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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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Cyrus's family
access_time 29 days ago
Cyrus received a $442 second payment.
"My new goal is to build a better house and buy my own motorcycle. I ride a motorcycle to earn income that helps me sustain my young family. Getting my own motorcycle will ensure that we have more income as a family and we will be able to better our living standards with it. I plan to use proceeds from fish farming and poultry to make this happen. Looking forward to seeing this dream come to reality."
Grace's family
access_time 29 days ago
Grace received a $442 second payment.
"The new goal that I did not have before receiving the transfer is purchasing a water tank. I have completed the construction of the new house and I will buy a water tank. This will enable me to harvest rainwater for domestic use. We walk for long distances to collect clean water and this is very tedious. I will save some amount from the small-scale farming that we do at home and from the table banking group saving that we have started in our village."
Rusi's family
access_time 29 days ago
Rusi received a $442 second payment.
"I do not have any new goals since I am planning on paying out the balances for the land before. I paid KES 14,000 from the second transfer and I have some amount pending yet to complete the payment to own the land fully. I do not have any stable source of income to pay. We will save the small amount that we get from the casual jobs in the village."
John's family
access_time 29 days ago
John received a $442 second payment.
"My new goal Is to be able to make more investments in terms of my livestock selling business and other agricultural activities like crop farming here at home. All along I have relied on these two activities to earn a living but I suffered a slight setback in my livestock selling business when I underwent an operation on my stomach. I found myself in a peculiar situation where I was not supposed to engage in strenuous activities like farming or walking for long distances. This means that I needed to have more money at my disposal to be able to continue with this business. I was able to inject some of the money that I received from GiveDirectly into this business and even bought livestock that I now keep at home. My plan is to plough back profits from this business to be able to expand the same even the more and make more profits from it.I am personally very grateful to GiveDirectly for enabling me actualize this dream again."
Sharon's family
access_time 1 month ago
Sharon received a $442 second payment.
"Before GiveDirectly came into my life, I was struggling a lot to pay school fees for my two children who are in high school. I do farming as my source of income but this activity has not been reliable of late since the seasons haven't been predictable like they used to be. The crops are at times affected by rains and drought as well. After I managed to pay school fees for the whole year for both of them with the transfers received, I now plan to buy a dairy cow for milk production. I know when I got one, I will be having milk for use at home and surplus for sale. That would help me to increase my income."
Alice's family
access_time 1 month ago
Alice received a $458 second payment.
"My new goal is to be able to get enough money and seek medication. For a long time I have had a problem with my feet; I often feel a lot of pain especially when I strain walking over some long distances on my feet. When I received the second transfer I was able to get medical attention but later on I was directed to undergo a surgery on my feet but I could not do that before depositing a sum of KES 70000. By the time I was asked to produce the money, I already had none and I therefore look forward towards getting the money and being in a position to get this problem sorted once and for all."
Rebecca's family
access_time 1 month ago
Rebecca received a $442 second payment.
"With my old age, I do not have a particular target or goal. My goal right now is to make sure that I stay healthy by eating a balanced diet as well as checking on my health to make sure everything is okay. My children are taking good care of me and I use the little resources that I still have to be able to do this. Every coin that I get along the way shall be used to make sure that I live comfortably."
Benard's family
access_time 1 month ago
Benard received a $442 second payment.
"Accomplishing all the goals I had with my family was a pleasure, and I am thankful that we delivered on all we needed. At the moment, I have a new goal to build a shop on my land along the road that will enhance the start of a new business. Even though I don't have consolidated finance at the moment, I hope to start as soon as I get enough resources to put up the structure and stock it after the completion."
Mary's family
access_time 1 month ago
Mary received a $443 second payment.
"I do not have any new goal. I am forcusing of rearing goats which is an investment which will help my family Incase of emergencies."
Gunga's family
access_time 1 month ago
Gunga received a $25 tenth payment.