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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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Violet's family
access_time 1 month ago
Violet received a $28 initial payment.
"My life is now different since am able to feed, pay my rent comfortably and save a little bit for my children school fees, since I am hopeful that school will open soon."
Mwenda's family
access_time 1 month ago
Mwenda received a $514 initial payment.
"I spent part of my first transfer on buying some building materials such as iron sheets, building poles, timber and threads. Thus was for the construction of a new house for my children. Previously they used to seek shelter fro their friends which were so stressful considering that my house was not spacious. I later bought four goats as the living assets that I can lean on. I also saved KES 23000 of the transfer for my children's school fees. In addition, I also bought some new mattresses to replace the worn-out mats that I have been using. The remaining amount of money bought enough foodstuffs and some new clothes for children."
Kadzo's family
access_time 2 months ago
Kadzo received a $517 initial payment.
"Having the dairy cows in my that I am currently rearing has brought the biggest difference in my daily life. I have always been dreaming of owning them for a long period of time but my income was low and I couldn't afford to purchase them. I settled in buying them simply becasue they have numerous benefits. First, I will be benefiting from the milk they produce. I will be using some for my family consumption and sell the rest in order to earn an income The money will be helping me in paying school fees for my children and meeting their other basic needs with ease."
Safari's family
access_time 2 months ago
Safari received a $517 initial payment.
"I spent part of my first transfer on buying some livestock such as goats at KES 9000. These are the living assets that I can now lean any just in case of any financial difficulties. I then bought some iron sheets, and nails, building poles to build a store that I am currently using to store the stock for my shop. I then saved KES 20000 of the transfer as school fees for my son which I am planning to pay once the schools reopen. The remaining amount of money, I am using it in buying enough foodstuffs for my family and some other household items."
Mwikali's family
access_time 2 months ago
Mwikali received a $517 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life that I can proudly mention is that I am now running a hotel business. I made this a priority because I have been jobless for all that time and I had a family that depended on the household requirements, school fees. I have really been struggling for all that long but all was in vain. Thanks to GiveDirectly for financial help since I can now take care of my family without straining like before."
Naome's family
access_time 2 months ago
Naome received a $518 initial payment.
"I spent part of my first transfer on buying a few building materials such as iron sheets, timber, and nails. This was purposely of the renovation of my house which had a leaky roof. I then bought some beddings such as two beds and mattresses to replace the old traditional beds that we have been using for all those years. I also hired someone to prepare my farm since it was a planting season. Later, I saved KES 20000 of the transfer for my children as their school fees. The remaining amount of money I bought some foodstuffs for my family."
Marither's family
access_time 2 months ago
Marither received a $517 initial payment.
"I spent a large portion of my first transfer to repay a debt which I had taken to pay school fees for my children. I had decided to take a loan so as to clear school fees for my children to be allowed to stay at school as they had been sent home more often. This was the only way I had to avoid my being sent home completely. as I couldn't afford to pay their school fees. The remaining portion I spent on buying some building materials for house construction, food items which would sustain us for about a month and buy some clothes for myself and children."
Joyce's family
access_time 2 months ago
Joyce received a $517 initial payment.
"I was filled with happiness when I got a notification that I had received some money from GiveDirectly. I knew that my life would be much different as I would spend the money to pay school fees for my children."
Charo's family
access_time 2 months ago
Charo received a $517 initial payment.
"I spent part of my first transfer on buying some building materials which include, iron sheets, building poles, timber, and nails. This was for the construction of a new house since my house had collapsed four months ago. I then saved KES 10000, for my children as their school fees once they resume their studies. The money that had remained, I am using in buying sufficient foodstuffs for my family."
Katana's family
access_time 2 months ago
Katana received a $517 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the fact that I now own a second-hand motorbike. Previously I used to survive on casual jobs and subsistence farming to sustain the family which was not enough. Sometimes getting the basic needs like clothing, food, and paying school fees has never been easy. This is now history because having have started the motorbike business my living standard has changed. My family now gets enough food, good clothing, and many more changes. I am extremely grateful for this organization for financial support."
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