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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.
Kabibi's family
access_time 4 days ago
Kabibi received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"My current dwelling has been in a state of disrepair for several years, causing persistent concern. Regrettably, I lacked the necessary financial means to embark on any renovations, and the lingering instability of the house has been a constant worry. However, upon receiving these recent transfers, I made a firm commitment to address this issue. My plan is to gradually purchase at least two iron sheets every month, with the ultimate objective of acquiring a total of 20. This accumulation of iron sheets is the first step in my endeavor to restore my home to its former state of decency. Once I have amassed the required iron sheets, I will then focus on procuring the necessary building poles to initiate the renovation process."
Shida's family
access_time 4 days ago
Shida received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"Currently, my primary focus is on acquiring a goat and repairing my house. I have already obtained two goats from previous cash transfers. I believe that owning goats will enable me to generate sufficient wealth even after the transfers end, ensuring I can continue supporting the education of my three grandchildren. Their mother, my daughter, is paralyzed in one leg and cannot engage in strenuous work to generate income. As a result, the children rely on me and my husband for their needs. Additionally, I aim to repair my house, which is on the brink of collapse due to damage from the recent rains. I plan to reinforce its foundation by building concrete pillars at each corner and replacing the old building poles with new ones. I hope that the cash transfers will help me achieve these goals."
Karisa's family
access_time 4 days ago
Karisa received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"My most important goal in life is to support the education of my four children until they complete at least college. Two of them graduated from elementary school last year but did not earn sufficient grades to join high school. I planned to enroll them in hairdressing and electrical installation courses as per their preferences, but I have not had the financial means to do so. I am hoping that by next year, I will have saved enough funds to send them to college. To continue supporting them and their two younger siblings, I also intend to expand my livestock-rearing venture as a means of creating wealth. Currently, I have three sheep and seven goats, most of which I acquired through the cash transfers, and I plan to increase the herd."
Jumaa's family
access_time 4 days ago
Jumaa received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"I have always held a desire to start a vegetable-selling business, but financial constraints, especially regarding food, have hindered me from pursuing this dream. I am glad that the recent rainy season enabled successful farming, and we were able to harvest enough food to sustain my family for the next few months. This provides me with an opportunity to invest the cash transfers into the business, and I am excited to take the first steps. My long-term vision is to expand this business into a kiosk, but for now, I want to establish a strong foundation. The income generated from this business will help cover school fees for my seven children and ensure they have enough food, even after the cash transfers cease."
Furaha's family
access_time 4 days ago
Furaha received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"Looking ahead to the coming years, my goal is to extend one of the rooms in our two-room house. The current space is not sufficient, especially when we have visitors, as both rooms are usually occupied by my children my husband, and me. I am tired of having to rely on relatives to provide shelter for our guests, and I want to change that. I plan to start buying building materials like iron sheets and building poles and hire someone to help me build the extension. Since my income from selling sardines is not enough to fund this project, and my husband's income from house construction jobs is inconsistent, my goal is to use the cash transfers to achieve this objective."
Kadzo's family
access_time 4 days ago
Kadzo received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"I used to engage in manual labor and various informal occupations, such as charcoal production and sales, to support myself financially. However, due to my advancing age, I have lost the physical capacity to continue these activities. Additionally, I am grappling with severe hypertension, which has confined me to my home for a significant portion of my time. Managing this health condition requires me to undergo regular medical treatment. Unfortunately, my sons, who typically provide me with financial support, are already burdened with their own financial responsibilities, including caring for larger families, covering school fees, and meeting various other needs. Consequently, I find myself relying solely on the financial assistance I receive through transfers. Given my inability to work due to health constraints, my primary objective is to invest in goats. As they multiply, I can subsequently sell them to generate a steady income. Currently, I am the proud owner of five goats, and I have ambitious plans to acquire more in the upcoming year and beyond."
Kahaso's family
access_time 4 days ago
Kahaso received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"I talked about my children in school but I also have children out of school. I have two of my children who finished form four but cannot join secondary school because I cannot afford to take them to school. I dig up tree stumps and sell in order to make some cash but the money I make from this is not sufficient to pay school fees for all the eight of my children. I hope that as from beginning next year I will have some money to enroll the two into secondary school which ensures that all my children are able to get through school."
Rachel's family
access_time 4 days ago
Rachel received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"My objective is to establish a small-scale enterprise focused on selling vegetables. The dry season presents a prime opportunity for my business to flourish, as the demand during this period is remarkably high. I anticipate making substantial sales during this time. Furthermore, in addition to the vegetable business, I aspire to venture into poultry farming as well. The income generated from these endeavors will play a crucial role in meeting my family's financial needs. It will also alleviate the burden on my husband, who currently earns a modest income as a security guard at Bengoni Primary School. I am delighted with the progress I have made since receiving funds from Give Directly. Notably, I am now the proud owner of five goats, all made possible by the transfer. The support I have received has not only provided me with the means to pursue my entrepreneurial aspirations but has also positively impacted our family's overall well-being. I am grateful for the opportunities that have come our way, and I look forward to the future with optimism."
Agnes's family
access_time 4 days ago
Agnes received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"I've been living with my children in an old, dilapidated house, and my top priority is finishing our new home. Each month, I'm saving a portion of our transfers, hoping to make this dream a reality. Having a secure place of our own will mean a lot to me. I'm content and at peace with the progress I've made so far."
Kanyalu's family
access_time 4 days ago
Kanyalu received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"My main objective for the upcoming year and beyond is to invest in the acquisition of goats for the purpose of rearing. As these goats multiply and mature over time, my intention is to sell them, thereby yielding a profit. This venture holds significant importance as it will not only facilitate the education of my children but also provide a stable source of income to cover our daily expenses. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Give Directly for their invaluable assistance, which has not only transformed my own life but has also contributed positively to the well-being of my entire community."