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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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Paul's family
access_time 2 days ago
Paul received a $498 second payment.
"My children's education has always been my priority. Being a parent without a stable source of income, it had always been a problem for me to raise money to use in paying school fees and my son had been so devastated and demoralized. However, my life is currently different because I cleared his school fees and he was allowed back to school. Due to this, he is always in a jovial mood since he knows that he will never be sent back home again."
Joel's family
access_time 2 days ago
Joel received a $498 second payment.
"At my age, I can't do much strenuous work and with the milk which I get from the cow which I bought with my transfers, I get to sell it and make some small income. Again, my son who operates the motorbike which I bought for him get to buy some food for us as he is now financially stable unlike before when he would only depend on us."
Richard's family
access_time 2 days ago
Richard received a $499 second payment.
"Personally, I have achieved so many things in life which I wouldn't achieve in my entire life were it not for Give Directly. Presently I got two good cows which I bought as a result of the transfers. Now I know that once the cows start lactating I will generate income through the sale of milk. Again, I now wear good clothes which I couldn't afford before. Whenever I wore them I look smart in it and thank Give Directly for that. Lastly, I paid school fees for my child for the entire year and that gave me a peace of mind to focus on other things that which benefit my family."
Ann's family
access_time 2 days ago
Ann received a $499 second payment.
"Having a daily income from sale of milk is going to be my most valuable achievement this years. After the corona virus outbreak, the business I used to run on selling second hand clothes in local markets here has been banned. This has made me go back to a point where I earn nothing at all. However milk production from the cow that I bought will cushion me. I am so grateful that I will still be making some money while staying at home for the next several months."
Beatrice's family
access_time 2 days ago
Beatrice received a $499 second payment.
"My life would still be in a miserable state if I had not been a beneficiary of the money. I had to leave my husband because he was too irresponsible due to alcoholism. I was facing too many challenges once I got back to my parents home. However, GiveDirectly arrived on time to save me from these hardships. I was homeless and had to in my be a squata in my sister in law 's home from which she had moved out to a land she bought elsewhere. It is different now that I have own homestead. I am happy here than I was in my matrimonial home and than in my former house that I just let after building this ones."
Jenipher's family
access_time 2 days ago
Jenipher received a $37 eighteenth payment.
"The fact my children have never been sent home for fees arrears since I started receiving the transfers is a very big step in my life. Before the transfers, my children would be sent home on a monthly basis because I was not able to raise money in time to pay school fees for my children. When they were sent home, they would stay at home for even three weeks as I was still looking for the money to pay which is not the case now. Now that I pay their fees in advance, their performance has really improved which makes me happy as a parent."
Charity's family
access_time 2 days ago
Charity received a $37 eighteenth payment.
"I spent my transfers on buying food for the family. Since we are approaching hard times with the virus in the country, the business has gone down and profits are not as before. The Government has issued restrictions on our movements which affects our income through the business. This is why I have decided to stock food so that we can have enough during this time without risking our lives outside the house."
Kamidah's family
access_time 2 days ago
Kamidah received a $460 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I felt very happy because I got money for building a commercial house which I intend to rent out and buying goats for rearing."
Wesley's family
access_time 2 days ago
Wesley received a $501 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in that I would have had a challenge in clearing the school fees on time."
Judy's family
access_time 2 days ago
Judy received a $501 second payment.
"Money is quite hard to come by in or locality, and when they do, they would mostly be used to meet the day to day needs such food leaving nothing to keep or save. I would, therefore, still be living in the old hut had I not received the transfer. I am glad I now live in a more decent house-iron roof and I am glad that I would not need to worry anymore for my kids when there's a rainstorm for fear of the house collapsing."