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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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Esther's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Esther enrolled.
"My biggest hardship is lack of oxen in order to support me plough land for crop cultivation. Currently, I dig with a hand hoe which is not very effective. I take many days working on a small portion of land which at the end of it gives little yields hence poverty at household level."
Jaffar's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Jaffar enrolled.
"Receiving this money means that I will be able to Educate my daughter currently studying in Budaka Highlight secondary school. Iam finding it difficult to raise fees and this is affecting her academic performance at school since she delays reporting school. My daughter will be able to study well with Givedirectly transfers which may led to her getting a job. She will be helping me and the rest of the family members in future."
Harriet's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Harriet enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I face in my life is lack of a reliable source of income. I have a child that is sickly suffering from sickle cells which attacks him frequently. It drains all the income I earn from farming and that reduces my household resilience."
Isaac's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Isaac enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I face is inability to construct a permanent house due to lack of money to facilitate it. I depend on farming in order to raise money g mostbof my family problems but it is not sufficient enough."
Sam's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Sam enrolled.
"The biggest hardship Ivface in my life is lack of enough land in order to support my family. I own only an acre of land which can not produce enough food for the household. Besides, I have built on the same piece of land leaving a very small portion for cultivation."
Steven's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Steven received a $512 second payment.
"I stayed in a squeezed rental house for a longer period of time since it was what I could afford based on my meager income. It was hard to maintain privacy especially living with my children who were growing up and very inquisitive. My life is different after using GiveDirectly transfers to build a decent house because I am glad and peaceful as I have different rooms that fits each one of us. I no longer share the same sleeping room with my children. I also don't shy away to host visitors like I did before where I was embarrassed with my living status at that time."
Peninah's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Peninah received a $22 seventeenth payment.
"I believe by then I shall have expanded on my farming which will help in the generation of income for the family. We can sell the proceeds to raise income and also consume most of them for nourishment. This will be our main source of income so I believe it is best to invest in better seeds, fertilizer and extra manpower in order to achieve this."
Joyce's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Joyce received a $512 second payment.
"Owning a pair of oxen is the biggest difference I wouldn't have achieved without GiveDirectly's assistance. Previously, I had none and it was difficult to invest in farming since I was using hoes and this forced me to work on a smaller acreage of land giving me eight bags of corns for the whole year. Having my pair of oxen is advantageous to me because this year I have harvested sixty bags of corn that I intend to sell and add another pair of oxen with part of the profits. Henceforth ,I shall be assured of cultivating a bigger acreage of land for better yields and also source for extra income through hiring them to my neighbors."
Erick's family
access_time 15 hours ago
Erick received a $22 seventeenth payment.
"I expect the change in the next few months as I shall have bought the livestock for rearing. I have always wanted to rear livestock specifically for the production of milk for our daily consumption to nourish us. I look forward to having the livestock by then. We can always sell the milk to generate income for our upkeep."
Kevin's family
access_time 15 hours ago
Kevin received a $512 second payment.
"Before GiveDirectly came, I did not have a stable source of income since I was working as a casual laborer in a nearby car wash which was not enough to meet all my needs well. On the days when there was no work, my spouse brought out arguments over money-related issues that I did not like. This is why I chose to buy a motorcycle and start a bodaboda since it's very marketable in our area. Today, I get enough profits from the business without a miss which has really helped me grow financially and meet the small needs on time. As a result, we are now living peacefully with my spouse since I am able to meet my obligation as the man of the house. At the same time, having paid dowry for my wife is another difference I have gained from GiveDirectly because I have good relationship with my in-laws and full ownership of my wife as custom matters are considered."