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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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Caren's family
access_time 22 days ago
Caren received a $441 second payment.
"At the moment, I have a new goal to start a poultry project that will help in sorting the daily household expenses and even bigger bills in the future. I am doing an egg-collection business that has proven functional since I have registered a good profit from the same. Through the informal saving group, I will soon be able to fund the purchase of the construction materials and the chicks to kick-start the project."
Richard's family
access_time 22 days ago
Richard received a $441 second payment.
"My new goal now is to focus on purchasing pipes for irrigation on my farm. I bought a water tank and I wish to start horticulture farming. Planting crops like tomatoes, potatoes, and beans. I have harvested the water and I wish to do irrigation on my farm. This will enable me to conduct horticulture farming throughout the year without being affected by the drought."
Evaline's family
access_time 22 days ago
Evaline received a $441 second payment.
"I do not have any new goals now. I wish to focus on the farming that I usually do to ensure that I get enough food for the family. I will be in a position to get some income through the sales of surplus produces."
Carroline's family
access_time 25 days ago
Carroline received a $442 second payment.
"My new goal is to be able to cement the floor of my house. When I received a transfer from GiveDirectly I used the first one to build a new house. The house has not been cemented and I look forward to having it complete. My plan is to save up enough money from the casual work that I engage in and inturn use it to cement the floor."
Shadrack's family
access_time 25 days ago
Shadrack received a $442 second payment.
"After spending all the transfers on the goals I had, I am still looking forward to making improvements, especially in furnishing the new house I constructed. Alongside the completion of the construction outlook, I also need a larger water tank to collect the rainwater from the roof during rainy seasons. I am glad that even though I have no money at the moment; I believe the running projects and the small savings I had been making will make the purchase possible."
Jackline's family
access_time 25 days ago
Jackline received a $457 second payment.
"So far I am satisfied with the milestones that I have achieved courtesy of the transfer that I received, It has been of great impact on my life. I don't have any new goals at the moment due to the school fees responsibilities. I am so grateful for the funds that came at the right time of need to improve my life."
Beatrice's family
access_time 25 days ago
Beatrice received a $442 second payment.
"My new goal is to build a shop next to our compound. In this shop, I will be selling industry goods such as foodstuffs and other basic household needs. The goal is to diversify our sources of income and better our living standards as a family. This idea came about because of the gap that I saw within our village, people travel for quite a long distance to buy these commodities. The motorcycle that we bought has enabled us to accumulate enough money from my husband's masonry work since his mobility has been enhanced. We are only waiting for him to be paid for some work that he recently undertook and we will be able to use the money to start off this business. The success of this project will be largely attributed to the support we received from GiveDirectly and we will be very happy and grateful about this."
Serem's family
access_time 26 days ago
Serem received a $457 second payment.
"My desire is for me to be able to start a charity organisation or a foundation that would help the needy and orphans in our locality. Though the major challenge currently is the finances."
Jackline's family
access_time 26 days ago
Jackline received a $457 second payment.
"We have a house that is yet to be completed and I intend to finish its construction in a few months to come when my business will have established. I am hopeful that with the profits fr the business, I will be able to purchase the materials needed for the completion. I will be glad to move into a more spacious house and for my family to enjoy a better shelter."
Lydia's family
access_time 26 days ago
Lydia received a $442 second payment.
"My new goal is to further my studies. Recently I completed a certificate in hairdressing and beauty therapy course and my plan is to do a diploma course in the same. This will equip me more to my ultimate goal of opening a cosmetics shop that will help me meet the needs of my family in a much more easier manner. I am so much focused on saving enough money currently in an effort to raise enough to achieve this dream."