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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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Peter's family
access_time 4 days ago
Peter received a $0 third payment.
"I had school fees arrears so when I received my third transfer I paid school fees and strt a cereal business for my wife.I also bought food and bedding with the remaining atransfer."
Teddy's family
access_time 4 days ago
Teddy received a $470 initial payment.
"The moment I saw the message on my phone, I got out of my bed and chanted songs of joy. I could not sleep anymore as I was very happy and I thank Give directly for the cash transfer."
Michael's family
access_time 4 days ago
Michael received a $466 third payment.
"The last transfer came in while I was in the process of building my house so when I received this last transfer I used it to do finishing and plastering the floor and the walls, then I used some of the money to boost my farming in buying fertilizer then lastly I paid school fees for my children who are in a private primary school."
Eunice's family
access_time 4 days ago
Eunice received a $463 third payment.
"I spent all of my third transfer on my house construction and building materials such as 30 pieces of iron sheets,10 pieces of round poles, building nails, roofing timber which I use during the construction."
Goretti's family
access_time 4 days ago
Goretti received a $466 third payment.
"I bought a bull to help us in ploughing we have two small bulls that are not able to be used to ploughing so we saw it fit to buy a much bigger one to supplement, I also used this transfer to pay school fees for my daughter who is in a disabled school she was previously receiving scholarship from a well wisher but he since has stopped so we have been paying for her fees hoping that this will change soon because her fees is expensive."
Sharon's family
access_time 4 days ago
Sharon received a $463 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer on completion of building our 3 room house for 47,000 KES, that we always wanted but we had limited financial means, and again we wanted to do something memorable with our grant from GD.."
Irene's family
access_time 4 days ago
Irene received a $463 third payment.
"When I received my second transfer I had leased 2 rice farms so when I received the last transfer I bought fertilizer paid the workers to help in the farm, and other things that are required in the farm so most of this transfer I used in the farm the remaining we used for food in the house."
Linet's family
access_time 4 days ago
Linet received a $484 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer on buying additional land for 50,000 KES as what we had was too small and we needed more but we never used to have money and took advantage of the GD transfer as an opportunity."
Wicklif's family
access_time 4 days ago
Wicklif received a $97 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that l no longer go without food anymore as compared to before when l sometimes afford only one meal in a day."
Phanuel's family
access_time 4 days ago
Phanuel received a $463 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer on purchasing of cement and sand in readiness for plastering our for 38,000 KES when I get more money since I need to have the house strong and it should last for many years to come, which can not be the case as long as the house is still made of mud. I payed 8,000 KES as fees for our children."