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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.
Nambuya's family
access_time 23 hours ago
Nambuya received a $1187 second payment.
"She said that she is content with the services"
Wakooli's family
access_time 23 hours ago
Wakooli received a $1187 second payment.
"GiveDirectly transfers is an exception from the rest"
Tusufu's family
access_time 1 day ago
Tusufu received a $24 twenty-second payment.
"Looking ahead, my focus is on establishing a thriving vegetable-selling kiosk in my community. This venture will be a lasting legacy that will endure beyond the conclusion of the project. I am committed to financing this initiative through the proceeds from my chicken business and the transfers I receive, ensuring its sustainability and long-term success. The positive transformation that these transfers have brought to my life fills me with happiness and gratitude."
Kadzo's family
access_time 1 day ago
Kadzo received a $24 twenty-sixth payment.
"This coming year ,my goal is to establish a livestock business focusing on goats. This will improve my family's financial stability even further. I plan to use part of the profits from my sardine business and upcoming transfers to invest in purchasing goats. I believe this venture will provide a sustainable source of income for my family in the long term. Additionally, I aim to continue providing for my children's education and well-being. By investing in their schooling, I am investing in their future and empowering them to achieve their goals. I am grateful for the support I have received from GiveDirectly, which have helped me provide a more sustainable and dignified means of supporting my family. I am confident that I can continue to improve my family's standard of living and contribute positively to my community."
Herbert's family
access_time 1 day ago
Herbert received a $24 twenty-second payment.
"In the coming year, my main goal is to expand my business for increased growth and profit. This expansion will support me in covering school fees for my remaining eight children, who are currently in primary and secondary schools. Presently, I possess a total of twenty-one goats, sheep, and chickens, and I aim to double this number by the end of the year. I plan to achieve this goal by saving and utilizing the transfers I receive. Expanding my business not only secures my income even after the project concludes but also ensures a better future for my family. I am sincerely grateful to this organization for positively transforming my life."
Viola's family
access_time 1 day ago
Viola received a $140 initial payment.
"As a single mother of five, I have been solely reliant on small-scale farming of vegetables and maize, supplemented occasionally by scarce casual labor, to provide for my family's daily needs. The arrival of GiveDirectly brought hope, and their promise was fulfilled with the first transfer I received. To maximize this support, especially knowing there would only be three transfers, I carefully subdivided the funds to meet all we needed. I prioritized investing $142 in purchasing three goats, intending to raise and breed them to create a future financial safety net. With no goats previously, this addition to our farm holds promise for multiplication, with plans to use part of subsequent transfers for more goats. Additionally, I spent $15 on purchasing a pair of black leather shoes for my son in grade 7, who had been depending on the old ones and sometimes walking barefoot to school, and $12 on stationery for all four of my children currently in school, enhancing their learning experience. To improve our household comfort, I used $16 to purchase two chairs to replace makeshift seating arrangements, boosting my confidence in welcoming visitors. I later used the remaining $15 to purchase household essentials, including foodstuffs and toiletries. I eagerly anticipate the subsequent transfer, which I believe will enable us to initiate additional planned projects aimed at further improving our living standards."
Sidi's family
access_time 1 day ago
Sidi received a $24 eighteenth payment.
"The challenges I've faced with finances have driven me to explore investment opportunities in poultry and livestock. I hold a positive outlook that as they multiply, I'll have the opportunity to generate income through future sales. The proceeds will be dedicated to fulfilling my family's needs. I am deeply grateful for the assistance provided through these transfers, as they are instrumental in reshaping my life for the better."
Dama's family
access_time 1 day ago
Dama received a $24 eighteenth payment.
"I remain steadfast in my commitment to realizing my goal of constructing a new house, particularly after the collapse of my previous home during last year's heavy rains. With the acquisition of 16 iron sheets, I am optimistic that I have made significant progress towards this objective. These materials will form the foundation of a new, comfortable dwelling capable of accommodating my family of seven. Moving forward, my focus shifts towards procuring additional construction materials such as poles, nails, doors, and windows. Concurrently, I will begin saving the necessary funds to cover labor costs, ensuring steady progress towards completing the house. The day we achieve our goal and have a new home to call our own will be a joyous occasion, relieving us of the need to share my brother's residence or have my children stay in overcrowded conditions elsewhere. It represents a significant step towards stability and security for my family. Amidst these efforts, I remain dedicated to meeting the basic needs of my children. Their well-being and comfort remain paramount, and I will continue to prioritize their welfare as we work towards realizing our housing goal."
Christine's family
access_time 1 day ago
Christine received a $316 third payment.
"This year and in the years to come, my biggest dream is to ensure that my children can stay in school without any breaks. It's been a constant worry for me, not being able to provide for their education in the past. But now, thanks to GiveDirectly, I'm seeing this dream turn into a reality. With the support I received from GiveDirectly's previous transfers, I was able to open a small kiosk. It might not seem like much to some, but to me, it's a beacon of hope. It's a place where I can sell goods and earn a steady income to support my family. Seeing my children continue their education uninterrupted fills me with immense joy. Education is the key to a better future for them, and I'm determined to make sure they have every opportunity to succeed. As I stand in my kiosk, serving customers and managing my business, I feel a sense of pride and gratitude. GiveDirectly has helped me turn my dreams into reality, and I'm forever thankful for their support. With hard work and determination, I know I can provide for my family and give my children the bright future they deserve."
Kauchi's family
access_time 1 day ago
Kauchi received a $24 eighteenth payment.
"Operating a small grocery business currently, my primary objective is to secure a more substantial source of income before the conclusion of this program. This endeavor aims to prevent a return to the challenges we faced in providing for our children's basic needs in the past. Collaborating with my husband, we have set our sights on acquiring a small piece of land in a nearby shopping center, with a price tag of $300, to establish rental business premises. Upon securing this land, we envision an opportunity to expand our business operations, potentially relocating to the bustling business center. This move would significantly enhance our visibility and attract a larger customer base, thereby fostering business growth and financial stability. To realize this goal, my spouse and I have enlisted in a monthly savings group, each contributing $10. We intend to utilize our savings to partially finance the acquisition of the land, with a target of completing the payment by year's end. While striving towards these long-term objectives, my daily focus remains steadfast on meeting the basic needs of our children. It is my utmost priority to ensure they are well-fed, properly clothed, and attending school without any disruptions that may impede their academic performance. By nurturing their well-being and educational pursuits, I am laying the foundation for their future success and prosperity."