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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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Kadzo's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kadzo received a $514 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the fact that I now own two dairy cows. For all these years, I have been buying milk from my neighbors which were so costly. Most of the days my children could take tea without milk which was unhealthy. All has changed because am now getting plenty of milk from the two dairy cows which are for my family use, also I have been able to save the money used in buying milk. In addition to that, the remaining few liters I am selling them to my neighbors and generate an income that empowers me to cate to my daily needs."
Joyce's family
access_time 1 month ago
Joyce received a $513 initial payment.
"My family life has totally changed to be better since I received transfers from Give Directly. Being an evictee, I had already lost hope in life and never imagine life will bounce back to normal. With the transfers from Give Directly, I was able to purchase a dairy cow with which, it has really reduced our budget of milk purchase for my family consumption. My stress levels has also reduced because I know after receiving the second transfers, I will be able to complete the construction of my new house something which I didn't expect it will come to pass. I am glad to be a beneficiary of Give Directly cash program"
Amina's family
access_time 1 month ago
Amina received a $514 initial payment.
"Owning my own dairy cows makes the biggest difference in my daily life. I have been having the desire to get my own for so many years but I did not have the resources since what I could earn was only for the daily needs of my family. Currently, one of the cows already calved, which makes me mere hopeful. Through the sale of the milk from the cow, I am hoping that in the next few years my life will never be the same again. I am extremely grateful to be among the beneficiaries of GiveDirectly."
Dama's family
access_time 1 month ago
Dama received a $514 initial payment.
"Owning the goats that I acquired through the first transfer makes the biggest difference in my daily life. I am positive that very soon they will multiply at a high rate and healthy. Currently, two have already started reproducing. I am planning to sell some in our local markets and buy a dairy cow so that I can get milk. I will also sell the milk hence increasing my source of income. My family will also have enough milk for consumption. The diversified source of income will help me to easily meet my family's needs with ease."
Kadzo's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kadzo received a $514 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the fact that I now have some livestock such as a dairy cow and goats in my homestead. Owning them is usually everyone's pride. Current my life has improved ever since I purchase these animals. First I am now getting for free which is majorly for my family's consumption and selling the extra litres to the nearby markets. With the goats, when they multiply, I will be selling the offsprings if need be and cater some of my family needs at that particular time."
Kabunda's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kabunda received a $514 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the fact that I now have two dairy cows that I am currently keeping in my homestead. I opted to purchase them because keeping livestock is profitable. I have always been having the desire to keep them but due to the scarce resources, I could not afford it. I have always been wished to own dairy cows for so many years but I could not afford it due to scarce resources. Through them, I will be getting milk that will be for my family consumption and this will boost their health. Also, I will be selling them remaining litres to my neighbours and get an income. I am so thankful to God for bringing GD in my life and for blessing me with such assets because they have completely changed my life."
Mwenda's family
access_time 1 month ago
Mwenda received a $514 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life that I can proudly mention is the fact that I now have a dairy cow. Had it not been this money, I wouldn't have purchased any at my own cost simply because they were very expensive. This is an asset to me that I can readily lean on in case of a financial problem. I am expecting it to reproduce and have many of them. In a few months to come, I will be selling milk that the cow will be producing and earn an income to support my family's needs."
Zawadi's family
access_time 1 month ago
Zawadi received a $514 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the fact that I am now a proud owner of a dairy cow. I have been aspiring to own it for a couple of years but I could not afford it. I am optimistic that in a few months to come, the dairy cows will be producing plenty of milk which will be specifically for commercial purposes and the remaining few liters will be for my family's consumption. I will save the money that I will be earning from the sale of milk will use it in facing any financial difficulties that I may have."
Kokas's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kokas received a $465 initial payment.
"I spent my transfer on buying a cow and three calves worth UGX 1250,000, paid medical bills worth UGX 300,000 and bought food worth UGX 150,000."
Joyce's family
access_time 1 month ago
Joyce received a $446 initial payment.
"I spent UGX400000 to clear an old debt. I bought a cow worth UGX550000 and a mattress worth UGX100000 and a bed worth UGX100000.The rest of of the cash transfer was spent on medical bills and food."
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