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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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Eucabeth's family
access_time 18 hours ago
Eucabeth received a $526 second payment.
"My life has changed in that, I am now capable of doing my own things without being looked at as liability by my in-laws. My child is going to school, I have built a good house, and I have managed to lease land for sugarcane plantation."
Pamela's family
access_time 18 hours ago
Pamela received a $526 second payment.
"My life has got a very big different in that, the house I had before was small and could not accommodate the family members, we were confined into a small house, and sometimes confidentiality could be difficult because we were sleeping in a single room. I was being forced by the fact that I was poor to beg for chairs from neighbours. This could result to gossip and this bred to stigmatization in my life. Thank God for GiveDirectly."
Sellin's family
access_time 18 hours ago
Sellin received a $526 second payment.
"My life is different in that, I used to live in a small house with poor condition. I now live in a house that I could not believe to have. I have also expanded the business and it is gainful, and this, I believe will sustain my income for family use."
Joseph's family
access_time 18 hours ago
Joseph received a $526 second payment.
"My life is different in that, I could have been a dead man by now, but I am a live because of GD. Cancer is a deadly disease and it's management requires a lot of resources which by then was limited. "
Rehema's family
access_time 20 hours ago
Rehema received a $526 second payment.
"My life is very different in that I managed to renovate the roof of my house which was grass thatched,leaky and old with an iron sheet one. I have stress free nights unlike before when I used to beg for sleeping spaces in other people's houses during rainy seasons. Sometimes, we could be forced to converge at a corner with my husband and children since almost every part of the roof was leaky. This even exposed us to cold related diseases like pneumonia that made us weak and unable to execute our daily chores with vigour. I paid school fees for my three children who are in both secondary level and vocational training institution. Education is the best inheritance I could give to them and I hope that they could lead a better life that mine. I used the remaining part of the transfer to invest in sugarcane farming which gives me hope for the future. I believe to harvest in the next two years and save for the advancement of my children education to university level. Thanks to GiveDirectly transfers that came handy at real time of need."
James's family
access_time 20 hours ago
James received a $526 second payment.
"My life is very different in that I managed to clear fees arrears for my brother who is in secondary level. He was known as a person who could drop out of school anytime as poverty was obvious and the order of the day. He was almost losing hope in education as he was being kicked out of class due to lack of school fees. This made him lose lessons and exams as well and really discouraging. For the first time, he was congratulated as one of the students with responsible parents to have cleared fees arrears in advance. I feel honoured as well of being a responsible brother and always gets encouraged when I see his improvements in academic performance. I am an investor and not a casual labor when it comes to sugarcane farming which is the main and rewarding economic activity in this region. The two hectares of sugarcane farm that I own give me hope for financial flow and economic empowerment for the better. Thanks to GiveDirectly transfers."
Beatrice's family
access_time 21 hours ago
Beatrice received a $526 second payment.
"My life is currently different from how it was in that, I was able to build a kitchen and also paid my school fees. I am glad that, I did not miss the final exams this year due to lack of school fees. Having a decent kitchen has also given me peace of mind because I do not have to share the place with the animals which are normally messy. I can comfortably store my food without being contaminated."
Caroline's family
access_time 21 hours ago
Caroline received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, My life will have changed in that I will have bought a parcel of land. I plan to do this by taking a loan and top it up using the money I get as a farm caretaker. I work fo my brother who left his tea farm under my care and went o work in the city, The savings I have made from the salary he gives me will top up the loan that I will take. I will buy a piece of land where I can settle my family in. Being a single mother means so much pain and poverty but the empowerment from GiveDirectly is leading me out of the bondage. I will be having my own parcel of land in the next six months."
Eunice's family
access_time 21 hours ago
Eunice received a $253 second payment.
"In the next six months, my new goal is to start up a business of selling second-hand clothes. Second-hand clothes are easy to get and will go very fast as long as I target the right clients. From the business, I shall be able to generate some income which I shall use to pay school fees for my children. I always feel like a burden to my husband since I am jobless and depend on him on almost everything. But with this business I will be adding value to my home. I shall also be independent hence I shall not rely too much on my husband who is currently staying in Nairobi."
Emily's family
access_time 21 hours ago
Emily received a $526 second payment.
"My life is currently different than it was before in that I currently live in my own house where I am no longer afraid of rainfall. Previously, I was living in a small single-roomed house which was not only inadequate for my family but also leaky and uncomfortable to live in. Whenever there was a change in weather condition, I could send my children to my neighborhood in order to secure a better accommodation for them. This was hectic because I could help them wade over the mud, an experienced none of us loved. I thank God for GiveDirectly's financial support. I have now built a big house that can accommodate all of us"