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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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Evalin's family
access_time 1 day ago
Evalin enrolled.
"I have lived here for the last 20 years. This place is ideal for livestock rearing. I used to have 5 cows but since my elder son joined high school I have had to sell all the 5 to support his education in terms of school fees. As at now we do not have any livestock left and the rest of the children might drop out of school because I shall not be able to support them. With the transfers we would like to venture into poultry farming business because this will ensure continuous income for my family. Currently we do not have any income and life is so hard. Our children are somehow malnourished because we can't provide a variety of food to them."
Fahani's family
access_time 1 day ago
Fahani enrolled.
"I'm planning to use 400 dollars from this donation to construct a descent and a spacious house for my family. This will be a three bedroom house which is enough for my family and visitors too. I'll use a further 300 dollars to buy one pair of ox-plough so as to boost my farming activities thus improving my productivity in the farm. Improved productivity means my family will have a consistent food supply."
Ruth's family
access_time 1 day ago
Ruth enrolled.
"Receiving this money means a descent house for my family. I'm planning to use 500 dollars to construct a three bedroom semi-parmanent house. The house will be spacious enough for my family. I'll use a further 250 dollars to furnish my house with the appropriate household items example beddings, tables and cooking utensils among others."
Chepngeno's family
access_time 1 day ago
Chepngeno enrolled.
"Lack of stable income has been my biggest hardship. Before I started the small bussiness I am running now, I was employed as a maid though she was paying on time it was not enough to raise a family of 4."
Norbat's family
access_time 1 day ago
Norbat enrolled.
"Separating with my wife has been the biggest nightmare I have faced in my life. I lost my bearing the moment she left because she was everything to me. What is making the situation worse is the fact that she took my children with her. Life has been full of loneliness and boredom because there is no one to cheer me up when I am sad. I love her up until today and that is why remarrying has not been a consideration. I still have hope that we can sort the challenges that are between us and live happily one more time."
Kiplangat's family
access_time 1 day ago
Kiplangat enrolled.
"My parents separated in the year 2002 because of reasons I am yet to find out. I am not in a good relationship with my biological father just because he hates my mother. I love him so much and I wish we could enjoy a harmonious relationship just like other families. He has told me countless times that he wishes I died when I was young. He has made several attempts to kill me with a machete but thank God he has been unsuccessful in all. I have pleaded with him to forgive me just in case I wronged him unknowingly but my plea has always been falling on deaf ears."
Jackson's family
access_time 1 day ago
Jackson enrolled.
"It means I will have to buy additional cow for my family, currently we have one cow that produce 6ltrs per day and I sell 2 ltr at sh 30 so if I get a cow we will have additional 6 ltr ,improving my household earning and help me pay school fees for my two children in secondary school"
Syrus's family
access_time 1 day ago
Syrus enrolled.
"It means I will have a cow for my family, having a cow that Will give us milk and some for our consumption currently I spend sh 900 per month to buy milk for consumption only.when I receive this money from givedirectly will buy to improve my monthly earning from 3000 per month so that I can make some savings"
Mercy's family
access_time 1 day ago
Mercy enrolled.
"We live and do crop farming on 0.7 acres of land that I inherited from my parents. As such, the inadequacy of tillable land forces us to lead a substandard lifestyle. Specifically, we usually realize low yields that could hardly sustain us yet we rely solely on subsistence farming. Also, the lack of space does not allow us to diversify our farming activities. Hence, the biggest hardship we have faced in life is the inadequacy of arable land."
Fikirini's family
access_time 1 day ago
Fikirini received a $500 initial payment.
"I can still remember vividly it was around seven in the morning when I was heading to the farm when my phone started ringing continuously. Without wasting time, I decided to check who it could be. Ony to realize it was an Mpesa message from GiveDirecly, I was overexcited and I wish you could see how I reacted. I even went back home and celebrated with my family."