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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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Duncan's family
access_time 3 days ago
Duncan received a $500 second payment.
"Before I use to depend on casual jobs for a living. Some would hire me to operate motorbike taxi for a day and the next day I would have none. At times I would not raise to meet my daily needs. This situation challenged me to have my own motorbike as I knew how to ride and have many customers who would call me to ferry them to various destinations. Now having my own motorbike, I make reasonable money which has enabled me to feed my family well and also spend some on farming."
Kauchi's family
access_time 3 days ago
Kauchi received a $501 second payment.
"My life is currently different because I wouldn't have managed on my own to enrol my children in high school and in college. As a parent, my joy is to see my children continuing with their studies without any interruptions. I also have a pair of oxen that is helping me in my farming. I was only hiring from neighbours during the planting season. My life is now different because I will no longer be hiring instead I will hire to them and earn an income."
Clara's family
access_time 3 days ago
Clara received a $501 second payment.
"The greatest difference in my life is the help which I received from Give Directly and spend it to pay school fees for my children. On clearing their school fees, my children have ample time to study and probably attain good results. They haven't been sent home since then and thanks be to God and GiveDirectly."
Jumwa's family
access_time 3 days ago
Jumwa received a $501 second payment.
"For the first time now, I have managed to take my son to high school. Previously, my children would finish their primary school and stay at home or do casual jobs at a young age due to lack of money. I have now educated him through this money and I believe he will complete his studies. I also have livestock which includes goats and a heifer which I am currently keeping in my homestead. I am expecting the heifer to reproduce and have many of them. I will be getting milk from this heifer for my family's consumption and I can even sell the surplus and earn an income."
Nyevu's family
access_time 3 days ago
Nyevu received a $501 second payment.
"My children were constantly sent home due to the huge fee arrears that was outstanding. I am thankful to GiveDirectly because I managed to clear their school fees on time and they were allowed to continue with their studies. I am also boasting of owning livestock which includes goats, a heifer and a bull that I am currently keeping in my homestead. I am expecting the heifer and the goats to reproduce and have many of them. I will be getting milk from the heifer. The bull is helping me in ploughing my farm."
Ibrahim's family
access_time 3 days ago
Ibrahim received a $500 second payment.
"My life is different from how it was in that my family is now healthier than it used to be. Because of the cash transfer we now live in a decent house that is more conducive and welcoming. Long live GiveDirectly."
Sidi's family
access_time 3 days ago
Sidi received a $501 second payment.
"I have been struggling to raise money to build a house to live with my family. I was however not successful since my main source of income, that is, charcoal burning wasn't enough to build a new house. My life is currently different because after receiving the financial support from GiveDirectly, I purchased enough building materials and built a decent house. I also bought some livestock which includes a pair of oxen and seven goats. I am expecting the goats to reproduce and have many of them as my own assets. As for the pair of oxen, it will help me to plough my farm on time."
Sharon's family
access_time 3 days ago
Sharon received a $501 second payment.
"Currently, I got enough space to carry out farming. I do depend on farming to take my children to school and meet my daily needs. The main challenge which I had was limited space, but now things are so different. Since I acquired a new piece of land, I fenced around my homestead with a chain-link wire and practice poultry farming. The other portion, I am using the other portion to rear dairy cows."
Kabibi's family
access_time 3 days ago
Kabibi received a $501 second payment.
"Before the coming of GiveDirectly, I did not have a good house to stay with my family. The one that used to be home was in a bad condition and I couldn't afford to just renovate it. I am happy since I have built a decent iron-roofed house through the transfer. My life is different because I can now access to a good shelter. I also cleared my child school fees and it's my joy now that his studies are no longer interrupted concerning school fees."
Boaz's family
access_time 3 days ago
Boaz received a $500 second payment.
"My life is different from how it was in that, I no longer live as an internally displaced person for I now have a home thanks to the good gestures from GiveDirectly."