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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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Joyce's family
access_time 8 days ago
Joyce received a $450 second payment.
"The cash transfers uplifted my family from poverty. For instance,we were able to restock our retail shop. This earns the family daily income. I am also glad that we were able to settle old loans that had accumulated over a long period of time."
Moses's family
access_time 8 days ago
Moses received a $450 second payment.
"The cash transfers empowered me to hire a piece of farm land. I have been able to cultivate cassava and maize on this large piece of land. This will ensure enough food supply for my new family. More so, the cash transfers enabled me to start up a livestock sale business which is sustaining the family. I can only thank GiveDirectly for being humanitarian enough to support the poor."
Josaphat's family
access_time 8 days ago
Josaphat received a $248 second payment.
"In the next six months of my life, I would wish that Give Directly add us more money so that I can use it to complete my house and invest some in business. I am very grateful for the much they have already given me although I wouldn't mind if they added me more money. I would be very happy because I will now focus on investing money on other income generating activities."
Maria's family
access_time 8 days ago
Maria received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"The new goal that I would wish to achieve in the next four months is to build an iron-roofed house. Currently, I am living in a grass thatched house which is usually difficult to maintain. The material that is used to maintain this kind of house has been depleted. They are usually very difficult to find in the market. I am planning to build another permanent house that is easy to maintain and will last longer"
Grace's family
access_time 8 days ago
Grace received a $248 second payment.
"Currently, I do not have a reliable source of income. The only source of income I have is burning charcoal for sale and the income I earn from it can only cater for the basic needs such as food. For the next six months of my life, I would wish to start up a business but this can only happen if I get the capital."
Hellen's family
access_time 8 days ago
Hellen received a $517 second payment.
"There is really a big difference now that I received transfers from GiveDirectly compared to if I had not received. Many things have changed which I feel they would not have been in existence without the transfers. I would still be suffering from a lot of insufficiencies among them is milk which I was always buying unlike now when I have my own cow. I had a small house but I have managed to construct a large and decent one at the moment."
Gideon's family
access_time 8 days ago
Gideon received a $488 third payment.
"My life has transformed a lot because initially I was employed by someone else but right now I am proud to say that I am self employed through the motorbike business operations. There is nothing satisfying and gratifying as being self-employed. Were it not for the transfers from Give Directly, I do not think I would have been self-employed to date."
David's family
access_time 8 days ago
David received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months, my life will not be the same again since I will have started a poultry keeping project. This project will be my alternative source of income apart from dairy and crop farming. I will be using the money derived from this project to provide for my family needs and use the money from the other projects to support my children's education."
David's family
access_time 8 days ago
David received a $450 second payment.
"My life is better now because I sleep in an iron roofed house that I constructed with the GiveDirectly transfers. I have married my wife officially by paying dowery, this has gained me respect from both in laws and my wife. Previously, both my wife and her parents did not respect me and I was sleeping in a leaky hut."
Anna's family
access_time 8 days ago
Anna received a $450 second payment.
"There is a big difference in my life because I managed to pay my child's school fees in time. The transfers also facilitated agricultural activities and I am hopeful of getting good harvest come the season. Prior to receiving this money, my child could not stay at school due to lack of finacial support."