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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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Kahindi's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kahindi received a $514 initial payment.
"I spent part of my first transfer on buying some four goats worth KES 12000. I then bought some building materials such as iron sheets, building poles, timber and nails. This was for the construction of a new house since the previous one was in critical condition. I also purchased some plastic chairs to replace the worn-out mats that I have been using. The remaining amount of money, I bought enough foodstuffs for my family and some other household items."
Kadzo's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kadzo received a $514 initial payment.
"I spent part of my first transfer on buying two dairy cows and goats. I have been willing to purchase them for so many years but I could not afford it since they were very costly. I then cleared a hospital bill for my children who have been unwell for so long. The remaining amount of money, I am using it in buying enough foodstuffs for my family and some other household items."
Dama's family
access_time 1 month ago
Dama received a $514 initial payment.
"Owning the goats that I acquired through the first transfer makes the biggest difference in my daily life. I am positive that very soon they will multiply at a high rate and healthy. Currently, two have already started reproducing. I am planning to sell some in our local markets and buy a dairy cow so that I can get milk. I will also sell the milk hence increasing my source of income. My family will also have enough milk for consumption. The diversified source of income will help me to easily meet my family's needs with ease."
Kadzo's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kadzo received a $514 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the fact that I now have some livestock such as a dairy cow and goats in my homestead. Owning them is usually everyone's pride. Current my life has improved ever since I purchase these animals. First I am now getting for free which is majorly for my family's consumption and selling the extra litres to the nearby markets. With the goats, when they multiply, I will be selling the offsprings if need be and cater some of my family needs at that particular time."
Kathithe's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kathithe received a $514 initial payment.
"I spent part of my first transfer on buying a pair of oxen and goats worth KES 31000. These have been the well thoughtful living assets that I have been longing to own but I could not afford due to the poverty life that had stricken my household. The remaining amount of money I am using it buying some foodstuffs for my family and some other household items that I was lacking."
Mwenda's family
access_time 1 month ago
Mwenda received a $514 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life that I will always be proud in mentioning is the fact that I now own goat which I am currently rearing in my compound. I opted in keeping them because first, they normally reproduce twice a year, secondly, their offerings mature faster as compared to other domestic animals. Lastly, they require minimal management. Therefore I am hopeful that they will multiply and increase in number very soon. In the near future, I will sell the offsprings once they mature and generate an income. This will enable me to cater to my family's needs without straining. I will forever be grateful to GiveDirectly for bringing such an impact in my life."
Chadi's family
access_time 1 month ago
Chadi received a $514 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the fact that I now own goats. I am positive that very soon they will multiply because currently, some have started reproducing. My plan is when the offspring multiply and mature, I will be selling them to the nearby markets and save the money with the aim of starting another project like starting a hotel business. Through that, the income will be helpful to cater to my family's basic needs."
Kombe's family
access_time 2 months ago
Kombe received a $517 initial payment.
"I spent KES 46000 of my first transfer on buying livestock such a dairy a cow and some goats which I am currently keeping in my compound. My greatest expectation is that they will mature, reproduce, and have many more these. I spent the remaining amount to buy some daily foodstuffs for my family as well as paying for other household expenses."
Joseph's family
access_time 2 months ago
Joseph received a $464 initial payment.
"I spent my first transfer to get back my farm land at Ugx 1000000 I then bought iron sheets that I used to roof my house that I had built but failed to get money to roof it. I also bought a bed, three mattress, three pairs of bed sheets, a goat and stocked food to feed my family. I then build another grass thatched house that would accommodate my children and other visitors."
Kabibi's family
access_time 2 months ago
Kabibi received a $517 initial payment.
"I spent part of my first transfer on buying some livestock such as a pair of oxen, a dairy cow, and some goats. These have been my well thoughtful assets for a long period of time but I could not afford to purchase them. I also cleared a medical bill since I have been unwell for a long period of time and I had no money for the medication. The remaining amount of money, I bought enough foodstuffs for my family, some other household items, and nice clothes."
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