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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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Kezia's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Kezia received a $99 initial payment.
"I plan to buy ironsheet and replace my old iron roof. I also plan to buy cement and cement the floor and walls, so that my house will look presentable again."
Julia's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Julia enrolled.
"The achievement I am proudest of was owning a sheep which I managed to buy with the little I saved from my fishing business."
Penina's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Penina received a $493 second payment.
"GiveDirectly gives grants while other NGOs give loans."
Peter's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Peter received a $99 initial payment.
"I'm planning to save most of the transfer to my son who is in class eight so that when next year falls and proceed to form one I'll at least have some cash at hand to pay him school fees and other requiremenrs. I'm also planning to buy other household items with the remaining portion of the transfer."
Beatrice's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Beatrice received a $99 initial payment.
"I plan to buy ironsheet, timber and nails and build an iron roofed house. I also plan to cement the walls and floor of the house. I also hope to buy oxen for ploughing my farm."
Humphred's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Humphred enrolled.
"My proudest achievement is that I have managed to take good care of my siblings after our parents died sixteen years ago."
Everline's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Everline enrolled.
"The biggest hardship we have faced in life is having to see our daughter suffer heart disease. This seriously affected us emotionally and drained all our resources."
Monica's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Monica received a $493 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have a stable house now."
Mary's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Mary received a $99 initial payment.
"I'm planning to fence my home with barbed wire. This will enhance security to my family and all that within my compound. I'm also planning to furnish my home with the remaining amount."
Nelly's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Nelly received a $493 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that my children are able to go to school without being sent home for fees."