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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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Kadii's family
access_time 5 days ago
Kadii received a $515 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the fact that I am now hopeful and happier because I now own some goats in my homestead. I opted in buying them because they reproduce twice a year and this assures me that they will multiply in a short period of time. My wish is when they increase in number, I will exchange them for a dairy cow. These will help me to meet my future financial needs without straining."
Dama's family
access_time 5 days ago
Dama received a $515 initial payment.
"I spent part of my first transfer on buying some building materials which include iron sheets, building poles, timber, ropes, and nails. This was was purposely for the construction of a new house since the previous one had collapsed because of its poor state. I later bought some livestock such as goats as my living assets that I can lean on in the future. I also spent KES 5000, of the transfer on paying the mason as his labor charge. The remaining amount of money, I am using it buying some enough foodstuffs for my family."
Elizabeth's family
access_time 10 days ago
Elizabeth received a $514 initial payment.
"I spent part of my first transfer on buying some building materials such as some pieces of iron sheets, building poles, timber, and nails. This was for the construction of a new house because the previous was was is a critical condition and very small. I also bought some goats as my living dependable assets. In addition, I then purchased some beddings sich as beds and mattresses for my family to replace the traditional beds that we have been using. I also bought a battery for my solar panel. The money that had remained, I used it in buying enough foodstuffs for my family."
Sidi's family
access_time 10 days ago
Sidi received a $514 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the fact that I now own some goats as my living assets that I did not have before. They have been my well thoughtful assets for years but I could not afford due to the poverty that had stricken my household. I settled in purchasing them because they reproduce twice a year as they mature faster compared to the other domestic animals. I am hopeful that in the next three months, they will help me in meeting my future financial goals without straining like before."
Sarah's family
access_time 12 days ago
Sarah received a $457 initial payment.
"I have spent my first transfer on purchasing building materials ( 3 trips of bricks) worth UGX 650,000, bought goats worth UGX 180,000, rented farm land worth 100,000, paid labour worth UGX 140,000, bought clothes/ household goods (mattress ) worth UGX 215000, treatment worth UGX 5000, paid a debt worth UGX 50,000 and food worth UGX 100,000.The recipient could not remember all items bought. "
Kahonzi's family
access_time 26 days ago
Kahonzi received a $518 initial payment.
"I spent part of my first transfer on buying some beddings such as a new bed, bedsheets, and mattress. These were to replace the old ones that I have been using for all these years. I also bought a few building materials cush as iron sheets, building poles to renovate my house which was very small it could not accommodate some of my family members. In addition to that, I bought some goats which are now the dependable assets that I can lean on just in case of any financial difficulties. The remaining amount of money, I used it in buying enough foodstuffs for my family."
Faith's family
access_time 26 days ago
Faith received a $518 initial payment.
"Owning three goats and a ironed roofed kitchen is the biggest difference in my daily life. I could not have managed to purchase any of these animals if I was to buy them at my cost. I thank GiveDirectly for their financial support has enabled me to achieve this. These are to me assets that I can depend on in case of any financial hardship. I am expecting them to reproduce and increase in number soon. Apart from the livestock, I also built a good kitchen. I am happy that we have a good place to cook our food and also act as a bedroom for our children."
Fikiri's family
access_time 27 days ago
Fikiri received a $521 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the fact that I now own some goats in my compound which I acquired through financial support. According to me these are assets that I can readily lean on to meet my financial needs like educating my children and some other basic needs. I have been struggling to at least own one goat for so many years but then I did not have enough resources to purchase it. I am now positive that they will increase in number within a short period of time because they reproduce twice a year and their offsprings mature very fast."
Kiplangat's family
access_time 30 days ago
Kiplangat received a $519 initial payment.
"Owning the heifer and goats is the biggest difference in my daily life. I could not have managed to purchase any of these animals if I was to buy them at my cost. I thank GiveDirectly for their financial support has enabled me to achieve this. These are to me assets that I can depend on in case of any financial hardship. I am expecting them to reproduce and increase in number soon. Apart from the livestock, I also built a house. I am happy that we have a good shelter now."
Mahenzo's family
access_time 1 month ago
Mahenzo received a $519 initial payment.
"I spent the money I received from GiveDirectly on purchasing livestock. I bought cows and goats. I bought one cow for milk production and another for ploughing. I bought the cows so that my children can benefit from the milk. I do not have to buy milk from the shops now. I also bought the goats so that once they reproduce, they will give more money to rely on."
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