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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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Esther's family
access_time 23 hours ago
Esther received a $468 initial payment.
"Receiving this money is the biggest difference in my daily life. This is because my life has greatly improved in that I was able to buy some staff in my house such as bed, mattress and bed sheets that I now use to sleep on comfortably. Compared to before, I used to sleep on a mat and used my clothe(gomesi) to cover."
Gilbert's family
access_time 23 hours ago
Gilbert received a $468 initial payment.
"I read the mobile money message early in the morning. I felt very happy because I had no other financial support. This was a miracle."
Aida's family
access_time 23 hours ago
Aida received a $468 initial payment.
"Prior to receiving this transfer, I was not in position to seek proper medical treatment for my kidneys. Upon receiving my transfer, I was able to consult specialist and I am seeking an improvement in my health. Further more, I acquired household items(bigger saucepans) that I will use whenever I get visitor unlike before, when I borrowed cooking pans whenever I received guests."
Charles's family
access_time 23 hours ago
Charles received a $468 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the feeling of knowing that I have money at hand that I can freely spend to provide for my family feeding, dress code among others. Before getting this money, we would wait until I get bicycle to repair (at times I would not get any) or go farm in another person's farm to raise money to sustain my family."
Dan's family
access_time 23 hours ago
Dan received a $468 initial payment.
"When I received the cash transfer, I felt so much joy because I needed money to offset a debt burden and pursue other plans."
Jane's family
access_time 24 hours ago
Jane received a $246 second payment.
"I expect to be in a better health condition after using the money to treat myself.I have had a medical condition for sometime now but could not manage to get proper medication or check up due to lack of money . With the help of these transfers,I was finally able to get proper treatment and have hopes of being better soon. Having a better health will allow me to get on with my duties and tend to my farms without having to depend on anyone or hire anyone as I currently do."
Rose's family
access_time 24 hours ago
Rose received a $246 second payment.
"Now that I have taken care of one of my biggest problem which was to plaster my house and have decent seats as well, my focus is now fully directed to ensuring that my children's school fees are paid on time. My children still owe a lot in their respective schools even after using part of my transfers to pay some of their fees. I hope that in six months time,I will have cleared all the balances so that I can reduce the strain I am currently having to work extra hard so that I can earn the money for the fees and other household requirements."
Isma's family
access_time 24 hours ago
Isma received a $468 initial payment.
"The biggest difference is that I feel much lively and safe in that I have access to money to execute my plans. I also acquired a motorcycle that will earn the family daily income. This will sustain my family as I look forward to constructing a permanent house. Previously, I had no income generating activity and life was unpredictable. The cash transfers have empowered me to think outside farming as the only source of income and think of income generating activities to support the family."
Fatuma's family
access_time 24 hours ago
Fatuma enrolled.
"Receiving this money means that I will be able to build better iron-roofed house. Iam staying with the family in a leaking house and when it rains is like we are sleeping outside , besides the room is too small. The new house will provide comfortable accommodation for my family members to stay. This is because it will no longer apear as if we are sleeping under rain."
Agnes's family
access_time 1 day ago
Agnes received a $530 initial payment.
"I saw the transfer notification early in the morning as I was reading messages on my phone. It was at this time that I came across the one message that I had been anxiously waiting for, that I had finally received my first transfer. I felt happy for this fortune and gave thanks to GiveDirectly."