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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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Eunice's family
access_time 36 minutes ago
Eunice received a $526 second payment.
"My children would not have been able to sit for their examinations had it not have been for the transfers that I received. This would have left them devastated since they are almost through with their college education. As a parent, I would not be a happier knowing well that my children missed their examinations because I could not get money to use in paying their school fees."
Joseph's family
access_time 36 minutes ago
Joseph received a $526 second payment.
"My life is different from how it would have been had I not received the transfer in that, I have been able to clear the school fees arrears for my children. Due to this, they have never been sent back home since the beginning of the year as I have had enough time to look for this terms school fees. This has enabled them to concentrate on their studies and I believe that their performance will improve."
Alice's family
access_time 36 minutes ago
Alice received a $526 second payment.
"I spent part of my second transfer to finish building a house for my family and to build a house for my children. I bought all the necessary materials and paid a mason the full cost of construction. Also, I spent some amount to pay school fees for my children. I used the remaining amount to buy decent clothes for my family."
Vicoty's family
access_time 36 minutes ago
Vicoty received a $526 second payment.
"When I received my second transfers, I spent part of it to pay school fees for my children so that they would not be sent back home. Also, I bought two sets of seats and a table since I did not have them. My sons have been sleeping at their grandfathers house and it is always unsafe for them to walk alone at night. Due to this, I decided to build them a house so that they will not be having to walk at night anymore. I spent the remaining amount to buy some decent clothes and food for my family."
Irine's family
access_time 36 minutes ago
Irine received a $526 second payment.
"I received my transfer at a time when the doctor had advised I undergo an operation for guitar treatment. I had not been able to get this treatment due to lack of money and my National Hospital Insurance Fund could not cater for the full cost. Due to this, I decided to use part of this money to pay for the operation. Also, I spent some amount to pay school fees for my son who was joining college. He had already received his admission letter and we were still looking for his school fees. I spent the remaining amount to buy food and some decent clothes for my family."
Mike's family
access_time 36 minutes ago
Mike received a $526 second payment.
"My life is currently different from how it would have been had I never received the transfer since I now own a dairy cow. Due to this, my family now has enough milk for our consumption and for sale to earn an income. I use this money now to cater for our basic needs and to pay school fees for my children."
Lily's family
access_time 36 minutes ago
Lily received a $526 second payment.
"My life is different from how it would have been had I never received my transfers because I am now a proud owner of a dairy cow. Before Give Directly came for enrolment, I had never thought I would for one day own a cow. This is because the money I usually get from doing casual work was not always enough for us to buy all our basic needs and even pay school fees for my children."
Rose's family
access_time 36 minutes ago
Rose received a $526 second payment.
"My life is different than how it would have been had I never received my transfers since I have been able to pay school fees for my children without selling the only dairy cow that I own. Selling this cow would have increased my daily expenditure because I would be forced to start buying milk. Also, the transfers enabled me to build a decent kitchen for my family. Due to this, I am no longer being rained on when making meals for my family during the rainy seasons."
Furaha's family
access_time 3 hours ago
Furaha received a $526 second payment.
"I spent the second transfer to buy two goats . I bought school supplies, school uniforms and paid school fees for my four children who are in secondary and primary school respectively. I am glad although at the start of this term they were unable to enroll to school with the required items but through GiveDirectly's transfer, they have acquired all this when going back to school after the short school half term."
Kahindi's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Kahindi received a $526 second payment.
"When I received my transfers, I bought livestock for rearing. All my life I have wished to own livestock but this dream was next to impossible since I was not certain where I was going to get such an amount of money. Give directly has bridged the wide gap between me and my dreams. Besides that, I also paid school fees arrears for my children and went ahead and stocked foodstuff. This has improved my living standards and I am a happy parent."
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