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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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Kangombe's family
access_time 4 days ago
Kangombe enrolled.
"Receiving this money means good education to my family. I have a daughter who did her KCSE on 2018. She got grade C plain. She has the passion to pursue clinical medicine. I have no money to take her to college. When I receive the money, I will take her to college so as to pursue her career. The course will approximately cost $300. I will appreciate seeing my daughter growing through her career."
Elizabeth's family
access_time 1 month ago
Elizabeth received a $510 second payment.
"My life is different than how it would have been because I managed to purchase enough medicine that would last for months. I have been diabetic for years and therefore I am always on drugs on a daily basis. Every month I always spend KES 3000 for the drugs which is relatively expensive and sometimes had to seek help from the wellwishers. Therefore after receiving the money, I had to consider my health first and purchased enough drugs that would last for months. Also, the goats that I purchased have started reproducing and they will serve as the security or sorting out any emergency ie when I fall sick or run out of drugs."
Milka's family
access_time 2 months ago
Milka enrolled.
"Lack of finances is my biggest worry at the moment. I have been ailing from ulcers since 2015 and I have never received proper medication. I have been relying on traditional medicine to help relieve my pain on the onset of the ulcer attacks."
Festus's family
access_time 2 months ago
Festus received a $516 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the renewed hope of seeing a doctor at the appointed time once more after failing quite a several times before. It has been hard sticking to the doctor's note since in most cases, I had to struggle to get the consultation and medical fees which had always been a requirement in every visit. Since I received the transfers, I have managed to attend a comprehensive check-up and added the medicines which were almost running out of stock."
Grace's family
access_time 3 months ago
Grace received a $510 second payment.
"At my old age, I couldn't afford to build a ironed roofed house, but when I received my second transfers from GiveDirectly, I bought building and constructed a two roomed ironed roofed house which is more specious compared to a old grass tached which I was having before. I then bought some foodstuffs and saved KES 1500 for emergency use. I was also previlaged to buy a bed which I couldn't imagine having one. I spent KES 4500 on paying for my medication and buying medicine."
Denish's family
access_time 3 months 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 6 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 7 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 8 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 8 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."