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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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Thuheni's family
access_time 6 days ago
Thuheni received a $498 second payment.
"Had I not received the transfer I would still be depending on my spouse. Thanks to the Give Directly transfers I was able to start up a business. Being independent is the best feeling ever. I can now budget and meet my needs on my own without depending on someone's money."
Ruwa's family
access_time 6 days ago
Ruwa received a $498 second payment.
"Initially I did not have a reliable source of income, instead, I relied on casual labour. I am glad through the transfers I have a stable business which gives me daily income. I also invested in oxen which I am currently using to plough people's farms. This is another source of income."
Kadzo's family
access_time 6 days ago
Kadzo received a $498 second payment.
"If it was not for the transfers, I would not have renovated my house. The roof was leaking while part of the walls had fallen off. Thanks to the transfers I currently have a decent secure house . My children too were able to sit for the end term examination, courtesy of the Give Directly transfers."
Karembo's family
access_time 6 days ago
Karembo received a $498 second payment.
"If it was not for the Give Directly transfers I would not be having cows. I nolonger spend much on water since I use the cows to fetch water. We have to walk for more than 20 KM in search of water. The cows have made it easier because they are able to carry enough water in the cart."
Alice's family
access_time 6 days ago
Alice received a $498 second payment.
"My life is currently different from how it would have been had I not received the transfer in that if it was not for the money I would not have constructed a better house. I would still be staying in the poor conditioned house where people could see all my movements because better part of it had fallen off with no door."
Kadzo's family
access_time 6 days ago
Kadzo received a $498 second payment.
"Had I not received the transfer I would not have bought the sewing machine. It was the best decision ever because I am already income from it."
Bahati's family
access_time 6 days ago
Bahati received a $498 second payment.
"My life is currently different from how it would have been had I not received the transfer in that if it was not for the transfers I would not have improved my life. Purchasing cows was not in my budget anytime soon because I could not afford them let one constructing a house for my children. But through the transfers I have made great steps. I will earn income from the oxen I bought and also benefit from milk after my cow will have given birth."
Stanley's family
access_time 6 days ago
Stanley received a $498 second payment.
"I am a farmer and I would spend alot on preparing land for farming and having my own oxes and plough, it will be much cheaper for me to carry out farming with less struggle. I am hopeful that in the near future I will be tilting more piece of land thus improving my production."
Norbat's family
access_time 6 days ago
Norbat received a $498 second payment.
"Before, I had no hopes of buying livestock anytime soon because I was struggling with paying school fees for my children. But when I got these transfers, I was able to improve my stock by adding two crossbreed heifers. I am glad as a farmer that in the near future, I will be having high yields compared to that which I have been getting from the local breeds which I have."
Shida's family
access_time 7 days ago
Shida enrolled.
"Our area is drought stricken thus we cannot rely on farming alone for food. This has resulted to the issue of food insecurity since we have to buy most of the commodities. To address this problem, my desire has been to start an irrigation scheme. My farm is close to our community dam and I am not worried about water supply. I will purchase a water pump and pipes to set up the project. Besides, I will build a good house for my family because the current one is in a bad state. Receiving this money therefore means an improvement in our lives."