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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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Philip's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Philip enrolled.
"Receiving this money means a lot to me since it will enable me to buy Two dairy cows worth sh.30000 each and three rolls of barbed wire. I do not own any cow at the moment, I usually depend on my family for milk. The barbed wire will protect my piece of land as well as crops. There have been some neighbors who graze their goats on my piece of land and sometimes they destroy my crops, this disappoints me a lot. Give Directly's money will therefore help me to gap this challenge and peace will prevail between me and my neighbors."
William's family
access_time 4 hours ago
William received a $491 second payment.
"I spent most of the transfer to boost my livestock rearing project .We were lucky enough that with only 30,000KES, we managed to secure one dairy cow and five goats. We purchased them same day after receiving the transfer since we could not wait as prices are always heightened whenever we receive transfer. I used remaining amount to cater for school fee arrears for my children"
Paul's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Paul enrolled.
"Receiving this money means that I will buy a dairy cow to add the one I keep. I have only one cow that gives me just two litres per day. Selling this gives me about 0.6 USD per day. It is less than a dolar and not enough for food, let alone to pay school fees for my children in school.When I get this money, I will buy a better breed of a dairy cow that will produce about 5 litres a day. The $150 that I will get per day will enable me to buy sufficient foodstuffs and pay school fees for my children. I will also buy some goats, as an investment to save part of the money so that I can later sale them to get more money."
Faith's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Faith enrolled.
"We started building our home where my husband recently bought since we used to stay at his matrimonial home, it's a new home and we haven't finished and it's my disire that we finish it earlier so that we can start investing in dairy farming which we have always admired to do. My husband is a casual laborer who depends in selling goats in the market we end using all what he gets for food and pay school fees for my children. I plan to spend 500 dollars to complete my house and spend the rest to start a dairy farming."
Langat's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Langat received a $491 second payment.
"When I received my transfer, I spent around KES 35000 to build a more spacious house for my family. I settled on this since the one we had was small and could not accomodate us comfortably. This was after I had bought five three-seater seats and it could not even fit into my living room. Also, I spent KES 13000 to purchase three goats. These are investments to me that I can rely on in case of financial challanges as I can easily convert them to cash. I spent the remaining amount on food and some household necessities."
Dama's family
access_time 1 day ago
Dama received a $508 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life that I will always be proud to mention is the fact that I now have goats that I am currently rearing in my homestead. Previously I had non of them though my dream was to own even a single bit because of the financial difficulties I could not afford it. I settled for goats because according to my understanding is that, they reproduce twice a year and their offspring normally mature faster. Therefore I am positive very soon they will multiply which I will achieve a lot through them. Also, Since my spouse is the family breadwinner with a low income, the goats will empower us to raise fees for our seven children who will soon transition to secondary schools. Also, I will no longer strain that much in providing for my family's needs like before. Besides should there be an emergency, I will be in a position to sell one or two goats and sort out the matter."
Norah's family
access_time 1 day ago
Norah received a $508 initial payment.
"The biggest difference is that I am now relaxed because I comfortably cleared my Son's school fees without selling any of our properties, I also started a small business by rearing goats therefore, I am hopeful that in future I will have a reliable source of income, May God bless all our donors and GiveDirectly, I am so grateful for the support."
Elizabeth's family
access_time 1 day ago
Elizabeth enrolled.
"The tough economic times have seen me struggle a lot financially. Receiving this money will help me diversify my income. My hair dressing business is not doing so well. Farming is also not reliable due to prolonged drought. I intend to spend approximately 150 USD to buy 4 goats. This will help me pay school fees in future which I have been struggling a lot to get. Goats do well in such a dry climate since they can persevere the dry conditions. I also plan to spend 200 USD to clear school fees arrears and pay next term fees for my son in secondary school."
Kahindi's family
access_time 1 day ago
Kahindi enrolled.
"Receiving this money means a long-term investment project in my household. This is because I am planning to spend $600 of my transfer to buy 6 goats and 3 indigenous cows. Since I don't have a reliable source of income to depend on, this will help me in getting milk to sell and earn income. The remaining amount will help me to construct a decent house because the one I currently have is not spacious."
Patrick's family
access_time 1 day ago
Patrick received a $491 second payment.
"I spent KES 2600 of my second transfer on purchasing a dairy cow to bring to an end the daily high expenditure used on milk. I have three young kids thus I am forced to buy at least three liters of milk every day. I also bought three goats which is now a source of wealth in my family. I used the remaining amount to buy food for my family."