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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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Japheth's family
access_time almost 3 years ago
Japheth received a $99 initial payment.
"I'm planning to buy a pool table with the transfer for business purpose."
Fibi's family
access_time almost 3 years ago
Fibi received a $493 second payment.
"GiveDirectly gives directly while other NGOs give through schools."
Morris's family
access_time almost 3 years ago
Morris received a $493 second payment.
"GiveDirectly doesn't have a lot of processes while other NGOs have a lot of processes."
Mercy's family
access_time almost 3 years ago
Mercy received a $99 initial payment.
"I'm planning to buy a tailoring machine with a portion of the transfer since I'm a trained tailor. I'm also planning to enlarge my house because my current house is too small."
Cosmas's family
access_time almost 3 years ago
Cosmas received a $99 initial payment.
"I'm planning to settle some land bill I purchased on credit. I'm also planning to fence the very land I purchased then build a larger house with the remaining amount because my current house is smaller in size."
Domtila's family
access_time almost 3 years ago
Domtila received a $99 initial payment.
"I plan to pay school fees for my daughter who is seating for her final secondary exams this year. My house is in very poor condition, I therefore hope to buy ironsheet and build an iron roofed house. I also hope to take care of my sick son and meet his medical expenses. I also hope to help my other son to build a house because he has no income, and buy cattle for keeping."
David's family
access_time almost 3 years ago
David received a $99 initial payment.
"I'm planning to use a portion of the transfer to build a new home because where I established my current house is being deputed and some people want me to vacate the land I inherited from my deceased father. I'm also planning to invest the remaining amount in livestock."
Lilian's family
access_time almost 3 years ago
Lilian received a $99 initial payment.
"I'm planning to pay fees to my son with a portion of the transfer. I'm also planning to repair my house because it is in bad position while the remaining portion I'll invest in livestock."
Ezra's family
access_time almost 3 years ago
Ezra received a $99 initial payment.
"I'm planning to pay dowry with a portion of the transfer. I'm also planning to replace my roofing with new iron sheets because the current ones are too old and leaking."
Beatrice's family
access_time almost 3 years ago
Beatrice received a $99 initial payment.
"I'm planning to cement both floor and walls of my house because at the moment it is soil and demands frequent repairs which is also expensive. I'm also planning to buy some livestock with the remaining portion of the transfer."