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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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Cevin's family
access_time 23 hours ago
Cevin received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to expand my cereal business thus I believe it will attract more customers hence increase in daily sales. I won't strain anymore but get surplus cash to save for other projects and also support my family financially."
Rowah's family
access_time 1 day ago
Rowah received a $194 initial payment.
"The moment I received the transfer I felt very happy. I knew that my living standards will definitely change. I decided to keep calm and start planing on meeting my goals."
Kevin's family
access_time 1 day ago
Kevin received a $44 eighth payment.
"As a young boy, I always dreamt of becoming a teacher. So when I cleared my high school and passed well, I was happy that my dream of becoming a teacher was getting closer to being a reality. I was to join a teachers' college last year but lack of funds became an obstacle and I am currently saving up for this. My expectation in the next six months or so, therefore, is to have made enough savings to allow me to pursue my dream. This will in the near future help improve my family's lifestyle when I get employed."
Christine's family
access_time 1 day ago
Christine received a $22 eighteenth payment.
"I look forward to having finished paying for the solar lamp and now my home is well lit. I expect to have bought the building materials that i have been saving towards and built the kitchen. I will be having a beautiful kitchen that will be the envy of the entire village."
Juma's family
access_time 1 day ago
Juma received a $470 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I felt happy as I had also got this chance from GiveDirectly."
Christine's family
access_time 1 day ago
Christine received a $470 initial payment.
"My life is different now because there is a lot of happiness in my household in that, My children were able to return to school using the transfers, I purchased a plot of land and my business is booming now courtesy of the transfer. I feel I have a lot peace in my life for having achieved what I had planned years ago."
Cathreen's family
access_time 1 day ago
Cathreen received a $194 initial payment.
"The moment I received the transfer, I felt very happy. I knew that I will be able to achieve most of my goals. That day was one of the awkward ones because I had received a lot of calls from friends which awoke me. All of them were just informing me of the transfer that they had gotten. I could not hide my joy but kept calm until midday when I started using my transfer."
Dorcus's family
access_time 1 day ago
Dorcus received a $22 eighteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I would have established my retail shop hence additional income. Through this, I will be in a position to use the profit I get to pay fees for my children."
Joyce's family
access_time 1 day ago
Joyce enrolled.
"Receiving this money means that I will straight a way pay for the plot of land that I'm currently staying in. I was told to stay in this plot of land since I didn't have where to go after the death I my husband. "
Demiano's family
access_time 1 day ago
Demiano enrolled.
"Receiving this money means that I will plaster my house. Right now, whenever it rains, the wind splashes water on the wall which eventually washes away the soft soil at the joints of the bricks and I fear that in the long run, the house might collapse. If there is any money left, I will purchase household items like beddings, plates, etc. and a bicycle for fetching water, now that I don't have enough strength to carry water due to my old age."