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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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Henry's family
access_time 3 hours ago
Henry enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I face currently is my daughter is epileptic. She falls sick any time and I have spent too much money rescuing her life hence can not save for family development. This is avery reason I have failed to complete my iron-roofed house."
Betty's family
access_time 3 hours ago
Betty enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I face in life is not having a better source of income. I rely on peasant farming and that leaves me with little income due to poor harvests and lot yields as a result of pests, diseases and bad weather conditions. This has rendered my household vulnerable to famine and diseases because, whatever I produce will be sold in order to meet household challenges like medication."
Rose's family
access_time 3 hours ago
Rose enrolled.
"My plan is to spend the money for building iron-roofed house. I currently almost sleep out because my grass thatched house leaks alot since it's grass is roaten. When it rains suffer under coldness and miss sleep and this affects my health. I will have a better shelter after bulding with Givedirectly money. My household members will no longer have aburden of sleepless nights under coldness."
Mirabu's family
access_time 3 hours ago
Mirabu enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I face is lack of an income generating activity. I only rely on crop farming which in most cases is not reliable due to weather issues. I have failed in managing most of my family responsiblities like providing better shelter , food and health care services."
Magdalene's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Magdalene enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I face in my household is having a limited source of income. I have a child who is in senior six. His school fees is more of a burden to me in that any produce that I get through farming goes to pay school fees. This leaves the household with little or no food and income to cater for other demands like medical, clothing, to mention. It's worse if the yields are not high, this brings stress to household members and causes diseases that affect the household further."
Beatrice's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Beatrice enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I face is inability to own a reliable source of income which makes me very vulnerable. I am a housewife relying on the support from my spouse who is working with East African roofings. Some times I need money but he does not have cash at that material makes life difficult hence te need to start up an Income generating activity to sustain my household."
Elizabeth's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Elizabeth enrolled.
"Receiving this money means a boost in income. I plan to build a room for my tailoring business costing 20,000 shillings and buy variety of fabrics worth 25,000 shillings. This will ensure I attract more customers. I will invest the rest of the transfers in indigenous goats and oxen. "
Esther's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Esther enrolled.
"Since I could not afford a sewing machine, I decided to rent one at a cost of 1000 shillings a month. This turned out to be a costly venture as the 1000 I pay is more than what I make within the month by almost 200 shillings. Thus, am always far behind on the rent and cannot meet other needs such as food and education for my kids. "
Asha's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Asha enrolled.
"My biggest hardship is lack of finances to build my own house. After my previous one collapsed and my husband died, I had to seek shelter in my co-wife's house. With a meagre earning of 250 shillings a day, my dream has been far fetched because I also have other needs to meet such as education for my 5 children. "
Jackline's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Jackline enrolled.
"I run a boutique in my village but the business does not produce enough because of insufficient capital. I recently closed it down because I cannot sustain it. My clients are even complaining that they have to travel all the way to Bamba to purchase their desired items. With this demand, I have always wanted to restock my shop. This will help me earn extra income to sustain my family. This will reduce the dependence on my husband who works extra hard to sustain us. Besides, I will purchase cows that I will sell to finance my children's education in future."