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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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Gilbert's family
access_time 2 days ago
Gilbert received a $442 second payment.
"Before, I had no where to get money to do certain things on time, like ploughing and weeding gardens. I couldn't afford feeding regularly or even buy basic household item like soap. Now life is different in that I can afford food regularly and meet daily home expenses. There's peace of mind because things you wish to do happen on time, thanks to GiveDirectly. "
Augustine's family
access_time 2 days ago
Augustine received a $442 second payment.
"My life is different in that, I have bought construction materials that I intend to use for constructing an iron roofed. I am expecting to be relieved from the burden of renovating the grass thatched hut that I currently stay in given the fact that grass is scarce in our community."
Geofrey's family
access_time 3 days ago
Geofrey received a $442 second payment.
"My life has changed in that, I have got two acres of land which cultivated and I believe my yields will increase this season. I was also able to complete my house that had stayed for 5 years. Before receiving this transfer, I didn't have enough money to acquire additional acres of land and to complete my house."
Isaac's family
access_time 3 days ago
Isaac received a $460 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I felt so happy for got money that would help me invest since it was my plan to at least own cattle as an asset."
Grace's family
access_time 3 days ago
Grace received a $460 initial payment.
"I'm so happy that this money helped me acquire some items which were lacking in my household. Previously I owned livestock but I sold all in order to pay school fees for the children. I'm so glad that I managed to buy a cow that will reproduce and supply me with milk for consumption and sale. If it wasn't of GiveDirectly I wouldn't have been in position to pay school fees for my children. I'm proud that when this children complete their education the future will be bright for them. Finally I managed to replace my old shamy household items like mattress, Bed sheets, clothes and curtains that have made my house presentable when I have visitors."
Winny's family
access_time 3 days ago
Winny received a $23 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months, we would like to buy a piece of land where we will carry out more farming activities. The current piece of land is smaller and we would like to do more farming. I believe that we will have more spaces for farming and that we will lack no food anymore having enough space for farming."
Stella's family
access_time 3 days ago
Stella received a $442 second payment.
"Currently my life has changed in that I now have money at hand that enables me to acquire my daily needs as food and others as I please. In addition to this, I am very grateful to GiveDirectly for having given me money that helped me treat my child that had taken poison. I would not be able to treat him if I had no money."
Florence's family
access_time 3 days ago
Florence received a $442 second payment.
"My life has changed in that, I have managed to renovate my house and buy for my children new mattresses and bed sheets which has made me very happy. Previously, I didn't have enough money to renovate my house since the little I got from agricultural produce was spent on children's education and food. Some of my children slept on mats and others on very old mattresses."
Mary's family
access_time 3 days ago
Mary received a $442 second payment.
"My life is different now because I was able to renovate my house immediately after it was burnt down. If I had not received this money, my life would really be miserable since I had no where to get much money to build a simple or renovate my house. The mere thought of this makes me really grateful to GiveDirectly."
Ramanzan's family
access_time 3 days ago
Ramanzan received a $460 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I live each day stress free since I made a deposit on an acre of land. With this land, I hope to cultivate on it and produce more food for my family. I have been living on one acre of land and on which I also built my home."