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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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Beatrice's family
access_time 23 days ago
Beatrice received a $442 second payment.
"At the moment, I do not have a new plan because I still want to make sure that I concentrate more on my children's school fees needs before embarking on other goals."
Ndoko's family
access_time 23 days ago
Ndoko received a $442 second payment.
"After buying a one-acre plot of land near a river, aiming to start growing vegetables for sale, I developed a goal of making my farming successful. I aim to buy a water pumping machine for irrigation purposes from the river water. By so doing, I will be able to succeed in the project even if there will be less rain provided the river does not dry."
Eunice's family
access_time 23 days ago
Eunice received a $442 second payment.
"My new goal now is to purchase sofa set seats and do the wiring for the new house that I build using the transfer from GiveDirectly. I wished to do horticulture farming and improve my dairy-keeping project. I am so grateful for the support because it changed my living standard."
Rachel's family
access_time 23 days ago
Rachel received a $442 second payment.
"Currently, I do not have any new goals because I am planning on completing the construction of the house that I have started and paying school fees for my children in various. These are the two main activities that I am focusing on now."
Joyce's family
access_time 23 days ago
Joyce received a $442 second payment.
"I do not have any new goals now. I am planning on purchasing more materials to build a better house for my family. Besides that, I still have children in various schools and this will be my area of focus for now."
Judy's family
access_time 23 days ago
Judy received a $442 second payment.
"I do not have any new goals now. I wish to complete the construction of the new house that I started using the previous transfer. I will also focus on paying the school fees for my children both in secondary school and the university."
Wesley's family
access_time 23 days ago
Wesley received a $442 second payment.
"I have a new goal of diversifying my agricultural activities. All along I have been keen on poultry keeping and dairy farming but I have a new goal of venturing into horticultural farming. This kind of farming shall not only increase the amount of money that I make from both crop and animal farming but shall also better our living standards as a family. Right now, I have been able to prepare my farm and bought seeds that I will shortly be putting on my seedbed. My intention is to make sure that I have planted the first group within the next one month. I have been able to do this from the proceeds that I get from my poultry keeping project as well as dairy keeping. What is remaining is for me to buy a huge container that will be collecting water meant to be used in the farm. I already have ready markets in various schools where I will be supplying them once they are ready."
Chepkemoi's family
access_time 24 days ago
Chepkemoi received a $442 second payment.
"I bought a dairy cow with the money which I received from GiveDirectly and through the sale of milk, I have been getting money that enables me to pay school fees for my children. When I started receiving income from selling milk, payment of school fees became easier and I no longer have stress like before. I had moved my children to a private primary school but then I used to struggle a lot to raise school fees. My goal is to see that my children get the best education so that they can be successful in the future."
Benard's family
access_time 24 days ago
Benard received a $442 second payment.
"My goal is to buy a piece of land where I will build my home and use it for farming. At home, we are seven siblings and our parents gave us a small piece which isn't enough to carry out farming. I had bought 12 sheep with my previous transfers and when they reproduced, I sold offsprings and bought two heifers. I would continue to keep this livestock so that I can sell some and a quiet piece of land. Again, I will be making saving through a welding business that I run at a nearby shopping center."
Cyrus's family
access_time 24 days ago
Cyrus received a $442 second payment.
"My new goal is to build a better house and buy my own motorcycle. I ride a motorcycle to earn income that helps me sustain my young family. Getting my own motorcycle will ensure that we have more income as a family and we will be able to better our living standards with it. I plan to use proceeds from fish farming and poultry to make this happen. Looking forward to seeing this dream come to reality."