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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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Denish's family
access_time 13 hours ago
Denish enrolled.
"I am physically disabled due to a certain syndrome that paralyzed my legs and so I cannot be able to walk nor stand on my own. I depend on my kids to fend for me and so receiving this money means a lot to me in the sense that I will finally be able to create a source of income to cater for my needs. I intend to buy one dairy cattle for 30,000 shillings to supplement me with milk and sell the surplus to local customers on a regular basis. I will then keep the rest of the money to cater for my medicine( majorly antibiotics) and food."
Raeli's family
access_time 3 months ago
Raeli received a $500 initial payment.
"This transfer has brought a big difference in our lives as a family. We have been able to build another house that we had for a long time desired to have. We hence have enough space for ourselves and our grandchild. I plan to take care of the calf and the two goats that we bought so that they can help us in the future. When the calf grows and reproduces, we will be able to get milk for our consumption and we can sell some. The money from the milk sales will help us with other important things such as buying food and paying for our grandchild’s school fees. The goats will reproduce too and multiply and hence we can sell some of the offsprings whenever we face an emergency. The transfer also helped me in curing myself. I usually have a problem with my waist and I was hence able to go to the hospital and I got the medicine that I usually take. The bag of maize that we bought will sustain us for a while and hence we will not be having worries about where to get money to buy food. The transfer also enabled us to pay school fees for our grandchild and hence we no longer have stress on where to get money to do the above. We were also able to buy new clothes, mattresses, and blankets. We have therefore been able to sleep well and comfortably unlike before when we did not have such items. Thank you GiveDirectly for making life better for us."
Taprobkoi's family
access_time 4 months ago
Taprobkoi received a $493 initial payment.
"From the transfer, I went to hospital to have my legs checked and was given medicine which I have been using and right now, I can walk comfortably. I also feel stronger than before since I can afford food daily that I bought from the transfer. Thank you GiveDirectly for making me feel whole again."
Jackson's family
access_time 5 months ago
Jackson enrolled.
"Thein my life was in 2009 when I got ill of unknown illness but I got illed after using some herbal medicine and in July 2019 I felt sick again and was diagnosed with throat cancer.My health detoriated and I could not go to work and provide for my wife and children.curretly I am undergoing treatment at Tenwek hospital"
Lina's family
access_time 5 months ago
Lina enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is the time I was diagnosed with asmatic condition a few years ago. I was required to go for further check up at a sub county referral hospital but I could not raise fare and medical fee of sh10,000 that was needed. Ihad to stay home and take herbal medicine which is more cheaper."
Beatrice's family
access_time 5 months ago
Beatrice enrolled.
"My twelve year old son developed a problem at birth which has made him paralysed on one side of his body. He is epileptic too. I have tried different types of medication including herbal medicine but his condition has not improved. He is currently in a special school. This is what has been my biggest hardship;raising him up. He needs special attention and money to facilitate his well being. I depend on casual jobs to make ends meet;same to my spouse. Such jobs are unreliable and earn less while my son is always on medication. I pay close to 200 USD as school fees per term. This is before buying medicine and paying for his massage sessions. It has not been an easy 12 years."
Allan's family
access_time 6 months ago
Allan enrolled.
"I am work as part-time chemistry attendent at our near by market centre. My desire has been to incorporate ventenary medicine in that business as a partnership with the owner. Receiving this money mean fulfilment of my wish since I am planning to invest $ 250 to purchase more stock for the business. The remaining amount will assist me in purchasing Oxen and Ox-plough to help me preparation of my farm and will be able to rent them out at a fee to neighbors."
Regine's family
access_time 6 months ago
Regine enrolled.
"Lack of stable income has been our biggest hardship. Since subsistence farming has been our source of income, unfavorable weather conditions have affected the output. Recently due to prolonged drought, we harvest two sacks of maize in a 4-acre piece of land. With this I am supposed to pay school fees and also to buy medicine for my sick children."
Elizabeth's family
access_time 6 months ago
Elizabeth enrolled.
"Receiving this money will help me buy a cow. This will help me get milk for consumption. The cow will cost me around 200 USD. With this money,I will be able to go on with my medication. I am diabetic and every month I use not less than 30 USD to buy medicine."
Esther's family
access_time 6 months ago
Esther enrolled.
"I have been ailing from High blood pressure and knee arthritis for the last 4 years, a condition that require alot of money to manage, in terms of eating nutritious foods such as milk, green vegetables and fruits. Medicines prescribed by my doctor are also costly yet I depend on my son who operates motorcycle taxi to fend for his family as well as mine. This is the most challenging phrase of my life."