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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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Majeri's family
access_time 12 days ago
Majeri received a $449 second payment.
"My standard of living has greatly improved in that, I am sleeping in an iron roofed house that does not leak. The new house has made me very happy because I am now having peaceful nights. Previously, I slept on a grass thatched hut that leaked whenever it rained."
Janet's family
access_time 12 days ago
Janet received a $449 second payment.
"I was able to seek proper medical treatment for my self and I am now better than before. I am also sleeping on a well cemented and plastered house that was very dusty previously. "
Elizabeth's family
access_time 12 days ago
Elizabeth received a $449 second payment.
"This financial support has enabled me hire 3 arces of land and I have acquire a cow, new household items(bedings and mattresses) that have given me comfortable night sleep. Previously, I slept on mat that was so uncomfortable and I had a shortage of food because I didn't have enough money to hire a piece of land to cultivate."
Martine's family
access_time 12 days ago
Martine received a $449 second payment.
"My life is different in that, I have acquire oxen and household items. Given my poor health condition, the possibility of acquiring this property without this transfer would have been impossible."
Mary's family
access_time 12 days ago
Mary received a $449 second payment.
"My life has improved in that, I live healthy and in better a house. In the past, I had no source of income given my age and therefore, I couldn't meet my basic needs."
Dinah's family
access_time 12 days ago
Dinah received a $449 second payment.
"My life is now very different in that, we have set up two family businesses that are generating daily income. Previosuly, I was jobless together with my spouse with no stable source of income for meeting our family needs. In addition, I bought a cow and paid off the loans that made us regain possession of our two acres of land. Before, we had no land to cultivate since all the acres of land were in the hands of the creditors."
Vivian's family
access_time 12 days ago
Vivian received a $249 second payment.
"In the next six months of my life, I expect to have raised enough money to clear the school fee that I currently owe the school so that I can be given my certificate. After that, I'll then start looking for ways of joining college."
Fredrick's family
access_time 12 days ago
Fredrick received a $249 second payment.
"Currently, my main goal is to ensure that I have completed the house that I recently constructed and furnished it fully. In the next six months, I expect to have raised enough money to achieve all these."
Dan's family
access_time 12 days ago
Dan received a $449 second payment.
"My life has improved because I have secured some farm land and purchased oxen to facilitate ploughing. I have cultivated my crops with hope of getting food come harvest season. Before I got the transfer I used to hire oxen and it was very expensive for me."
Samuel's family
access_time 12 days ago
Samuel received a $449 second payment.
"My life is good now because I opened a barbershop which generates income for my family. In this business, I am able to generate a minimum of UGX 10,000 and a maximum of UGX 40,000 in a day. I spend this income to facilitate agriculture, save and for setting off emergencies like sickness. I thank GiveDirectly for the transfers."