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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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Sarah's family
access_time 2 days ago
Sarah received a $457 initial payment.
"My life is has changed because through this cash transfer, I hired labour and farmed on large scale. This season I am sure of good yields. Previousely, I used local tools and farmed on a small piece of land. Secondly, I have bought building materials though the project has not yet started but hopefully after getting the second transfer."
Scolostica's family
access_time 2 days ago
Scolostica received a $457 initial payment.
"My life is much better because I can afford to have all meals since I stocked enough food during this lockdown period. Secondly, I have deposited for farm land and planted in it maize. Prior to this cash transfer, I suffered from food shortage since had no farm land."
Silver's family
access_time 2 days ago
Silver received a $457 initial payment.
"I felt very happy because I was going to buy another ox. "
Kairu's family
access_time 2 days ago
Kairu received a $457 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I felt very happy because I was going to acquire what I did not have before like a cow and a bed."
Ebilut's family
access_time 3 days ago
Ebilut received a $456 initial payment.
"My life is much better because through this cash transfer, I managed to get farm land and I have already planted g-nuts on a large scale. I plan to use the procedes for buying my own farm land. Previously, I farmed on a small piece of land. In addition, I also bought a cow which I plan to rear for the future."
Agness's family
access_time 3 days ago
Agness received a $456 initial payment.
"My life has improved because I was able to acquire proper mattress and a bed. I now sleep comfortably. Previously, I slept on a torn mattress and on the floor. Secondly, I have hopes of building a pernanent house since I already bought some of the building materials."
Majeri's family
access_time 3 days ago
Majeri received a $456 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money. I felt very happy because I was going to buy a cow and a bicycle for collecting water."
Rashid's family
access_time 3 days ago
Rashid received a $457 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is seeing that I was able to start up a personal business that is earning me a daily income and make my personal decisions regarding it. Prior to getting a transfer from GiveDirectly, I used to work in another person's saloon where by I had no say in anything regarding the business (most especially the little pay I was getting)."
Erasmus's family
access_time 3 days ago
Erasmus received a $457 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in may daily life is having a good bed to sleep on. Prior to getting this money, I used to sleep on a tattered mat. I am also delighted because I was able to buy some clothes as well that have made be a descent person."
Anna's family
access_time 3 days ago
Anna received a $457 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I felt so happy that I had to jump with joy."