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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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Furaha's family
access_time 2 hours ago
Furaha received a $526 second payment.
"I spent the second transfer to buy two goats . I bought school supplies, school uniforms and paid school fees for my four children who are in secondary and primary school respectively. I am glad although at the start of this term they were unable to enroll to school with the required items but through GiveDirectly's transfer, they have acquired all this when going back to school after the short school half term."
Susan's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Susan received a $471 initial payment.
"I used my first transfer for buying 2 cows and 1 goat at UGX 1,400,000. I bought utensils, curtains, cooking stove, jerrycans and food with the balance of the money."
Ziporah's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Ziporah received a $471 initial payment.
"I spent my first transfer Ugx 500000 to buy six bags of cement, one trip of sand, paying and feeding labor that helped me to plaster my house. I then bought livestock such as six chicken, and three goats at Ugx 360000. I also bought two mattresses, two blankets, clothing, all this totaling to Ugx 340000. I am using the balance of the money to cater for some day to day expenses such as medical issues, feeding among others."
George's family
access_time 22 hours ago
George received a $525 second payment.
"I spent most of the transfer to pay secondary school fee for my daughter who was sent home for school fees arrears. My daughter has been staying home for sometimes since I was not able to pay for her school fee arrears, I was so much stressed because I was not sure when I was going to get money to pay for my daughter school fee. I thank God Give directly came to my rescue and I managed to pay her school fee and now my daughter is in school learning like other students. I also spent the transfer to start livestock farming where by I bought goats and started goat rearing. I thought of starting livestock farming because it a way of saving money and the same time making it grow, this is because have so many children in school that I need to pay their fee . By doing livestock farming I will be able to sell the them once they have matured at a higher price and spend the money to pay their school fee. The remaining balance I spent to buy maize for my family consumption being that I did not get enough harvest last season."
David's family
access_time 1 day ago
David received a $252 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the expansion of my sheep and goat trading business. As a result, my business grew and is still going on well. Without GiveDirectly, I would not have come this far with this business. I would still be struggling to provide food for my family. I am happy that I am able to act like a responsible father to my children by meeting my children's needs."
Hamisi's family
access_time 1 day ago
Hamisi received a $525 second payment.
"I have always had several thoughts of improve and expand my farming practices in an economical way which meant reducing the expenses of leasing land . When I received my second transfer, I took KES 25,000 KES to partly purchase my neighbor's piece of land to help me expand my farming. I feel encouraged to see a larger farm with good crops in a few months to come . I also bought food for my family's consumption and five goats as well."
Michael's family
access_time 1 day ago
Michael received a $471 initial payment.
"I spent my first transfer to buy a door, two windows, ten bags of cement, paying and feeding the labor that helped to fit and plaster my house. I then paid Ugx 550000 as a fine that was given to my son for impregnating a primary seven girl. I then bought two goats at Ugx 120000. I then bought three mattresses and a blanket for my children and myself."
Benjamin's family
access_time 1 day ago
Benjamin received a $23 twenty-second payment.
"My new goal in the next four months is to buy a goat as an investment for my family. My ultimate goal is to buy a cow but it may take a while to raise the amount needed to buy a cow hence I prefer to start by buying a goat and sell it when it will have reproduced so that I can buy the cow."
Jumwa's family
access_time 4 days ago
Jumwa received a $543 initial payment.
"I spent KES 6000 of my first transfer on purchasing three goats which I am currently keeping in my homestead. My expectation is to see them reproduce and increase in number. Within a short period of time, I will be able to sell them and use the money to accomplish our family goals. Apart from buying goats, I also paid KES 11000 to clear my children's school fees. As we speak, they are in school. My joy has always been seeing them learning without any interruptions which is the best gift that I got from GiveDirectly. I am finally spending the remaining amount of money to cater for my household needs and other basic needs. In any case, Some funds remaining my next plan is to start a poultry project. This is a venture that to me will be a long term source of income."
Bahathi's family
access_time 4 days ago
Bahathi received a $543 initial payment.
"I spent KES 28000 of my first transfer to purchase a pair of oxen. My intention is to use this pair to improve on my farming. I believe that the oxen will help plant on time unlike before when I used to hire casual labourers who were not efficient on larger acreage. Apart from this, I also spent KES 7500 to buy goats which I am currently keeping in my homestead. Even as they reproduce and multiply, I will be able to sell the offspring and raise money in case of a financial need. In addition to that, I also bought new bedding to replace the old worn-out sheets that I am currently using. I bought a new mattress and a new bed worth KES 10000. At least I can now afford to sleep comfortably. I spent the remaining amount to cater for my families basic needs and a few household expenses."