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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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Philipina's family
access_time 1 day ago
Philipina received a $523 second payment.
"GD has enabled us materialize the dream of building a better house, something that could still be a dream. We could still be struggling to begin the construction because the laden of paying school fees for my three children who are at secondary school could have been a challenge to us. Hence, GD's financial boost has indeed changed my life by easing the financial constraints that I had."
John's family
access_time 1 day ago
John received a $523 second payment.
"Since I received money from GD my life has changed because I can manage to get all my meals daily which in the past was unheard of. I also have a big house which is comfortable as compared to the one I was formerly living in. I also have a dairy cow which provides me with milk for consumption and for sale."
Isaack's family
access_time 1 day ago
Isaack received a $523 second payment.
"I have been able to expand my agriculture business, I plant vegetables and I used to plant with seeds of poor quality, but that has changed since now I can plant tomatoes and vegetables of good quality and my agriculture business is now expanding. I see my life progressing in a way I never thought would happen and I will always be grateful to GiveDirectly for coming to our village, and if possible please come back so as to help us and other people that have not received this money."
Norah's family
access_time 1 day ago
Norah received a $523 second payment.
"I am a single mother of four sons and in a long time, I have had the dream of buying my own land. When I received the first transfer I decided to keep them as I waited for the second transfer as a top up to enable me to buy the size of land that I wanted. The second transfers came in time and I topped up and bought two points of land at KES 80,000 in a nearby village. I must say this was one of the biggest milestones in my life,for one i was now feeling safer since the place I was living in was quite insecure coupled by several break-ins whenever i was away since it was quite deserted and adjacent to a river .The transfers also helped me get medication, I had suffered from chronic brucellosis for over 6 months,i was weak and could not work well."
Joseph's family
access_time 1 day ago
Joseph received a $542 initial payment.
"It was early in the morning around 6am when I was preparing to go and do the weeding in my parcel of land and before then, I decided to read the message on my phone. When I realized that I had gotten money from GiveDirectly, I was overwhelmed with joy and suddenly changed my mind, on the plan that I had of weeding. I just sat down and drew my budget. I knew that I will be able to take care of most of my needs."
Winny's family
access_time 1 day ago
Winny received a $523 second payment.
"I am just a house wife and my husband is a casual laborer who does manual jobs, it has been a real struggle to provide basic needs for my family. My life is now different as I now own livestock which I never did, this brightens the future of my children as I am hoping the project will grow. This will help us have a sustainable income to provide the best education for them. We also have enough food so I will no longer sacrifice to skip some meals for the sake of my babies."
Bahati's family
access_time 1 day ago
Bahati received a $523 second payment.
"I can say my life is better since I got the transfers. I have been able to buy some cattle and am now occupied or working as I look after them. I am grateful too since i will be able to start a business of my own and be able to take my childen to school with much ease as i also rebuild my house which is in really bad shape."
Ednah's family
access_time 1 day ago
Ednah received a $22 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months to come, I expect to be living a happier life. I expect to be owning a cow. This will be my happiness since it is an added asset to my family, I expect to be producing my own farm milk hence will not spend more like now on milk, we will have more for my family consumption. I expect it to multiply in future and this will always be my hope that I will always be able to provide for my family."
Victor's family
access_time 1 day ago
Victor received a $22 eighth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that, I will have managed to start a business. I believe that business is life because this is what most of the youths depend on nowadays and from the profits of my business, I am certain that I will be able to take care of my needs easily."
Martlida's family
access_time 1 day ago
Martlida received a $523 second payment.
"My life has been good since I received the transfers from Give Directly. I am happy because I have been able to buy two bulls for ploughing. This will help me to save time as well as reduce farming expenses and increase my farm yield. I used to hire cows for ploughing my farm, which was expensive. I prepared my farm late because I had to wait for others to till their land. I also build a pit latrine in my homestead and I therefore, no longer releave my self in the bush while responding to the call of nature."