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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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Julius's family
access_time 3 days ago
Julius received a $23 sixteenth payment.
"I will have started a business. Selling shoes and mending them is one of the ways in which I will be generating an income. I also expect to be doing well with egg production in the next six months."
Lawrence's family
access_time 3 days ago
Lawrence received a $23 sixteenth payment.
"My expectation in life is to have settled in life and planting more tea bushes as away of investing for my family. Tea is a major income earner in our area and will help me be financially stable and live a more comfortable life."
Chepkoech's family
access_time 3 days ago
Chepkoech received a $23 sixteenth payment.
"My expectation in the near future is to ensure that we buy a piece of land where we would build home for us. the current piece we are staying in belongs to our parents and it is too small for us to build in. I want a piece of land of my own where I can run different activities without having to worry about overusing someone's land. I generally expect my life and that of my small family to generally improve."
Faith's family
access_time 3 days ago
Faith received a $23 sixteenth payment.
"I believe that my life will have changed in the next six months, in that I will have started poultry farming. Very few people are keeping poultry which means the demand for eggs and chicken is very high. I have always wanted to do this business but due to lack of enough capital to start the business and has made me to always postpone doing it. I am glad Give Directly supported me. I can sell some eggs and take some for family consumption. This will improve our daily diet and also boost our income."
Karen's family
access_time 3 days ago
Karen received a $23 twelfth payment.
"After I purchase a cow, I will start saving my transfers to enable me to start a business. I am aiming at starting a retail shop as there are no shops around my locality. This will give me a good market opportunity and a stable income which will help me cater to my family needs well."
Mathew's family
access_time 3 days ago
Mathew received a $23 fifteenth payment.
"Having shelter is one of the most important necessities in human life. Lacking it can be frustrating and dehumanizing at the same time. I have been in this situation for a so long and I can't wait to one day own a home. So in the next six months, I am planning to save money for buying building material. I expect to have constructed a decent house and forget the long-suffering I have had for the past years"
Toweet's family
access_time 3 days ago
Toweet received a $23 sixteenth payment.
"I expect to have succeeded to complete my poultry house. I will be fully equipped to restart the poultry house because I will be using the money I receive on buying construction materials to its completion. I will be keeping more chicken in the new poultry house in the next six months."
Vincent's family
access_time 3 days ago
Vincent received a $23 sixteenth payment.
"I expect my life to be better in the next six months because my income will increase from the sale of sorghum. I also plan to employ another person to work with in the quarry leading to increased output hence more income"
Betty's family
access_time 3 days ago
Betty received a $442 second payment.
"My life is better because these cash transfers have enabled me to plaster my 3 roomed permanent house. I'm now sleeping in a clean house which I enjoy moping because of the smooth surface. Prior to these transfers, I suffered with constant cough and flu due to dust from unplastered floor."
Beatrice's family
access_time 3 days ago
Beatrice received a $543 initial payment.
"It was around half past midnight when a message notification woke me up. At first, I thought it was a random message that could have been sent by mobile service providers. When I woke up I was surprised, to realize that it was a confirmation that my first transfers had been sent to me. I remember I started praying, thanking God for the blessing I had just received. It was a very emotional and happy moment"