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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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Samuel's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Samuel enrolled.
"I am a watchman at Chepkosa primary school.I earn a little amount of money which does not sustain my family in terms of food as well as paying few for my kids.So receiving this money will enable me to buy two cows worth sh 60000.I shall sell milk and save the money in order to pay school fees for my children and also use the money I get from milk sale to buy household items such as food , clothes."
William's family
access_time 4 hours ago
William received a $491 second payment.
"After buying livestock, foodstuff, and even clothing for my , I am really pleased that I cleared the school fees for my two kids. This has given me peace of mind and finally eased the planning of other projects. I had been thanking God especially over this season where most of the school children have been sent home to collect their school fees while mine had been in school the whole term with no interruption at all. This is the biggest difference in my daily life so far since many times, they had been home over such seasons but GiveDirectly has really changed things around and I am grateful."
Wesly's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Wesly enrolled.
"I am an orphan .I have been involved with casual jobs to try and survive. My mother passed on long time ago when I was class three. Also,my father died 13 years ago. Life has been unbearable and a struggle for us . Growing up ,I have been staying with my elder sister in her house .She has children and I saw it as a burden to provide for her children and myself ,that is why I decided to fend for myself in my house. I dropped in form one because of lack of school fees and started doing casual jobs which I still do to date. I intend to buy a dairy cow ,build a kitchen house and marry . As you can see I have reached marriageable age ,I have always wanted to marry but because of lack of income I have not been able. The dairy cow will cost USD 4500,the kitchen construction will cost around UD 3000 ,the rest of the money I will use to buy household items for use."
Nickson's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Nickson enrolled.
"Lack of employment opportunities in this area has been the biggest struggle we face. I am the sole breadwinner of my family and the casual jobs I engage in earn me $20 weekly. This amount is only enough to buy food for my family. My firstborn child will start schooling next year and this worries me since I doubt if I can either afford to buy her school uniform and books or pay her school fees."
Joyce's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Joyce enrolled.
"Receiving this money means that I will finally increase my dairy cow that I keep. The cow that I keep gives me about $60 a month. I use the money to pay school fees for my children but is not sufficient. Increasing another cow will bring my earning from the sale of milk to about $ 120. This way, I will be able to pay school fes and buy foodstuffs, leaving my income from my animal trading business for home improvement such as building an iron roofed sheet getting rid of this small grass thatched hut."
Paul's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Paul enrolled.
"Receiving this money means that I will buy a dairy cow to add the one I keep. I have only one cow that gives me just two litres per day. Selling this gives me about 0.6 USD per day. It is less than a dolar and not enough for food, let alone to pay school fees for my children in school.When I get this money, I will buy a better breed of a dairy cow that will produce about 5 litres a day. The $150 that I will get per day will enable me to buy sufficient foodstuffs and pay school fees for my children. I will also buy some goats, as an investment to save part of the money so that I can later sale them to get more money."
Zeddy's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Zeddy received a $508 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I have never received the transfer. I am now much happier, having settled my children's school fees. Previously, my kids used to miss a lot with regards to education because of being sent home to collect the fee that I did not have since I had sold all the cattle I had previously. Through the transfers, I was able to settle the school arrears I had. I also invested in a business that I am confident that its profit will cater for the school fee for the rest of the three children who are still in school. I am optimistic that in some years to come, the cows I bought will reproduce and I will be owning several as did before."
Anna's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Anna enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I will build a new kitchen and do some renovation in my other living room, I will also pay for school of my daughter who had to step down from school due tos lack of school fees. I am a widower and since my husband died who was a bread winner in the family, we have lived a miserable life of doing casual jobs in order for us to get something to eat, my age cannot allow me to do heavy jobs in my small farm. I plan to spend 400 dollars to pay for school fees, 450 dollars to build a kitchen and renovate the house and use the remaining balance for purchasing a dairy cow that will help me supplement the school fees in selling milk."
Faith's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Faith enrolled.
"We started building our home where my husband recently bought since we used to stay at his matrimonial home, it's a new home and we haven't finished and it's my disire that we finish it earlier so that we can start investing in dairy farming which we have always admired to do. My husband is a casual laborer who depends in selling goats in the market we end using all what he gets for food and pay school fees for my children. I plan to spend 500 dollars to complete my house and spend the rest to start a dairy farming."
Joseph's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Joseph enrolled.
"I currently live in a old grass thatched house that is licking.Receiving this money means a decent housing for my family. I intent to use $ 500 to build a timber walled house and $ 300 to purchase an additional dairy cow for the income generation and household use . Additionally, I will spend $200 on school fees for my son and the rest on food and clothing for the house."
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