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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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Mercy's family
access_time 4 years ago
Mercy received a $496 second payment.
"GD enrolled people in the community without looking at whether they are young, old or considered gender; while other NGOs sometimes just help a section of the community or just one group such as children."
Ruth's family
access_time 4 years ago
Ruth received a $99 initial payment.
"I'm planning to start farming project and pay school fees for my child."
Teresa's family
access_time 4 years ago
Teresa received a $496 second payment.
"l am now staying in a nice plaster house."
Lucia's family
access_time 4 years ago
Lucia received a $496 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that is that I have managed to take my son back to school and treated my husband."
William's family
access_time 4 years ago
William received a $99 initial payment.
"I would like to have a latrine, plaster the floors of my main house, buy an oxen and repair my fishing net with my upcoming lumpsum payment."
Lydiah's family
access_time 4 years ago
Lydiah received a $496 second payment.
"I am living in another woman's house, but I will be happy when I have my house which I will construct soon after getting the transfers from GD."
Charles's family
access_time 4 years ago
Charles received a $496 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that I can now do ox ploughing for income and have also repaired my house."
Joseph's family
access_time 4 years ago
Joseph received a $99 initial payment.
"Am planning to buy building materials so I can build my own home and get out of my parents' home."
Leonid's family
access_time 4 years ago
Leonid received a $496 second payment.
"GD deals with individuals directly, while other NGOs sometimes deal with groups whose members sometimes ask for bribes before enrolling people into their program."
Onyango's family
access_time 4 years ago
Onyango received a $99 initial payment.
"I'm planning to build a permanent kiosk."