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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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Monica's family
access_time 12 days ago
Monica received a $249 second payment.
"I expect to buy bedding i.e bed, mattress and bedsheets and a few household items like utensils and water storage tanks that I will use when I join college later this year. I also wish to pay rent with the amount of money I have been saving in my bank account when I finally join college."
Annah's family
access_time 12 days ago
Annah received a $518 second payment.
"Receiving the transfer from GiveDirectly changed a lot of things in my life. There has been a lot of transformation in the agricultural part of my life where I have improved drastically in both subsistence and livestock farming. Imagining how lives would have been if we had never received the transfers, I can say that it would have been very hard. I would not be having a new house at the moment, buying of milk would still be the routine since I would not be having a cow and also my family members together with me would be depending on the old clothing that we had before since we had no money to buy everyone new clothing at the same time. Thanks to GiveDirectly for considering us as part of the program."
Benard's family
access_time 12 days ago
Benard received a $518 second payment.
"My life is different in that I no longer work for long hours doing casual works like I used to do before I received the transfers. I have been self employed with my motorcycle and my milk selling business. This has brought so much joy and happiness in my family and I feel proud as a father who is able to meet the needs of my family."
Steven's family
access_time 12 days ago
Steven received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"In the next six months I would have achieve my dream of buying cow, I will no longer spend the money to buy milk from my neighbors once, when it gives birth it we save me from spending money to buy milk from the neighbor."
Stephen's family
access_time 12 days ago
Stephen received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have bought dairy cow, where I be will getting milk for my consumption and also to sell some to the community and get money for the up keep."
Alice's family
access_time 12 days ago
Alice received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"In the next six I will continue paying for grandchildren school, as I will have saved enough money to pay their fee."
Alice's family
access_time 12 days ago
Alice received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"In the next six I expect to have started cattle keeping and can sell them when I have any emergency to attend to."
Lilian's family
access_time 12 days ago
Lilian received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have started pay school fee for my child with minimal struggling."
Mary's family
access_time 12 days ago
Mary received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"In the next six months l would have started my own salon and getting money out of it and supporting my grandmother. "
Noah's family
access_time 12 days ago
Noah received a $44 eighth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect that the poultry keeping project will be generating me more income. My parents’ income is not that stable that can finance my college education and with this project, I will be able to see myself through college."