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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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Dominic's family
access_time 2 days ago
Dominic received a $40 thirteenth payment.
"I spent my transfer on buying chicken feeds for my poultry. I started the business with these transfers because I did not have any reliable source of income before the transfers. I have had to depend on the transfers to keep my project going by buying feeds on a monthly basis. The remaining part of the transfer I used on paying school fees for my daughter in primary school. She had not been sent home but just paid to help reduce the balance she has in school."
Elice's family
access_time 2 days ago
Elice received a $23 twenty-fourth payment.
"I expect my life to change positively in the next six months in that I shall have an established poultry keeping project that shall drive me towards being financially independent. The poultry keeping project shall open up other investment opportunities once it is established and bring about improvement in the living standards of my family as well."
Reuben's family
access_time 2 days ago
Reuben received a $23 twenty-fourth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect my life to change in that I shall have my cow producing more milk and make more income. I also expect my poultry keeping project to be doing well since I have had additional chicken to keep. All these are diverse investments that are geared towards making my family to be more independent financially."
Jared's family
access_time 2 days ago
Jared received a $23 twenty-second payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that I shall have fixed an iron sheet roof and replaced the old one that had been leaking by buying building materials every month with the sent transfer. This is because at the moment the leaky old roof of my house is in a deplorable condition which has made it risky for our habitation."
Everline's family
access_time 3 days ago
Everline received a $527 second payment.
"If I could not have received the money from give directly I could not have managed to pay school fee for my daughter on time and my daughter could have continue staying home while others are learning. But I thank give directly my daughter is back to school and learning comfortably. I also now sure of putting up a spacious kitchen for my children to have a comfortable place to spent their night. I will earn my privacy once I complete building the kitchen from my children."
Loice's family
access_time 3 days ago
Loice received a $545 initial payment.
"Today, I no longer use a hoe to cultivate my farm which has always made me complete preparing my farm late. Most of the time, it ended up affecting the harvest in that, I had less every season. This, in turn, affected the food security of my household as the product couldn't last us to the next season. The biggest difference in my life after acquiring a pair of ox is that I have cultivated my farm on time . Secondly, I have been able to hire the pair to four of my neighbors and earned an extra income."
Anderson's family
access_time 3 days ago
Anderson received a $545 initial payment.
"I received a confirmatory message early in the morning from GiveDirectly indicating my money had been sent . After reading it out aloud to my family , I was very happy since I didn't expect such a lump-sum amount at that particular time . It was a surprise which I will never forget ."
Faith's family
access_time 3 days ago
Faith received a $23 twenty-fourth payment.
"I expect my life to have improved because I will have expanded my poultry business. I hope to be raising more than 20 layers. Collecting about 240 per day will sufficiently cover my household expenditure. I know that making money from poultry farming happens alongside other activities hence acting only as an addition to my income sources."
Kahunda's family
access_time 3 days ago
Kahunda received a $545 initial payment.
"It was around 6 am when I was doing my normal house chores then I heard my phone ringing continuously. I was a bit nervous. I decided to check what the notification was all about. I was very happy to realize that it was an Mpesa message from GiveDirectly. We immediately started celebrating with my entire family."
Janet's family
access_time 3 days ago
Janet received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that I shall have fixed a spacious iron sheet roofed house and replaced the small one by buying building materials every month with the sent transfer. My family will be enjoying the comfort of the space."