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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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Simon's family
access_time 3 days ago
Simon enrolled.
"The biggest hardship in my life is unemployment. I was not fortunate enough to study and only went upto class 2 because my father was very cultured and did no believe in formal education, he forced us to quit and I would herd our livestock. Not having formal education has caused me a lot, I can not go out of the village to look for jobs, instead I only do casual jobs in people's farms and get paid very $3 per day. I believe if my children get education they will be able to get better jobs and support me in future."
Kamone's family
access_time 4 days ago
Kamone received a $493 second payment.
"Being a widow I was the sole breadwinner for my family, the only hope was charcoal vending that was not earning me enough income even to feed my family. So most of the time we use to go without food. Because of Givedirectly I was able to acquire enough food, starting livestock rearing I now own two cows and sleeping comfortably with my child on a modern bed."
Shida's family
access_time 4 days ago
Shida received a $493 second payment.
"Now I have a good structure for my family and I have restored my privacy since I use to sleep in the same room with my big boys. Sometimes my boys could seek refuge from my neighbor something that has lowered my self-esteem as a parent."
Dama's family
access_time 4 days ago
Dama received a $493 second payment.
"I have wished to start livestock rearing but I was not able to fulfil desire due to lack of capital. I am a happy livestock farmer with a flock of 15 goats after 3 goats gave birth. Also, my husband is a motorbike driver and earns income for the family something that has improved out life status."
Sharon's family
access_time 4 days ago
Sharon received a $510 second payment.
"I very grateful I was able to boost my business and it is operating well unlike before. Furthermore, I was able to seek medical assistance for my husband who has cancer disease."
Kahaso's family
access_time 4 days ago
Kahaso received a $493 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I had never received my transfer in that I was able to start livestock rearing and make dowry payments for my daughter-in-law. Also, I was able to pay school fees and purchase clothes for my family."
Kitsao's family
access_time 4 days ago
Kitsao received a $493 second payment.
"My life is different in that I was able to purchase comfortable beddings. We had been using traditional beds and mats which were not comfortable like the mattress that I bought with my transfer. Also purchase a solar since getting paraffin in our area is a challenge."
Kazungu's family
access_time 4 days ago
Kazungu received a $493 second payment.
"I used to depend on charcoal vending which did not earn me enough income to education my children. I am now rearing livestock in my compound which is a great improvement for my family. I am assured my children will be able to learn without struggling using the income from my new career. Also, we own 3 new decent shelters for my family."
Shida's family
access_time 4 days ago
Shida received a $493 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I had never received my transfer in that I was able to start livestock rearing as income generating activity with my first transfer. Furthermore, I constructed a big house for my family. I also bought clothes and paid school fees for my children."
Karisa's family
access_time 4 days ago
Karisa received a $493 second payment.
"My life is different in multiple ways, I now own a decent shelter for my family. Also, I purchased a bicycle which has enhanced our transport especially in getting water from a long for my family. In addition through this transfer, I now own 10 goats they will multiply and assist me in the future. Lastly, I was able to purchase sufficient food for my family."