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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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Joyce's family
access_time 15 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."
Japhet's family
access_time 15 hours ago
Japhet received a $22 twentieth payment.
"I expect my life to be much better because of the power saw that I will be owning. I will be making money from every inch of wood that I saw. I will be a technician and the owner at the same time which means I will be making more than the money I make from working as a menial laborer in the sector. My needs will be well catered for because of the income generation form the business that I will be running."
John's family
access_time 15 hours ago
John received a $22 twentieth payment.
"I expect my life yo be better. I will be producing milk form the heifer I bought. The sheep that I recently bought will have multiplied. I will have completed my house construction. I will be living in a better house because it is a timber wall that is better than the mud hut I currently use. This home improvement is the next big thing that I want to achieve."
Mary's family
access_time 15 hours ago
Mary received a $22 twentieth payment.
"My life will be way much better in the next six months because with the grocery shop, I will have a ready market for my produce. with the income I will generate, It will also help me boost my farming skill such that I will now afford to purchase how quality seeds and fertilizers. I will no longer depend so much on my children for upkeep"
Leah's family
access_time 16 hours ago
Leah received a $22 twentieth payment.
"I believe by six months, My life would have really changed. My business will have expanded from retail to wholesale hence I will no longer get tired moving from one market to another. This will allow me to spend a lot of time at home. Besides, I will be able to supervise home activities as I run my business. I will also be generating more income which will enable me to cater to my family needs"
Selina's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Selina received a $530 initial payment.
"Ever since I received my transfer, my life has never been the same again. This is because I have been able to prepare my farm for the planting season early unlike before. I have bought enough maize seeds and tilled the farm and I am now waiting for the rains to start so that I can plant. Previously, this would always take most of my time and I would end up planting late. This always resulted in low yields which would not last us till the next harvesting season. Being able to do timely preparation is the biggest difference in my daily life as I am now optimistic of a good harvest."
Janet's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Janet received a $530 initial payment.
"It was early in the morning after waking up when I decided to go through my phone. It came as a surprise to me when I realized that GiveDirectly had finally sent us the promised money. I became so happy and I immediately called my spouse and informed him of the good news. He was also overjoyed upon hearing of the good news and asked me if I had indeed verified if it was true."
Joanes's family
access_time 18 hours ago
Joanes received a $22 twenty-first payment.
"For me to change my life, I will have to make sure that I work extra hard by doing more of the manual jobs which can earn me some returns which I then use to pay school fees for my kids. In addition to the jobs, I will rely on the monthly transfers from GD to boost my earnings. Based on this, I am sure that my kids will go to school without being worried about being sent away due to fees arrears."