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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.
Farridar's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Farridar received a $22 twelfth payment.
"I expect to have established my business which will be earning me some income to gather for my other personal needs. This business will supplement the initial one already started back at home. This will help me in school fee payment and facilitate my stay in college."
Miriam's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Miriam received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I do not expect much of a change but I am Certain that food will not be amongst the problems that I will face during this period."
Maurine's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Maurine received a $22 twelfth payment.
"I expect that the livestock will increase in number six months down the line. This will be facilitated by both the purchase of more as well as reproduction by the livestock."
Milicent's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Milicent received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"I expect that in the next six months God willingly my son will have finished building his house and he will be enjoying his privacy. As well, my kitchen will be free and more spacious."
Selemimah's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Selemimah received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months is that I shall have more assets bought through the GiveDirectly transfers and I also expect to have improved my maize selling business. We normally encourage ourselves during the monthly merry go round for each and every person in the village to try and make a difference in their lives with the money that we receive and we are very optimistic that the entire village shall have something to show at the end of the transfers."
Rita's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Rita received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to have built a new house for my children, I also expect to have bought a piece of land and be able to practice farming in the long run. I am looking forward to accomplishing the plans that I have in the near future."
Mary's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Mary received a $49 eighth payment.
"I started a fruit business using last month's transfer so that I could have a stable source of income and eventually quit the domestic casual jobs I used to depend on. The business is still young and my plan is to grow it and make it my main source of income. I am currently hawking the fruits, though my main aim is to have a permanent stall where I can eventually sell other items such as vegetables for more income. I will save some of my transfers from next month so that I can be able to buy more groceries and acquire the necessary permits."
Wesley's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Wesley received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"My next plan after constructing a kitchen prepare a seedbed for tea seedling. They usually take one year before they are ready to be planted. This will be the initial stage to long term investment as I will start getting the profits within a period of two years. At least I now have hopes of having a reliable source of income."
Jumwa's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Jumwa received a $539 initial payment.
"It was my helper who informed me that there was a message from GiveDirectly in the morning. As he read the message on my phone that I had received my first transfer, I could not hold back the joy that instantly filled my heart. I greatly rejoiced with my family upon receiving the news as we planned on how best we could spend the transfer to improve our living standard."
Samwel's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Samwel received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that my crops will be doing well on the farm. This will result due to timely cultivation which I am aiming at. Due to this, I will be optimistic of a good harvest and my family will have enough food to last us till the next harvesting season."