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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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Mercy's family
access_time 8 days ago
Mercy received a $493 second payment.
"With GiveDirectly's transfers, I was able to sat for my exams and was able to complete my course which I had no hopes to complete due to lack of school fees. Now I have graduated and ready to work. Again, we were able to build a house which would have taken us some time before we get enough resources to spend on buying construction materials. All these wouldn't have happened without the support we received from GiveDirectly."
Sharon's family
access_time 8 days ago
Sharon received a $493 second payment.
"Since we were evicted from Mau Forest, we used to live on a small piece of land which we were given by our relative because we had nowhere to live by then. When we received the transfers we bought a piece of land and with the second transfers we built out own house. Now I am glad that we now have our new home courtesy of GiveDirectly."
Maurine's family
access_time 9 days ago
Maurine received a $493 second payment.
"I am glad that I now have a lactating dairy cow which I couldn't afford to buy were it not for GiveDirectly. Again, we managed to expand our house and now we have two rooms one which we use as sitting room and the other as bedroom. We no longer squeeze ourselves in one room as it was before we expanded the house"
Lenus's family
access_time 9 days ago
Lenus received a $493 second payment.
"At the moment, I have three cows which I managed to buy with the transfers which I received from GiveDirectly. For so long, I couldn't manage to raise money for buying some since our crops specifically maze haven't been doing well for sometime now. After receiving the transfers, I saw it would be wise to invest in livestock because this is what I love the most and that over time they will reproduce and increase in number. I would sell some in future whenever I got a pressing financial situation."
Wesley's family
access_time 10 days ago
Wesley received a $493 second payment.
"I use to struggle with casual jobs so that I can raise money for buying food for my family. When I bought some food items like maize in bulk, I got relieved as when I couldn't find some work to do my family would not go without food. I am also hopeful that in the next few months, the heifer which I bought would have calf down and that I wouldn't be spending much on buying milk anymore. This would cut my daily expenditure by almost half."
Grace's family
access_time 10 days ago
Grace received a $510 second payment.
"I believe that were it not for GiveDirectly, I couldn't afford to build a new house on my own. At my age, I have never slept in a ironed roofed house but this has changed and now I have one which is so specious. I was lucky to have bought a matress but I couldn't afford to buy a bed. When I received my second transfers, I bought one and I am so glad that I no longer sleep on the floor but on a bed which is much comfortable. My grandchild always laugh at me when I say "Thank You" while entering the house. This is because I got a very good house and the joy and peace which I got always makes me be greatful to GiveDirectly."
Kashutu's family
access_time 10 days ago
Kashutu received a $493 second payment.
"My life has improved since I received the transfers and I am glad through the money I manged to purchase livestock and now I have investment for the future."
Jumaa's family
access_time 10 days ago
Jumaa received a $493 second payment.
"My life is currently different from how it would have been had I not received the transfer because through the money I have managed to achieve a lot. I now have a place to call home because I was able to purchase a piece of land and constructed a house. Besides, I had not paid my wife's dowry and she had to go back to her maternal home till the dowry was paid. Through the money I managed to pay for her dowry and now I have my family back."
Fatuma's family
access_time 10 days ago
Fatuma received a $493 second payment.
"There is a great difference in my current life as compared to how it would have been had I not received the transfers. I still have not believed that I have a better house with separate room from my children and kitchen. Unlike before when I stayed in the kitchen which was a single room. I am happy and really appreciate Give Directly for the support."
Margaret's family
access_time 10 days ago
Margaret received a $493 second payment.
"My life has really improved since I received the transfer. I am glad I'm now independent and I have a reliable source of income. This is because through the transfers I was able to construct rental houses in a portion of land that I inherited from my parents."