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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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Mercy's family
access_time 2 days ago
Mercy received a $23 twenty-fourth payment.
"I believe that my life will have changed in the next six months in that I will have opened a salon business. By this time, I will be working towards expanding it so that the profits I will be making will increase. As a way of expanding this business, I am intending to be selling beauty products within the premises. This will enable me to have a variety of customers and also maintain them. I will be using the profits I will incur from this business to achieve all this."
Festus's family
access_time 2 days ago
Festus received a $23 twenty-fourth payment.
"My dream has always been to own a motorcycle but I have not been able to achieve this due to lack of money. Due to this, I am planning to start saving towards achieving this dream. In the next six months, I expect that my life will have changed in that I will have sold some of my farm produce. I will use this income to expand my current business so that the profit margin will increase. I will be saving part of this profit so that I will later use it to purchase a motorcycle. With this, my life will be transforming continuously as I will look for one of the youths in our area to operate it. It will also help me to have a continuous source of income."
Kadzo's family
access_time 2 days ago
Kadzo received a $545 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is the certainty that I have of acquiring a new spacious house that would fit my family so well. This will guarantee their privacy as compared to the as small squeezed house that we are staying in with my children. Secondly, I now have enough rest that enables me to do my household chores and work on our own farm without getting exhausted so fast because I no longer sleep on sacks like before after buying a mattress."
Robert's family
access_time 2 days ago
Robert received a $40 fourteenth payment.
"I spent my transfer on boosting my cloth business by adding more stock of clothes to the business. I am determined to make the business stable since it is all I depend on and will continue to depend on long after the transfers are gone. I also used part of the transfer to buy food for the family. I have realised the secret of reducing my expenditure by buying food in bulk once a month. This is why I chose to buy food in bulk. The remaining amount of money, I have saved to help me during any financial emergency in future."
Angelina's family
access_time 2 days ago
Angelina received a $527 second payment.
"My life is now different because I have added a piece of land that I would not have managed to buy at my own cost. One of my goals has to give my children a home that they can always have pride in. I am a single mother and my biggest ambition has been to be an independent woman and bring up my family at my own place. I feel GiveDirectly has fulfilled this since I have added a piece of land to a small piece I had bought before. I am currently so happy that I have a better space to do some farming and give my children a place too to carry on their activities. I am so happy I enjoy peace of mind and a humble environment in my place struggling to bring up my family. I sincerely thank GiveDirectly for the unconditional transfer I got from."
Paul's family
access_time 2 days ago
Paul received a $40 thirteenth payment.
"I spent part of my transfer to pay school fees arrears for my child who is in primary school. I had received a letter warning me that without paying the money, she will not take lunch in school. I had to do something and then I got the transfers. I am glad I provided for my family without her knowing what was at stake. The rest of the transfer I used on boosting my cloth business by adding more stock. Currently, I am hawking the clothes but when I will have gotten a good stock, I am planning to rent a premise which I know will help improve on my profits to help provide for the family well."
Jackson's family
access_time 2 days ago
Jackson received a $40 thirteenth payment.
"The difference in my daily life since I started receiving these transfers is that I have never missed classes because of fees arrears. This was the case before the transfers because my mother's income from a small hotel business, could not sustain all our household needs and paying school fees for my siblings and I. In most cases when I was sent home for fees arrears, I would have to go for casual work or any other available work to raise money to go back to school. With GD transfers, I have been paying part of my fees arrears bit by bit and in as much as I have not cleared the arrears, I have never been sent home again."
Ednah's family
access_time 2 days ago
Ednah received a $23 twenty-fourth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect that my life shall have changed greatly in that I shall have established my poultry keeping business. This is a project that I am so keen at since it will enable me live a much more better live free from borrowing. Its improvement and establishment shall as well mean that I will have room to think about other meaningful investment opportunities."
Peter's family
access_time 2 days ago
Peter received a $471 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I acquired household items such as a bed and utensils that I did not own previously. I am also glad that I hired additional plots of agricultural land. These will increase my food supply."
Naomy's family
access_time 2 days ago
Naomy received a $527 second payment.
"I am proud to own a dairy cow in my homestead courtesy of GiveDirectlyt. I struggle to bring in assets that I can take pride in and lean on in case of financial needs but this had been challenging due to limited resources. My income has been too small to cater for both household daily needs and investments. I am currently keeping a cow that recently calved thus I have milk for my family consumption and sales. This has greatly changed my life in that I have added assets and I have reduced my household daily expenditure. I expect to have more offsprings which to me which I can always depend on in case of any financial crisis. To me having livestock on my farm is the biggest difference in my daily life."