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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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Dama's family
access_time 10 days ago
Dama received a $493 second payment.
"My life has improved compared to how it would have been had I not received the transfer. If it was not for the money I would not be having any source of investment but I am glad through the money I now have cows. Besides the milk and additional cows that I will benefit from them after they have given birth, I am currently busy taking care of them. I am nolonger iddle as it was the case before."
Elizabeth's family
access_time 10 days ago
Elizabeth received a $493 second payment.
"My life is currently different from how it would have been had I not received the transfer in that if it was not for the transfers I would not be having a decent house because I was able to construct a house with the first transfer. The previous house was almost falling down and it was not secure to stay in since it could fall on us at anytime. In addition, if it was not for the money my children would still be owing the school a huge fee balance. They would still be staying at home because they could not allowed in school without clearing the fee balance."
Kadhengi's family
access_time 10 days ago
Kadhengi received a $493 second payment.
"My life is currently different from how it would have been had I not received the transfers in that if it was not for the money I would not have improved my business. The business has grown and currently people are able to get almost everything they need whenever they come shopping."
Elizabeth's family
access_time 10 days ago
Elizabeth received a $493 second payment.
"My life is currently different from how it would have been had I not received the transfer because if it was not for the money I would not have constructed a house. I am not sure what would have become of us, probably we would be homeless. In addition to that, I now have a cow which is an investment for the future. Incase of an emergency I can sell some of the cows and raise money to meet my needs."
Stanley's family
access_time 14 days ago
Stanley received a $490 second payment.
"I am glad that I have onions on my farm which I couldn't afford to plant were it not for GiveDirectly. I look forward to a good harvest. This would help me achieve my goals."
Isack's family
access_time 14 days ago
Isack received a $490 second payment.
"My life is so different, in that I have furniture in my house and that I now have a good house courtesy of GiveDirectly. Before, I used to struggle with casual jobs but the earnings were not enough to purchase foodstuffs and save some for buying building materials. Now am happy that we have a good shelter with good furniture in it. Also we have enough food in stock as well as healthy crops in our farm which is an assurance of good harvest which grantee food security in the near future."
Gladys's family
access_time 14 days ago
Gladys received a $490 second payment.
"As a parent, I was struggling so much to raise school fees for my children and this would see me commit most of my earnings on paying their school fees. Since the cash wasn't enough, I was left with nothing to do other things which are necessary like shelter. But when I got the transfers, I built a house for my sons and acquired a water tank. And with these, my children were so happy as they knew that they would no longer have to spend most of their time fetching water."
Faith's family
access_time 14 days ago
Faith received a $490 second payment.
"A lot has changed in my life since GiveDirectly came into our lives. First, I have good seats in our home which I couldn't afford to buy anytime soon. I used to admire those of my neighbors but now I have some which are as good as there's. I am so greatful to GiveDirectly for enabling me to acquire them. Again, I have good lighting system at our home. Before, I would spend alot on buying kerosene and this wouldn't give us good lighting. Now we got clean and safe lighting in our home courtesy of GiveDirectly's transfer as I acquired a battery and a solar for lighting. Lastly, it wouldn't be fair I left out a dairy cow which I bought. Buying milk now has be something of the past and now am the one selling some milk to my neighbors. All these wouldn't be possible with the support which I received, thank you GiveDirectly."
Jackson's family
access_time 14 days ago
Jackson received a $490 second payment.
"My life is currently different from how it would have been had I not received the transfers and I am glad it has really improved. Previously I had a small mud house but currently I am proud to own a spacious brick house. If it was not for the transfers, I would not be having such a house."
Annah's family
access_time 15 days ago
Annah received a $490 second payment.
"Were it not for GiveDirectly, I believe my health would now be worse. This is because I couldn't afford to pay for my medical bills. Since I started receiving transfers, I have been able to go for check up as required and that I am doing better. Now I got some savings which would take me for some few months. I am glad that now I can afford to smile and enjoy good health."