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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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Juliet's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Juliet received a $471 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I felt excited because I was going to acquire things which I never had in my house like a flask for keeping hot tea, a bed and tables."
Joseph's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Joseph received a $471 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I am stress-free because I have paid off the debt which had burdened me for long. In addition, I have also repossessed my farm land which I had used as security. This season I expect good yields because I now own farm land as opposed to when I spent the little capital to hire farm land ."
Catherine's family
access_time 9 hours ago
Catherine received a $471 initial payment.
"I felt very happy because I got money for building a permanent house which I had not managed on my own."
Eunice's family
access_time 9 hours ago
Eunice received a $525 second payment.
"My living standards have improved. I no longer strain to provide food for my family as before the transfers. I managed to buy a few sacks of maize and also used hybrid seeds and fertilizer on my farm which definitely will improve my harvest from the usual 3 sacks. This will ensure food security in my house and use the little I get on other family needs. I also didn't struggle much to pay school fees for my children as it was the case before GD came to my life. Since my family depended on my small income from casual work, I could not manage to meet all our needs in time through my income hence my children would be sent home regularly due to huge fees balance they had in school. Since I used the transfers to clear their fees arrears, they have never been sent home again for fees."
Jamila's family
access_time 9 hours ago
Jamila received a $471 initial payment.
"The big difference now is that I have farm land which I got on mortgage. I gave the owner money UGX 400,000 in exhange of the land, he can reposses it once he pays back my money. I believe the land going to benefit me as I will be farming on it for the next years. Previously I had one acre of land that I planted avariety of crops and due to poor mixing , I got poor yields."
Michael's family
access_time 9 hours ago
Michael received a $471 initial payment.
"The big difference in my life is that I have managed to plaster my house. Before, the house was dusty and urgly. I was a shmed to host vistors but as of now the house very beautiful and dust free."
Agnes's family
access_time 9 hours ago
Agnes received a $471 initial payment.
"My life's biggest difference is the relief I feel within myself knowing that I am no longer a bitter person with my life. I was able to get money that I spent in my own way. Prior to getting this money, I always felt so bitter that anything would just piss me off. I wondered how life would be so cruel and yet other people had means to get what ever they wanted in life."
Christine's family
access_time 9 hours ago
Christine received a $471 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I have owned a bicycle that has eased my movements. I can now take a shorter time to move to the hospital with my children and it also helps me in fetching water. Further more, I have bought most of the construction materials for an iron roofed house. I am planning to start the construction work after getting my second transfer. Previously, I moved long distances to fetch water and to take my children to the hospital that often took a lot of time."
Hellen's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Hellen received a $471 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the happiness and joy I feel seeing that I have light in my home. I now use this to charge my phone not taking it to other people's homes as before. In addition to this, I am delighted because I can now help people in my community to freely charge their phones. This alone keeps the people happy and friendly."
Teddy's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Teddy received a $471 initial payment.
"My life has changed because through this transfer, I was in position to buy the building materials for my permanent house. I have not yet started with the construction because my token transfer all got used up. Currently, I sleep in thatched house but I expect to sleep in a permanent house this year."