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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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Tapsabei's family
access_time 5 days ago
Tapsabei received a $515 initial payment.
"I spent part of my first transfer to procure materials for constructing a kitchen and a two-room house. Before we use to live in around grass touched house which was too old and had leaking roof. I also bought food as we had no food when I received my transfers."
Norah's family
access_time 9 days ago
Norah received a $514 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that I have a new house which I built with part of my GiveDirectly transfers. Without the transfers, I would still be living in a grass thatched house with a leaking roof.I have a new and decent house with new house household items such as seats which I did not have before. Thanks to GiveDirectly for the aid which has changed the face of my home."
Furaha's family
access_time 10 days ago
Furaha received a $514 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life that I can proudly mention is the fact that I now sleep under a semi-permanent house. Before GiveDiecty came into my village I used to live in a small house with a leaking roof. It could not accommodate some of my family members and we had no privacy at all. In addition to that during the rainy season, my children used to seek shelter from relatives, my spouse and I were forced to sleep in one of the corners of our house which was so stressful. That has now become history because I can now access a good shelter whereby it fits all my family members. I am so happy now because I no longer have to worry about the rain."
Sharon's family
access_time 18 days ago
Sharon received a $515 initial payment.
"Having a very spacious house of our own constructed using the transfer has brought a lot of happiness to my family and taken away the shame of living in a borrowed house. We were totally unable to raise enough money to purchase the required materials to construct a house of out own due to low income, so we requested one of my husband's brothers to let us live in his old house which he abandoned after constructing a better one. Having a roof over our heads was good, but it carried a lot of shame with it and we are very grateful to Give Directly for taking away the shame."
Raely's family
access_time 25 days ago
Raely received a $516 initial payment.
"After receiving the first transfer from GiveDirectly, I had a lot in mind which I needed to accomplish. I needed a new house so I had to purchase woods and iron sheets to aid in construction. The house which i was living before was having leaking roof and was not good for me as it would expose me to cold related diseases. I also needed to fence our open fields to ease the grazing my livestock . I bought fencing poles and also a roll of barbed wire. I then spent the remaining portion on buying food for the family as I was remaining with little at that time."
Peter's family
access_time 25 days ago
Peter received a $516 initial payment.
"I thank GiveDirectly because were it not for this financial support, I wouldn't have managed to build a good house. I am at peace now because I got a good house. I am happy because I can now access a good shelter, unlike the previous house which was nearly collapsing since it was unstable from the roof."
Josephine's family
access_time 26 days ago
Josephine received a $516 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the fact that I managed to transform my house from temporary to permanent. Its previous was not pleasing at all. Its walls were weak and the roof was ever leaking when it rains heavily. It reached a point I even thought it may collapse and this gave me some sleepless nights. But again God sent GiveDirectly into my life and made this condition a history. Currently, I am feeling so safe and much secured than how it used to be initially. I will forever be grateful to GiveDirectly because it brought joy in my entire life."
Christina's family
access_time 26 days ago
Christina received a $516 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my life since I receive these transfers is that now i got to harvest rain water from the roof of my house. Now I I have access to clean drinking water."
Janet's family
access_time 26 days ago
Janet received a $516 initial payment.
"My life is currently different because the transfer has enabled me to build a decent iron roofed house. Had it not been this money, then I wouldn't be having a decent iron roofed house considering the financial hardship that I was facing. Again, I was able to settle my medical bill without borrowing money from anyone. I am happy that now I am well as I was able to get the best medication which I wouldn't afford were it not for the transfers which I had received from Give Directly."
Esther's family
access_time 26 days ago
Esther received a $518 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that I am no longer being rained on while cooking like before when I use to cook on a kitchen with a leaking roof. Currently, we have a good kitchen with ironed roofed which is so warm and safe to cook even during rainy season."