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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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Magret's family
access_time 4 days ago
Magret received a $442 second payment.
"My life is different now in that having received this money, I was able to fully complete my house. This is in terms of plastering and beautifying it compared to before when the house was too dusty and it harbored rodents causing illness such as flu every now and then. In addition to that, my life has currently improved in that because I am able to afford most necessities such as an education for my children, food, among others. Before getting this transfer, I had to do casual labor that really could not raise enough money to handle the expenses."
Lazarus's family
access_time 4 days ago
Lazarus received a $459 initial payment.
"The moment I received my transfer, I was over whelmed by joy because I knew it will enable me under take any course of my choice."
Proscovia's family
access_time 4 days ago
Proscovia received a $442 second payment.
"Although I have not yet started building my permanent house and still staying in my hut, my life is different now because I feel happy knowing that soon I will build and relieve myself from the burden of renovating my grass thatched house yearly."
Sarah's family
access_time 4 days ago
Sarah received a $23 sixteenth payment.
"We are in a planting season right now and we are working round the clock to be able to plant our beans in time. We are not only planting beans but also maize. Our planting will be so timely this time round since we are using the Give Directly transfers to be able to plant in time. The transfers are also helpful in that it has enabled us to buy fertilizers. In the past we have not been able to plant our crops in time and very often, we also fail to apply fertilizers. Panting in time and application of fertilizers shall result in higher yields and more income for the family in the long run. The results of all these shall be witnessed in the next six months."
Christine's family
access_time 4 days ago
Christine enrolled.
"Receiving this money means my family will be able to start up shop business. My house has been depending on farming as a main source of earning, which is so unreliable due the rain partners. Givedirectly money I will invest on setting up a shop business within the village, selling iteams like food stuffs, drinks like soda, juice and others. The village mates will be buying things from my shop. The interests realise from this business will improve my earnings, so I will be in position to sustain the family needs."
Mikitaberi's family
access_time 4 days ago
Mikitaberi enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I am faced with is sickness. I am in pain most of the time because of the many diseases that I have. I am in pain most of the time and I am not able to work. My children have always struggled to find some money to try and help take care of my medical bills and other needs yet they also have their own charllages to sort. I am just a burden to them."
Gabudesia's family
access_time 4 days ago
Gabudesia enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I face is poverty. Being of advanced age , my only source of income is casual labouring and some times getting little assistance from my step son. He is having a lot of people to take care of , worsening my situation since he cannot fulfill all my demands. The casual labouring alone is not enough to provide my needs thus I lead miserable life."
Jentrix's family
access_time 4 days ago
Jentrix received a $23 fifteenth payment.
"With the stress of planning for the dowry payment ceremony in December, life has not been so easy as we have to really squeeze on our daily budget to be able to raise enough money to buy the requirements in good time. I hope that in the next six months, we will have gathered most of the requirements so that we can go back to our normal routine."
John's family
access_time 4 days ago
John received a $23 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months would have built a poultry house so that I can raise some chicken. The investment will enable me to meet my daily needs through the sale of eggs."
Festus's family
access_time 4 days ago
Festus received a $23 sixteenth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next months because I will be having a motorcycle taxi business. I will be earning more everyday unlike currently where I have to work and wait for crops to mature in order to earn from the sales. I will have a more regular source of income."