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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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Fredrick's family
access_time 21 hours ago
Fredrick received a $525 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that l managed to start the business of hiring plastic chairs in our village and this has earned me more money as compared the casual jobs that I used do in that I am able to support my parents in providing me withthe basic needs. They are very happy and feel relived by getting my support. The business has also supported people in the village since they no longer walk a long distance in search of plastic chairs for hire incase of any function."
George's family
access_time 21 hours ago
George received a $525 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that I managed to pay school fee for daughter with ease after I have gone through a lot, I was trying but I could not make ends meet and my daughter was almost dropping out of school. I am happy because they are now learning without any difficulties. I also now have my own cattle that I will be able to sell when I need to pay school fee for my children. "
Julius's family
access_time 21 hours ago
Julius received a $525 second payment.
"If I could not have received the transfer I could not have managed to invest in a lager scale farming as i did by hiring tractor to till my land using give directly's money, I could have just in used my own hand and till a very small portion. But now I am very happy I have managed to invest in a larger scale farming and sure of getting enough produce."
Cliff's family
access_time 21 hours ago
Cliff received a $525 second payment.
"If I would not receive money from Give directly I could not have managed to buy motorcycle and I could still be operating somebody else motorcycle which was not profitable. But now I am happy I have my own motorcycle that I operate the way I want and getting enough money to take care of my family."
Simeon's family
access_time 21 hours ago
Simeon received a $525 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that I am now staying in a very nice comfortable house that I am not worried of it's falling down any time. My family is also now staying in a very comfortable spacious house where they can move free and have enough space to do a their things. I no longer spend money to buy parrafin as i used to do before rather I always spend that money to buy households, I am very happy because life has become a bit cheaper because I also use the solar to charge for people their phones and get money for my up keep."
Juliana's family
access_time 22 hours ago
Juliana received a $525 second payment.
"My life is different than how it would have been had I never received my transfers because I no longer buy milk. Due to this, I have been able to save the money I would otherwise use in buying milk. Also, I have been able to pay most school fees for my children without taking a loan or selling some of my assets. This has enabled me to have enough time to look for next terms school fees whole my children study without being interrupted by being sent back home."
Christina's family
access_time 22 hours ago
Christina received a $525 second payment.
"The money enabled me to continue building a house for my family. I had started the foundation when I received my first transfer and I had no hope of continuing building it before GiveDirectly came for enrolment. I am now glad since I am almost completing building it since the only part remaining is furnishing it. Had it not have been for the transfers, I would not have been able to continue building it."
Ruth's family
access_time 22 hours ago
Ruth received a $525 second payment.
"The transfers enables me to build a decent house for my family. Because of this, we now enjoy our privacy and my house is big enough and I can my neighbors children and come and sleep over at my house. Also it enabled me to do some farming on time and I am now hoping that I will have a good harvest that will last us till the next harvesting season."
Alice's family
access_time 22 hours ago
Alice received a $525 second payment.
"My life is currently different than how it would have been had I never received the transfer since I have been able to build a house for my children. Due to this, they now sleep comfortably without any disturbances like before when they used to be sleeping in the kitchen. I am also always proud to receive visitors any time since I know that there is a place where they will sleep at comfortably."
Christine's family
access_time 22 hours ago
Christine received a $525 second payment.
"I am now a different person from how I would have been had I never received my transfers. This is because I am now a proud owner of a dairy cow and my family has enough milk for consumption and for sale. I have been using this money to meet some of our basic needs on time without depending on my spouse."