of heavy rains. I also own a cow which I am expecting it to reproduce and benefit from the sale of milk."
Joyce's family
access_time 1 month ago
Joyce received a $490 second payment.
"My life is different from how it was before because I have been able to but livestock such as dairy cows and goats through the transfers. Previously I did not have any in my compound and this was because of the poverty life that stricken my homestead. I am now hopeful and happier becasue I will now having some living assets to lean on just in case of any financial crisis. Courtesy of GiveDirectly."
Alice's family
access_time 1 month ago
Alice received a $507 second payment.
"I have bought a goat and a cow, buying a cow was a decision that I made since I will earn from them in the future when they multiply. I have also built a house for myself since the house I have before was not in a good condition and it could not last for many years. I therefore decided to build a house that can take me the rest of my life without falling down."
Faith's family
access_time 1 month ago
Faith received a $490 second payment.
"I never thought of owning a piece of land as a lady without any reliable source of income. Also, I am happier and more hopeful of a brighter future following the purchase of another cow that will provide us with for consumption and sale. Indeed, the transfer has lots of impacts on my life."
Joyce's family
access_time 1 month ago
Joyce received a $490 second payment.
"My life is much better off since I received the second transfer. This is because my aim of raising quality dairy cows in a conducive environment has attained significant development milestones. If not for the transfer, I could not have managed to purchase the additional cow nor build the milking parlor. Thanks, GD."
Salama's family
access_time 1 month ago
Salama received a $490 second payment.
"I used this portion of money in building a house for myself. I decided to build a house because the one I was in was not in a good condition. The house I was in previously was made from grass and at times you find snakes in it. I could have been attacked by snakes that means my family's life could have been at risk. I also bought a cow and a goat, I will sell them in future if they multiply and pay my bills with the cash."
Kahindi's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kahindi received a $507 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am now a proud owner of a dairy cow. For all those years, I have been yearning to own it but I could not afford it since they were very costly. I opted in purchasing it because it has numerous benefits. One in a few months to come, I will be getting milk for my family consumption and the reaming liters, I will sell them to my neighbors and friends hence generating an income. Through that, I am positive that meeting my family's needs to be much easier as compared to before."
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