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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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Elitalemoni's family
access_time 1 month ago
Elitalemoni received a $49 second payment.
"Now I have an asset, goats, something I would not have acquired if it was not for this help."
Kipkorir's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kipkorir received a $507 second payment.
"From the transfers, I bought chicken and goats. The chicken lay eggs and I sell them and from that I never lack sugar or any basic necessities. I am also able to buy myself clothes from the sale of the eggs. The goats are also giving birth and soon I will be able to sell and get more money."
Joyce's family
access_time 1 month ago
Joyce received a $490 second payment.
"My life is different from how it was before because I have been able to but livestock such as dairy cows and goats through the transfers. Previously I did not have any in my compound and this was because of the poverty life that stricken my homestead. I am now hopeful and happier becasue I will now having some living assets to lean on just in case of any financial crisis. Courtesy of GiveDirectly."
Furaha's family
access_time 1 month ago
Furaha received a $490 second payment.
"I spent my money on buying a Solar, which I am using to light up my house since I was using firewood at night. I bought iron sheets, which I used to build my house since the house I had was weak and would have fell on me. I bought motorcycle spare parts to start up a business for myself which can help me get some money. I also bought goats to rare at home which would help me in future."
Alice's family
access_time 1 month ago
Alice received a $507 second payment.
"I have bought a goat and a cow, buying a cow was a decision that I made since I will earn from them in the future when they multiply. I have also built a house for myself since the house I have before was not in a good condition and it could not last for many years. I therefore decided to build a house that can take me the rest of my life without falling down."
Salama's family
access_time 1 month ago
Salama received a $490 second payment.
"I used this portion of money in building a house for myself. I decided to build a house because the one I was in was not in a good condition. The house I was in previously was made from grass and at times you find snakes in it. I could have been attacked by snakes that means my family's life could have been at risk. I also bought a cow and a goat, I will sell them in future if they multiply and pay my bills with the cash."
Mariam's family
access_time 1 month ago
Mariam received a $490 second payment.
"I spent my money on building a new house. The house I had was in a bad condition since it had no door. This made me to prioritize building a house good house. I also bought a goat to keep though not for commercial but then to some point, I will sell if they become many and the money will assist me. I also managed to buy a bed for myself and children which I never had. I have a small business for selling porridge and mandazi which I earn $100 a day. This assist me to meet my family's basic needs."
Bahati's family
access_time 1 month ago
Bahati received a $490 second payment.
"My life is different because, through the transfers, I managed to purchase some livestock which includes, a dairy cow and goats. I have been aspiring to own them for so many years but I could not afford becasue of my low income. I am optimistic that I will benefit a lot through them and this will empower me to send all my children to school without straining like before. In addition to that, I now sleep in some nice beddings, and I am so comfortable. At least I will no longer complain about the backaches."
Sidi's family
access_time 1 month ago
Sidi received a $490 second payment.
"I spent part of buying some building materials such as iron sheets, nails, timber, and building poles. This was for the construction of a new house for my children. Previously they used to shelter at their grandmother's house since mine was not spacious. I also bought some beddings which include a new wooden bed, mattress, and bedsheets. Previously we have been using the old traditional bed. Later on, I bought some goats as my living assets. With the remaining amount of money, I bought enough foodstuffs for my family."
Fanny's family
access_time 2 months ago
Fanny received a $49 second payment.
"i am able to eat properly and i am healthy, i bought a goat which means i have livestock of my own and this is different from the past when i did not have a lot and was in so much money problems"