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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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Annah's family
access_time 2 days ago
Annah received a $518 second payment.
"Paying school fees for several children in various levels of learning institutions is quite an uphill task. This is is the situation I am in. I was already contemplating selling the only dairy cow that I am remaining with to meet the needs. I am glad that these transfers came in at the right time since I would have lost the cow. Thanks to GiveDiretly for holding our hands."
Betty's family
access_time 2 days ago
Betty received a $460 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I felt very happy because I was sure of buying oxen for ploughing my farm land."
Magarita's family
access_time 2 days ago
Magarita received a $460 initial payment.
"My life has improved because I now sleep on a decent bed and mattress and I can now eat a balanced diet because I am able to buy any food I want with the money I received. Previously, I was sleeping on a very old mattress and ate only greens on a daily basis."
Mislem's family
access_time 2 days ago
Mislem received a $460 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the over whelming joy I feel having managed to get back my family land that will enable us to embark on large scale farming as farming is a back borne in a family."
Livingstone's family
access_time 2 days ago
Livingstone received a $501 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in that I would not be in a position to buy two dairy goats which have always my wish. I would not have renovated my house to look nice. I am so much happy because my living standard has changed."
Geofrey's family
access_time 2 days ago
Geofrey received a $460 initial payment.
"The moment I received my first transfer, I felt so happy knowing that I would spent it in my own way and unconditionally."
Hillary's family
access_time 2 days ago
Hillary received a $21 twenty-third payment.
"I expect my life to have improved in the next six months because I will be having more sheep to my flock. I will be using the transfers to buy one every one month. This means that I will have about 5 more sheep. This will then give me a lot of money on selling the sheep. They multiply quickly and make me financially able to provide for my family. In the next six months, I will be able to take my household through famine without lacking too much on basic needs."
Peter's family
access_time 2 days ago
Peter received a $501 second payment.
"For quite some time I had been trying to gather resources to enable me to acquire a new piece of land of my own but that wasn't easy for me with the little income which I usually get from casual jobs and farming. After I received my transfers, I opted to invest in livestock so that I would make more money when I resell this livestock in the near future. Hope the money which I will receive from it will be enough to buy a reasonable size of land. Owning such stock at my age is a great achievement which I wouldn't have acquired anytime soon. I am grateful to give Directly for helping to make a step towards achieving my dream."
Kipyegon's family
access_time 2 days ago
Kipyegon received a $240 second payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that I would have transferred all the tea seedling from the nursery bed to the farm. I will devote much of my time to other income-generating activities which will boost my daily income."
Merab's family
access_time 2 days ago
Merab received a $460 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I felt so happy. This is because of the Grace God rendered for me to receive this amount of money."