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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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Raymond's family
access_time 11 days ago
Raymond received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to have a well-established poultry system. I have already started saving towards it. I will have to build a poultry structure and bought chicken. I also have to start looking for potential markets where I would sell my chicken. I believe I will be a successful business. If all goes well, I will be getting a daily income from the sale of eggs and sometimes chickens."
Alphonce's family
access_time 11 days ago
Alphonce received a $249 second payment.
"In the next six months, I would want to ensure I get all the requirements for college. I passed my secondary examinations and qualified to join the university. I would want to have all the requirements I will need for when I finally join before joining. This will give me humble time in settling down in school."
John's family
access_time 11 days ago
John received a $488 third payment.
"I believe that my life has changed because of the transfers because I have been able to take care of my financial needs at school such as activity fee. I am also able to pay my transport fee to and from the school on a day to day basis without having to ask for money from my relatives especially my brother."
Samson's family
access_time 11 days ago
Samson received a $518 second payment.
"The biggest difference that I have seen so far is that I have been able to build my own house, something which I have always dreamt about for a long time but making it a reality has never been possible. I addition to that, my kid also joined university very recently, courtesy of the cash transfers that I got from Give Directly."
Willis's family
access_time 11 days ago
Willis received a $488 third payment.
"I spent the most recent transfers on paying my school fees arrears both at my former high school and my current college institution. I had to part ways with a whopping amount of 27000 KES. I also bought a few household items for my mother which included buying her new utensils and a brand new TV set. I also bought a few items which I use at my hostel on a day to day basis. Household items such as utensils, TV for news. Whatever remained after all the expenses had been met, went into the purchase of food and other daily school needs."
Joyce's family
access_time 11 days ago
Joyce received a $518 second payment.
"My life is currently different in that I now have my own piece of land and I have as well been able to build a new house in it. I have always had this dream of having my own piece of land and leading an independent life free from interference by anyone. All this while, I have not been able to raise enough money to be able to accomplish this. When GiveDirectly came into our village, I was so happy when they promised to give us support. I have since been able to buy a piece of land and constructed a new house and I cannot stop being grateful about this."
Peter's family
access_time 11 days ago
Peter received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"In the next six months I expect to have bought dairy cow and waiting to manure. Since started receiving the money I have never fail to pay chho fee. "
Isaak's family
access_time 11 days ago
Isaak received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"In the next six months I expect to have bought dairy cow ready to mature and I start getting milk from it, which I will be selling to the community and getting money for my up keep."
Quinter's family
access_time 11 days ago
Quinter received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"In the next six months, l expect to have completed building the kitchen and my children would have a very comfortable place to spend their night. I will also have a nice neat kitchen to cook in."
Pamela's family
access_time 11 days ago
Pamela received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have plastered my house and stay in it comfortably without worrying of being affected with dust. I will have achieve my dream of staying in a plastered house."