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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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Jane's family
access_time 4 days ago
Jane received a $23 eighth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to own a flock of sheep. I shall use the transfers to buy sheep which will be to me a remembrance of the philanthropic work GiveDirectly has done in our areas. Owning a flock of sheep will indeed change my life positively."
Brian's family
access_time 4 days ago
Brian received a $50 fourth payment.
"My goal is to buy a motorcycle and venture into motorcycle business. This be a source of income to meet my basic needs and I will no longer do casual jobs as I do now . Currently, I depend on casual jobs and the money I get is little and could not meet all my basic needs."
Laurence's family
access_time 4 days ago
Laurence received a $50 fourth payment.
"My goal is to venture into motorcycle business. I will use my savings to buy two motorcycles. I will operate this business in my rural home since many people have not ventured in to business and thus it will not be competitive. This will generate more income to meet my basic needs and pay school fees for my siblings."
Charles's family
access_time 4 days ago
Charles received a $468 initial payment.
"I received a mobile money message at night, and when I checked my phone, I was amazed by what I saw. I woke up my wife and shared the message with her . I remember my neighbours called me out and requested me to join them in prayer. I was very happy because I was in need of money to do alot in my life. At that point I started believing that GiveDirectly was indeed a trust worthy organization."
Esther's family
access_time 4 days ago
Esther received a $449 second payment.
"My life has changed in that, I am happy because GiveDirectly has empowered me, I have a sense of independence. Before, I used to rely on my parent's support which was a very difficult situation."
Dama's family
access_time 4 days ago
Dama enrolled.
"I got an accident in 2017 that fractured my leg to an extent of being bedridden for one year. This situation drained my financial resources as I used all my savings to seek treatment. Even after recovering I still cannot work comfortably because I sometimes experience pains. It is very difficult to provide for my six children because of financial constraint. Sometimes they go without food something which stresses me a lot . my two school going children have never owned a pair of uniform since they began schooling. The only person who could help is my husband but he is too old to work."
Betty's family
access_time 4 days ago
Betty received a $449 second payment.
"From the moment I received the cash transfers, my life became different. I bought enough food to feed my family and basic necessities like clothes for my family. I also spent the cash transfers to treat myself when I was ill. I am very glad that my children are now studying at school and I am very sure of their continuity at school because I bought pigs that I am currently rearing. However, before the GiveDirectly cash transfers, I had many plans but with nowhere to get money to fulfill all of them at once. I had an incomplete house, unpaid school fees and generally the future of my two children was unpredictable."
Stella's family
access_time 4 days ago
Stella received a $468 initial payment.
"I was very happy the moment I received my money because I had never got such a large sum of money in my entire life."
Winfred's family
access_time 4 days ago
Winfred received a $468 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I was over whelmed my joy because my plan of buying Metallic windows and a door for my house was going to be accomplished."
Nora's family
access_time 4 days ago
Nora received a $449 second payment.
"My life is different now because I have many clothes and shoes that I keep changing. I now use solar for light, charging my radio and the phone. I have also constructed an iron roofed house. Before, I was sleeping in a house with a leaking roof and I would cover my children with a mat whenever it rained. I had one cloth, no shoes and used grass for light. GiveDirectly has greatly changed my life."