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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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Rachael's family
access_time 1 month ago
Rachael received a $490 second payment.
"If I could have not received this money from Give directly, I would have not been able to have a good house for my family. Since building a house needs a lot of money and in my life I had never even afforded or seen $100 in my entire life." (Occupation: Motorcycle or bicycle taxi)
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."
Peter's family
access_time 1 month ago
Peter received a $490 second payment.
"My life as a vet officer is now better than before.This is because I topped up my first transfer and bought a motorcycle which enables me access more remote areas within short time.Hence more income and more time spent with my family. The second transfers enabled me to buy a heifer which is due hence adequate food for my family. I also have access to clean piped water."
Farida's family
access_time 2 months ago
Farida received a $490 second payment.
"In my opinion, GiveDirectly did well to start off many businesses in my village. I know so many people who he no income opportunities but are now having motorcycle taxi business or running shops." (Occupation: Motorcycle or bicycle taxi)
Benard's family
access_time 2 months ago
Benard received a $492 second payment.
"I am self-employed individual since I started receiving transfers from GiveDirectly. Being the head of the family with all the family needs relying on me, before, meeting them all was a challenge. I ventured into business by acquiring a motorcycle for taxi business when I received my first transfers. I took some amount of my second transfers to buy a power saw which I use for cutting timber for construction. This has brought the biggest difference in my daily life now that I enjoy profits from the two businesses. I feel so happy I earn more than I did thus meeting my family needs is easier. Thank you GiveDirectly."
Emmanuel's family
access_time 3 months ago
Emmanuel received a $468 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I felt very happy because I got money for buying a bull which I never had." (Occupation: Motorcycle or bicycle taxi)
John's family
access_time 4 months ago
John received a $465 initial payment.
"I spent the cash transfer to purchase part of land worth UGX600000 and a motorcycle worth UGX900000. I spent the remaining cash transfer on the repair of the motorcycle."
Charles's family
access_time 4 months ago
Charles received a $447 second payment.
"My life is much better. I acquired a motorcycle that is earning income for the family. It also acts as a means of transport for the family. Prior to receiving the cash transfers, transport to the medical facilities was cumbersome. Secondly, we had no income generating activity. We appreciate Givedirectly for supporting us."
Rose's family
access_time 4 months ago
Rose received a $464 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the overwhelming happiness I feel seeing that I was able to buy a motorcycle that will help us to generate an income in my family through offering the boda boda services to the community. This will solve the petty issues like buying miscellaneous items that have always been a problem in my family."
David's family
access_time 5 months ago
David received a $457 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I felt very happy because I was sure of buy an ox and getting where to farm." (Occupation: Motorcycle or bicycle taxi)