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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 $442 second payment.
"The GiveDirectly cash transfers have transformed my life alot. First and foremost, I cleared alot of debts which I had accumulated when my wife was ill and she required an urgent operation. The cash transfers enabled me to clear these medical bills at once. I am now a debt free man and happy that my wife's health has improved. More so, my home is at peace because we have plenty of food. We nolonger sleep hungry like before. I am very grateful that GiveDirectly came to our aid."
Magret's family
access_time 3 days ago
Magret received a $442 second payment.
"My life is currently different in that this money has given a sense of belonging since I can now associate with people freely due to my improved lifestyle such as dress code, and ownership of property. Before receiving this money, I was always not considered in any gathering since they took me to be a very poor person by the look of my dress code."
Philiph's family
access_time 3 days ago
Philiph received a $543 initial payment.
"I was very excited to realize that Give Directly had finally sent the first transfers to my account. At first, I thought they were like any other NGOs who would give empty promises and still take our personal Information. At least the messaged removed all the doubts I had about this organization. I knew I would fulfill my goal of having a tank, It has been my wish to have this tank for a long time now because we usually experience short rain reasons which normally leads to lack clean for domestic use during the drought season."
George's family
access_time 3 days ago
George received a $460 initial payment.
"The moment I received the money, I got overwhelmed with joy. For this was the first time for me to receive such an amount of money."
Judith's family
access_time 3 days ago
Judith received a $23 sixteenth payment.
"Since my children are now growing older, their maturity comes with more needs. At the moment the most pressing need is having a separate house for my sons where they will be sleeping. We have been living all along in one grass-thatched house together which was so small for us all. In addition, we have never enjoyed our privacy since the only partition in the house to create another room is made by a bed sheet. We have a plan to construct them a new house so that we hope to see it ready before December - the months which they will both be undergoing their right of passage into the manhood."
Roseline's family
access_time 3 days ago
Roseline received a $23 fifteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect my life to change in that, I will have bought more utensils. I would wish to have more of them that are enough for my visitors. I am also planning to buy a hen. Hopefully, the hen will hatch and multiply in the next few months to come."
Quinter's family
access_time 3 days ago
Quinter received a $23 eleventh payment.
"With the plans we have of opening a general shop business within the village, I expect to be having a stable business and a stable source of income in the next six months so that I can financially support my husband in providing for my family."
Caren's family
access_time 3 days ago
Caren received a $45 seventh payment.
"I hope that in the next six months, we will have plastered our house so that we can fully settle in a neat, decent and a spacious house where we are not uncomfortable hosting guests. This will also give us enough time to invest the rest of our transfers in any business that will generate us income after the project is over."
Lucia's family
access_time 3 days ago
Lucia received a $252 second payment.
"In the next six months l will have completed repairing my house and i will be staying in as spacious house where I do not need to squeeze myself with my family. I will also no long repair my house using mud, since I will have plastered it. "
Joseph's family
access_time 3 days ago
Joseph received a $23 fifteenth payment.
"I do not expect my life to change in the next six months. I still want to continue educating my two children to higher levels. I feel that education is the best weapon that they can use to face the world. This is what I want to concentrate on at least for the time being."