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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.
Kang'ombe's family
access_time 2 days ago
Kang'ombe received a $27 twenty-sixth payment.
"During the dry season, there is a scarcity of fresh vegetables, which increases my desire to provide the local community with a consistent supply of relish. This would save them the inconvenience of traveling long distances just to obtain relish. I aim to achieve this dream by establishing a kiosk where I will sell dried fish and omena, making them readily available for consumption. Simultaneously, I aim to increase my sources of income to continually support my children."
Lucky's family
access_time 2 days ago
Lucky received a $27 fourteenth payment.
"With the aim of achieving financial freedom, my current goal is to join welding school. Recognizing that education is a powerful tool for unlocking opportunities, I am committed to acquiring knowledge and skills that will pave the way for a prosperous future. By investing in my education, I am taking a significant step towards building a solid foundation for financial independence.I now have $40 saved towards my enrolment to the welding school that needs $80, which I feel is a good progress toward achieving my goal."
Irene's family
access_time 2 days ago
Irene received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"My goal still stands that I would wish to enroll in a tailoring course. Faced with unemployment and a lack of skills, I recognize the transformative power of education. By gaining expertise in tailoring, I aim to not only enhance my employability but also unleash my creative potential. Joining college and acquiring these skills is not just a personal aspiration; it's a step toward a more stable future for my family. I believe that with the right training, I can secure a job that not only fulfills me but also contributes to our family's well-being. Through this journey, I hope to support my husband in shouldering the responsibilities of raising our children and fostering a future where financial stability and personal fulfillment intertwine. Additionally, I would wish to be reunited with my husband and have a happy family again . Our family union was a bit cut short after my parents came for me just because my husband had not paid the dowry which he had promised to pay this month using his few savings."
Zawadi's family
access_time 2 days ago
Zawadi received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"I wish to build a house for my daughters so that they can have a secure place to sleep. Currently, they've been staying at their brother's house, but when he returns home with his family, they have no choice but to find accommodation elsewhere, often having to borrow space from neighbors for the night. Thanks to the cash I received from the Merry-go-round, which I saved using the GiveDirectly funds, I now have three iron sheets, with a plan to buy three more iron sheets quarterly to complete the house, aiming to provide my children with a two-roomed house"
Mwalimu's family
access_time 2 days ago
Mwalimu received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"The final step in completing the construction of my house is to install the roof, which will require 14 pieces of iron sheets. I intend to utilize my upcoming transfers to gradually purchase these iron sheets, acquiring them bit by bit until I reach the necessary quantity. I am immensely grateful for the financial support provided by the transfers, as it plays a pivotal role in enabling me to achieve my goal of homeownership. With each step forward, I am filled with gratitude for the opportunity to turn my dream into a reality, and I remain determined to see this project through to its completion."
Jumwa's family
access_time 2 days ago
Jumwa received a $27 twenty-sixth payment.
"As I embark on the journey, my primary focus is prioritizing my health. Recognizing the importance of a thorough medical examination as advised by the doctors, I am determined to utilize the upcoming transfers to seek the necessary medical attention. My goal is not only to address my current health condition but also to pave the way for a future filled with vitality and well-being. In the coming year and beyond, I aspire to cultivate a lifestyle that honors and cherishes the gift of health, embracing each moment as an opportunity for growth and healing."
Sidi's family
access_time 2 days ago
Sidi received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"I'm eager to break free from the confines of my grandson's house and reclaim my independence by focusing on completing the construction of my own home. With determination fueling my every step, I will diligently work on purchasing the remaining materials needed, piecing together my dream house bit by bit until it stands tall. This is about carving out my own space, a shelter where I can thrive and be myself."
Katana's family
access_time 2 days ago
Katana received a $27 fourteenth payment.
"I have decided to allocate my upcoming transfers towards purchasing more medicinal drugs to manage my mental illness. These medications are crucial in preventing the frequent recurrence of my condition and maintaining my overall well-being. Additionally, having funds set aside will provide me with peace of mind, knowing that I can cover any hospital bills in case I need to undergo further check-ups or treatment. I am profoundly grateful for the financial support I have received from the transfers, as it has been instrumental in helping me manage my mental health condition. This assistance has provided me with the means to access necessary medications and healthcare services, ultimately contributing to my overall stability and well-being."
Selina's family
access_time 2 days ago
Selina received a $27 eighteenth payment.
"My goal is to continue supporting the education of my six children. The oldest one is in form two, and the youngest is in grade one. I am pleased that one of them recently obtained sponsorship for her high school education, which means I will only need to cover expenses for her materials like books and uniforms. This allows me to better support her five siblings, which I plan to do through the transfers and any extra earnings from my palm wine-selling business. I firmly believe that education is essential in ensuring that they secure a brighter future that will expose them to better job opportunities. With education, they can support themselves and even provide support for me back here in the village."
Jacob's family
access_time 2 days ago
Jacob received a $27 fourteenth payment.
"As a form one student, my goal is to ensure continued support for my education. To achieve this, I established a chicken-rearing project last year through the transfers. I am pleased that the proceeds from this endeavor have assisted me in covering needs such as school fees when I was initially joining secondary school. Currently, I have at least 50 chickens, and my aim is to expand this flock. I believe that during financial emergencies, both at home and at school, I can sell some of them to raise money. With the transfers scheduled to end before I finish form four in the next four years, chicken rearing will ensure that my school fees are covered even beyond the transfers."