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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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Zeddy's family
access_time 34 minutes ago
Zeddy received a $526 second payment.
"My life drastically changed when I received my transfers and is currently different from how it would have been had Inot received the transfers. We now live in a more spacious house that can accommodate us comfortably. Also, my children currently sleep peacefully because of the new beddings that I bought for them. If I had not received the transfers, I would still be living in a small house with leaking roof and my children would still be using old clothes as their beddings."
Rose's family
access_time 2 hours ago
Rose received a $252 second payment.
"After receiving the transfers from GiveDirectly, I made a decision to put into several lasting projects. Most of the have brought great changes in our household and the biggest difference in my daily life so far is the fact that I am now living in a new house. Initially I was living in a grass thatched house which would always leaking during rainy seasons but I managed to construct a new one with corrugated iron sheets roof. We are now enjoying a warm room, fully furnished and we are grateful for the change."
Alfred's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Alfred received a $252 second payment.
"Upon receiving the transfers from GiveDirectly, I have been able to accomplish a lot. Among them smaller projects and also bigger projects which are still existing to date. In general, there has been a big difference in my daily life. The biggest difference in my daily life so far is the fact that I am now living in a new house. Initially I was living in a grass thatched house which would always leaking during rainy seasons but I managed to construct a new one with corrugated iron sheets roof. We are now enjoying a warm room, fully furnished and we are grateful for the change."
Phoebe's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Phoebe received a $471 initial payment.
"I have been in position to pay my children's school fees with ease and on time with the transfers and because of this, I constructed an iron roofed house with the money I got from the harvest. I would have not construted the house if I had not got the GiveDirectly money because priority would be to pay the fees."
Christine's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Christine received a $471 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I have owned a bicycle that has eased my movements. I can now take a shorter time to move to the hospital with my children and it also helps me in fetching water. Further more, I have bought most of the construction materials for an iron roofed house. I am planning to start the construction work after getting my second transfer. Previously, I moved long distances to fetch water and to take my children to the hospital that often took a lot of time."
Mary's family
access_time 23 hours ago
Mary received a $525 second payment.
"My life is currently different than how it would have been had I never received the transfer since I have been able to build a decent house for my children. Before, they were sleeping in an old dilapidated house with leaking roof and weak walls. I was always afraid that it would collapse any time and cause some injuries on my children. Building this house for them has minimized my worries especially during this rainy season because I know that my children are always safe."
Borness's family
access_time 23 hours ago
Borness received a $525 second payment.
"Before Give Directly we had no furniture in my newly built house. We had struggle to build a ironed roofed house but was incomplete as we run short of resources before completion. Now I am happy that I have good seats and table. Also I have fixed widows for my house. I also bought a cow to add to one which we had. Now we have enough milk for use at home and we sell some which earn us some income."
Nelly's family
access_time 1 day ago
Nelly received a $525 second payment.
"I spent my second transfer on constructing a kitchen. I used to cook in an open area since I didn't have the means of constructing one. This made it difficult for me to cook during rainy seasons. I also bought a few clothes for myself and my family members. I further went ahead and bought the beddings. Apart from that, I also bought a water tank to collect rainwater after installing iron sheets on the roof of my house. Last but not least, I paid school fees for my son who was joining secondary school. He had a good start and is going on well with school. I am glad and feel very proud of the home improvements too."
Ronis's family
access_time 1 day ago
Ronis received a $525 second payment.
"My life is currently different in that I now live in a new house which is iron roofed which I would not have built had it not been for support from GiveDirectly. Also, I wouldn't have succeeded in buying a cow which is now beneficial to the family. My children would still be wearing torn old clothes but the support gave us breakthrough."
Mercy's family
access_time 1 day ago
Mercy received a $525 second payment.
"I would still be lying in poverty. I would not have bought a cow and I wouldn't have built a house. I would still be borrowing milk for my children's consumption because times have been difficult for us. It is really worth thanking the organization for coming through for our support. We currently boast of iron roofed houses like any other person, our children are going to school and we keep dairy cows which wouldn't have been realized had it not been for the support. "
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