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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.
Dama's family
access_time 3 days ago
Dama received a $27 twenty-first payment.
"I am committed to transforming my farming practices by acquiring cows for plowing. To achieve this goal, I plan to continue investing my transfers in buying goats, which I believe will multiply and increase in value, allowing me to trade them for cows in the future. Additionally, I will use the proceeds to purchase an ox plow, eliminating the need for manual labor. I am confident that my plan will succeed, as I am determined to invest my transfers wisely and work towards a more efficient and productive farming system."
Katana's family
access_time 5 days ago
Katana received a $27 twenty-first payment.
"Through the ongoing cash transfers, my dream is to have livestock like goats and cows, as they will increase in number within a short period and I can easily convert them to cash when the need arises. These animals will serve as a reliable source of income, providing financial security and flexibility. In the future, when my children are in high school, I plan to sell some of the livestock to ensure that all their educational expenses are met without delay. This way, I can focus on their studies and well-being without constantly worrying about money. Additionally, the livestock will help sustain our family's needs by providing milk and other resources. I am confident that with this plan, I will be able to build a stable and prosperous future for my family, ensuring that we are always prepared for any financial challenges."
Nyevu's family
access_time 7 days ago
Nyevu received a $27 twenty-first payment.
"I am currently selling fish at home, with my main goal being to invest in goats. Presently, I have five goats, but since goat prices are currently high, I have opted to invest in chicken while waiting for prices to decrease. I am keen on investing in goats because they multiply easily and can be exchanged for cows, which will assist me in preparing my land and, I can easily rent out the cows, providing me with an additional source of income."
Mwande's family
access_time 7 days ago
Mwande received a $27 twenty-ninth payment.
"I am a mother of three, with two of my children currently attending school. Since I started my restaurant, I have made it a priority to pay their school fees in advance to avoid any disruptions. Presently, I have seven chickens, and I believe that they will breed and increase in number. Additionally, I own six goats, and my goal is to add one more before the year ends. I see great potential in investing in goats as they can multiply quickly. My ultimate plan is to acquire a dairy cow, utilizing the milk for cooking in my restaurant and also for sale. This expansion into dairy farming will make it easy for me, because I won't struggle buying milk but will also have some to sell and make profits."
Penina's family
access_time 7 days ago
Penina received a $27 twenty-first payment.
"I am a mother of seven children, with five currently in primary school. I spent $18 to pay for their fees, and one of my children was selected for county education, which requires parental contribution. I paid $15 for his remedial fees so that he won't be sent from school and his education being interrupted with. I currently own fourteen goats, three of which I purchased using GiveDirectly's transfers, for which I spent $20. Investing in goats is wise, as they can easily be exchanged for cows. To ensure my family doesn't go hungry for weeks, I spent $24 on purchasing food. Currently, I have one house that needs renovation, and I have been gradually improving it while saving to build a new home. I spent $15 on buying a building stick and $9 on paying the person who helped me renovate the house that I currently have. Thanks to GiveDirectly for coming through for us!"
Naram's family
access_time 10 days ago
Naram enrolled.
"I will spend half of the transfers KES 55,000 on buying myself Livestock (Sheep and a cow). This will come in to help me get a source of food and income from future sale of animals and products (Milk). KES 40,000 will be used for buying iron sheets to construct a better house for myself. I will use the remaining KES 15,000 on food, clothing and household items."
Lavenda's family
access_time 11 days ago
Lavenda received a $27 twenty-first payment.
"I currently have five goats and two chickens, which brings me joy. My plan is for them to multiply, and then exchange the chickens for more goats and eventually trade the goats for cows. This will allow me to sell the milk and generate income for my family. Additionally, I aim to add another room to our house to provide a better living space for my family."
Esther's family
access_time 11 days ago
Esther received a $27 twenty-first payment.
"I currently have four goats, and I hope they multiply so that I can trade them for cows. I want specifically a dairy cow because they multiply easily and I can sell their milk. By December, my goal is to have saved $500 to open my own salon in the city. I studied hairdressing and have a passion for it, so I am excited to start my own business to make more profits and give my family a good life they deserve."
Chengo's family
access_time 11 days ago
Chengo received a $27 twenty-ninth payment.
"My biggest goal is to invest more in chickens and goats. I plan to buy two of each every month, and currently, I already have twelve chickens and five goats. I believe that investing in goats and chickens is easy and manageable. As goats mature relatively quickly, I can exchange them for dairy cows, enabling me to sell milk easily. There are times when I may lack money, especially when working as a motorcycle driver. However, with the dairy cow, I am confident that I can sell milk without stress. This will create for me an opportunity to have different sources of income and I can easily better my family's living standards."
Zawadi's family
access_time 11 days ago
Zawadi received a $27 twenty-ninth payment.
"My goal is to diligently work and clear my debt. I took a loan of $300 from my merry-go-round to purchase a cow, which has proven invaluable in preparing my land for farming. I promised to repay $30 each month so that I can easily settle the debt without any difficulties. To date, I have repaid $90, and within seven more months, I will fulfill my commitment in full settlement of my debt. I am also working hard by burning and selling charcoal and also by selling fish. The only thing I am really working hard for right now is to clear the debt and start saving with a clear mind."