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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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Puumera's family
access_time 8 days ago
Puumera received a $450 second payment.
"There is a big difference in my life because I bought oxen and an ox plough which has made ploughing easy. With this achievement I am able to plough on time. Before I got the money, I had no option but to hire oxen or use a hand hoe. I could get the oxen when the season for ploughing has past hence poor yields."
Janet's family
access_time 8 days ago
Janet received a $450 second payment.
"Life is different than it would have been because I sleep well on a bed with a mattress. Before, I used to sleep on the floor with just my old clothes as a bed and you wake-up having some body pain due to hardness of the ground."
Grace's family
access_time 8 days ago
Grace received a $450 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been because I have a spacious house now to accommodate my family. This brings me happiness. Before, it was an awful situation of sharing one single hut with all the children."
Naume's family
access_time 8 days ago
Naume received a $450 second payment.
"Before receiving this money, I lived a stressful life because I did not have enough household items especially utensils, Clothes and water drum. I did not have enough land too since we had mortgaged it for some loans. The kind of a house I currently occupy is too small to accommodate us all with the children. Our children are 5 in number and we all occupy one small grass thatched house. My life is now filled with joy because I have managed to clear all my debts and repossessed my land which I now farm on. Seconly, I have started house construction which is spacious enough. I do believe that I could have died without sleeping in a iron roofed house if it wasn't of GD transfers. Therefore, I want to commend GiveDirectly for the awesome things they have done. "
Lusi's family
access_time 8 days ago
Lusi received a $450 second payment.
"My life is different in that, I have repossessed my farm land and I have cultivated g-nuts and cassava. I'm noe very happy that I have got back my farm land. Before these cash transfers, I rented farm land to cultivate."
Joyce's family
access_time 8 days ago
Joyce received a $450 second payment.
"My life has improved because through these cash transfers, I acquired a television set which keeps me updated on what is going on around the world. I have also built another permanent house for my children. Prior to these transfers, I could not afford to buy a television set and the house I had was not spacious enough for my family."
Nicholas's family
access_time 8 days ago
Nicholas received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months because I will have bought a cow. I plan to buy a cow because there is high demand for milk in this area. Animal feeds also do well in this region and I think I should take advantage of that. I also have enough space and equipment and the right skills for rearing a dairy cow. I will, therefore, continue saving my monthly income and buy a cow."
Lucy's family
access_time 8 days ago
Lucy received a $450 second payment.
"Currently, my life has changed as I feel really happy knowing that I have my plot of land that I will soon shift to after constructing on it. This will help me to be independent and avoid a lot of quarrels that happen in this place that I am now staying. Before getting this transfer, the thought of me shigting was almost impossible because raising such big amount of money was difficult yet the quarrels are increasing everyday."
Astalko's family
access_time 8 days ago
Astalko received a $450 second payment.
"My life is currently different because I am able to raise money to support my family and myself in terms of feeding. This is through the money I get from my motorcycle business. Before getting this transfer, I used to do casual labor like farming in other people's farms, being a helper at a construction site among others to raise money to support my family needs. In addition to this, I am able to offer boda boda services to my community memebers since transportation is challenging. Prior to getting this transfer to buy a motorcycle, one would foot to either a near trading center in hope of getting a ride which in most cases was rare or call for a ride from the near by trading centre."
Ruth's family
access_time 8 days ago
Ruth received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that I shall have fixed an iron sheet roof and replace the grassed that one by buying building materials every month with the sent transfer. This is because at the moment the leaky grass thatched roof of my house is in a deplorable condition which has made it risky for our habitation."