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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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Roseline's family
access_time 1 month ago
Roseline received a $514 initial payment.
"My family wellbeing completely changed to be better when I received transfers from Give Directly. One of the biggest difference is that I no longer worry about the availability of clean water for household use. The water tank I purchased serves both for rain water harvesting as well as for storage of water from community water supply. Besides, my grownup boys have also achieved privacy after I constructed for them a separate house purposely for sleeping. Generally, the level of stress associated with financial constraints has greatly reduced"
Sidi's family
access_time 1 month ago
Sidi received a $514 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the fact that I managed to purchase a water tank. This is what I have been aspiring to own but I could not afford it since it was very costly. I settled in purchasing it since it will be of great help to m and my family. The dams are very far from the village and I did not have enough jerricans to store the water. I feel there's a relief now, besides that, I will be harvesting the rainwater. My plan is to start a business of selling the water to my neighbors and generate an income."
Wesley's family
access_time 1 month ago
Wesley received a $517 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that with the construction of a new house, my home is now comfortable as compared to before. One added advantage is that with the iron sheet roof, I am now in a position to harvest clean rain water for my family use hence no more hassle to walk long distance in search of water"
Kambua's family
access_time 2 months ago
Kambua received a $28 initial payment.
"My life is now better than before I received my transfer because I am able to acquire food and other basic needs for my children. Prior to receiving transfer, we could live without knowing what everyday may present to us. There were moments we could stay a whole day without food and drinking water because there was no money. I thank God for making away for me to be a beneficiary of GiveDirectly's transfers."
Bahati's family
access_time 2 months ago
Bahati received a $517 initial payment.
"I spent part of my first transfer on buying a dairy cow and three goats and chicken which cost KES 29000. I later bought some beddings such as a bed and a mattress to replace the traditional bed that I have been using for all those years. I then bought a bicycle which is now helping me in fetching water from the dam. I also bought a water tank which will be helping me in collecting and storing rainwater. The remaining amount of money, I am using it in buying enough foodstuffs for my family that would take us to the next harvesting season."
Amina's family
access_time 2 months ago
Amina received a $519 initial payment.
"Before the coming of GiveDirectly, I have been living in a small house that could not accommodate all my family members besides we could lack privacy. I have been having the desire to construct a spacious one but I did not have any money to buy the materials needed and the labour charge. I am so happy now because I have a new house to live in with my family through the financial assistance. Besides this, I will be harvesting rainwater which will be an added advantage."
Ludiah's family
access_time 2 months ago
Ludiah received a $517 initial payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in that I would not have been in a position to fence my compound and buy a water tank for storing clean water for domestic use."
Rosalyin's family
access_time 3 months ago
Rosalyin received a $515 initial payment.
"Before Give Directly came, I had just constructed a semi permanent house which had its floor would sip water during rainy season. When I received the transfer, I purchased the required materials for the plastering which is now done and I am so happy to be living in a beautiful house. Part of the money was also helpful as I invested on a heifer which I bought with an aim of rearing for milk production."
Sharon's family
access_time 3 months ago
Sharon received a $515 initial payment.
"My life is different in that I no longer walk for long distance to fetch water and I can now have all the time to work on my farm. I also have water for irrigating my garden and for livestock. I am happy that Give Directly has enabled me to make all this advancement in life."
Christen's family
access_time 3 months ago
Christen received a $514 initial payment.
"It was early in the morning when I was awoken by a message notification from Mpesa that I had received money from GiveDirectly. I felt so happy as I knew that the money would enable me to accomplish lots of plans which I had. I had always wished to have a water tank but due to limited resources I wasn't able but when I got my transfers that was my first priority."
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