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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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Joseph's family
access_time 3 days ago
Joseph received a $245 second payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have started saving the money to achieve my dream of fencing my compound and I will be staying in a very secured home."
Joanes's family
access_time 3 days ago
Joanes received a $245 second payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have started saving to start cattle farming, at least have a back up that can help me incase of any emergency."
Mariam's family
access_time 3 days ago
Mariam enrolled.
"For over 5 years now, I have been engaging in charcoal burning business. Though it has its shortcomings, it is something that I've become fond of and therefore, I intend to do it big once I receive my transfers. It has a good market in Mombasa, and my desire is to open a shop where I will be storing and selling to the customers whom I already identify with. Doing it in large scale will attract a bigger profit margin. I will no longer have to toil and sweat in the field but instead, my work will only be to purchase the ready charcoal and distribute them to consumers in town. And that is what receiving this money means to me."
Janeth's family
access_time 3 days ago
Janeth enrolled.
"I am a subsistence farmer and what I get is only enough for consumption.This means that I have no surplus to sell inorder to get money.With the transfers from Give Directly I will buy one dairy cow which will cost me approximately Ksh 30,000.The milk I will get from the cow will earn me some money hence boosting my income.I have a child in Secondary school and the money I will be saving from the sale of milk will help me pay her school fees.I also have school fees arrears amounting to Ksh 5,000 which I am supposed to clear.For the second transfer I build a house.I currently have one small house made of grass while I have 8 children.We are too squeezed in it."
Jurwa's family
access_time 3 days ago
Jurwa enrolled.
"Our main struggle is financial instability. I am a traditional doctor while my husband burns charcoal to make money. However, these two incomes combined can not adequately satisfy our needs of food and education because they are unreliable. Some of my children even opted to drop out of school because they were oftenly sent home to collect fee balances thus disrupting their concentration in school. "
James's family
access_time 3 days ago
James received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"My expectation in the next six month is to pay dowry for my wife and establish a homestead. Currently, I am living in my parent's homestead which limits me from doing several things. I can only make developments if I move in my own place. This is why I am planning to work extra hard so that by the next six months, I will be able to have achieved these two goals."
Janet's family
access_time 3 days ago
Janet enrolled.
"Imagine living in the edge of a village with poor and impassable roads especially during rainy seasons. For a long time, my community has suffered marginalization from government services especially road network. Impassable roads during rainy season has become a huge impediment to our products reaching the market especially milk which is the major backbone to our livelihood. Since we cannot deliver them to the market ourselves we end up selling the products to middle men for a song. Moreover, school going children and teachers like me waste so much time getting to school via these roads, which takes a huge toll on performance."
Jumwa's family
access_time 3 days ago
Jumwa received a $530 initial payment.
"I received the notification at around 3:00 pm in the evening, I could not hold the joy for sure because I never expected to receive such a sum of money in my life. I was filled with happiness now that I had received the support that would transform my whole life."
Lewis's family
access_time 3 days ago
Lewis received a $530 initial payment.
"I saw a message notification early in the morning that day. I checked to confirm what the information was and to my surprise, it was from GiveDirectly notifying me that my first transfer had finally been sent into my phone. I was thankful to them for fulfilling their promise to us."
Salome's family
access_time 3 days ago
Salome enrolled.
"Financial empowerment and independence is something i have always yearned for in order to support my spouse who is a mason in providing for the family. I have always wished to initiate poultry farming since i know it is a great income generating project upon selling poultry products but i haven't been able to realise this dream due to lack of capital, which is the greatest challenge i face"