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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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Robert's family
access_time 3 days ago
Robert enrolled.
"I intend to buy one dairy cow which will in turn produce milk for sale and for family consumption. I usually buy two litres of milk at ksh 54 per day hence buying a cow of my own will help me invest the money i usually spend in buying milk in savings. The remaining part of my transfer will go to buying 5 goats which is an investment plan now that i will be able to sell them in future to educate my children who are still in primary school"
Beatrice's family
access_time 3 days ago
Beatrice received a $22 eighteenth payment.
"Currently, I do not have livestock but I have always considered them to be important because they usually come in handy in times of emergencies. I have plans to save some of the coming transfers and use it to purchase sheep for rearing. Therefore, in the next six months, I expect to have bought two sheep. I know they will multiply within a very short time and increase in number"
Nzingo's family
access_time 3 days ago
Nzingo enrolled.
"Financial instability is the biggest hardship that I face. Ever since I started being sickly,I cannot perform heavy duty tasks and as such,we only rely on my husband's meager income for upkeep.Farming that used to balance the scale has also been affected by the recurrent droughts and so the little that we get is not always enough to divide between paying for school fees and buying food let alone cater for other emergencies. I feel so bad when my children are forced to go to bed hungry simply because I lack the means to provide for them their needs."
Jared's family
access_time 3 days ago
Jared received a $22 eighteenth payment.
"I recently moved from my parents home and constructed my home. Even though the house is not yet complete I feel I have made several steps compared to when I was still staying in my parents home. The walls and floor haven't been plastered. I'm therefore planning to use the coming transfers to plaster the house. In the next six months, I expect to have plastered the house fully and moved into the new house."
Esther's family
access_time 3 days ago
Esther received a $22 fourteenth payment.
"I expect to save and set up a business to help in generating income for my family. With the business, I can be able to get money to pay school fees for my other siblings and even get the chance to lift the burden of daily provision form my mother's shoulders. I shall have a way of significantly changing the lives of my family members."
Kalume's family
access_time 3 days ago
Kalume received a $530 initial payment.
"My life has completely changed after renovating the house. Previously my house was in a very bad state, it was almost falling because of the cracks of the walls and the broken building poles that barely supported the entire building. It was a difficult condition for my family and we suffered a lot because of this especially in the winter seasons. My children had contracted pneumonia due to the cold nights. This used to stress me as their parents because we were most of the time in and out of the hospital. I felt they were suffering because of me. All these problems came to an end when Give Directly came into our lives. We are now comfortably sleeping in a better house. I don't think we would have made all these changes without the support we got from Give Directly"
Sidi's family
access_time 3 days ago
Sidi received a $530 initial payment.
"It was around 7 am when I heard a loud vibration from my mobile phone. I decided to check what the message was all about, then realized it was an mpesa message from GiveDirecttly. I was very happy and grateful. There are no words to express how happy I was at that moment. I was so sure I will achieve a lot from financial support. May God continue blessing this company so that they continue helping other people in other areas."
John's family
access_time 3 days ago
John received a $22 eighteenth payment.
"I expect to venture into livestock farming for the financial security of the family. I believe by then I shall have saved and bought livestock which will help in the generation of income to help us improve our lifestyles. By then, I shall have leased the farm and expanded my farming further and this will see us have financial security as a family."
Moses's family
access_time 3 days ago
Moses received a $22 nineteenth payment.
"Now that I am unable to invest on anything else with my transfers other than paying school fees for my children, I do not expect any much change in my life in the next six months. I only expect to have it easy paying for the school fees because I know it would be tough without the transfers due to low income."
Benard's family
access_time 3 days ago
Benard received a $529 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have built a decent and spacious house with the money that I received from GiveDirectly. We used to live in a small mud house before with my family, where this one house was the bedroom, kitchen and sitting room at the same time. I used to do casual jobs in the village and the amount of money I could get was so small and it could only gather for the basic needs and building a house was not easy. I could intentionally come home late in the night because I did not want my children to see me lying down there doing nothing and not planning to build a house for them, I feared to welcome visitors to my house because it was very embarrassing to host them outside the house because the house was so small and whenever I had some emergency meeting some of my siblings could stand outside the house to listen to the proceedings. My children were sleeping at their grandmother house and I was not happy at all. Currently, I have a spacious house and my children have their own private room to sleep and do their assignments on time. I no longer fear to welcome my church members and visitors into my house because of enough space and good seats to sit on. I come home very early after casual jobs to bond with my family because I no longer stay out late am so happy about the support because it has changed our living standard."