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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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Elija's family
access_time 2 days ago
Elija received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect in the next six months to have saved money and bought a goat in the near future when it shall have reproduced, I will sell them and buy a dairy cow. I believe through this, I will earn an extra income through the sale of milk to cater to my family's needs."
Eunice's family
access_time 2 days ago
Eunice received a $23 eighth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to own a salon. Once I complete my coursework, I will save the transfers that GiveDirectly will send me and use it to start up a salon shop. My training on hairdressing will be in handy in the day to day running of the shop. The salon shop will act as my primary source of livelihood."
Maryann's family
access_time 2 days ago
Maryann received a $367 second payment.
"I spent part of my transfers to expand my business and to pay school fees for my child. I fry and sell french fries in my neighborhood in Mlango Kubwa village. I started this business late last year in 2018, after I received my first transfers. I used to hawk clothes here in Mathare before I received my first transfers. My clothes business started regressing and I would go even for three days without selling any clothes. This greatly slowed down my income. I thought of the idea to begin selling french fries as I saw that there are many primary school going children in my neighborhood, who enjoy this delicacy. This business has picked up well and I am assured everyday of some income."
Daisy's family
access_time 2 days ago
Daisy received a $23 eighth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that I will have bought two goats. My current goat will have also reproduced and increase in number. With this, I will be knowing that I am also almost fulfilling my dream of owning a cow and later a plot. I will also be in the process of opening a shop. This shop will act as my source of income and I will be using the money I will be getting to support my family."
Benedate's family
access_time 2 days ago
Benedate received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I will have joined a college. I will be using the money I get from the farm projects I started with the transfers. This is from selling milk and eggs. The next transfers will also help me through college education."
Jane's family
access_time 2 days ago
Jane received a $530 second payment.
"I did not have a good house, and the house I was living in was small and in poor condition. At the moment, I have managed to to live in a big house which I could never dreamed of. I was stranded with the child who is in secondary school because of school fees. This was after my son happened to had accumulated fees balance in school. I am happy now because I managed to clear the whole school fees, and have a peaceful mind."
James's family
access_time 2 days ago
James received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to start my own sugar cane farm from which I will earn more income. This will help me raise some extra money that I will use to pay school fee for my children in secondary school. For several years, I had been desiring to start sugarcane farming since it yields much."
Philip's family
access_time 2 days ago
Philip received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to lead a better life. We shall be having adequate milk for consumption by my family because we shall have purchased a lactating cow. Subsequently, I will save lots of money which could have been used to purchase the milk. Besides, we shall be residing in a new and better house because we are currently residing in a grass-thatched house. Hence, I look forward to a happier family in the future."
James's family
access_time 2 days ago
James received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect in the next six months to shall have saved money and buy a dairy cow, I believe I will earn an extra income through the sale of milk to cater to my family's needs."
Geofrey's family
access_time 2 days ago
Geofrey received a $23 twelfth payment.
"My life will change because I will have accumulated enough cash that will enable me to buy a piece of land where I will build my own house and live there with my family in a more comfortable manner. I no longer want to stay in the rental house because I think I have come of age and I now have the financial ability to get a piece of land and build a niece house. Of-course getting a new house has never been a walk in the park for anyone who has walked down that line but I believe that with dedication, I will eventually get there."