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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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Amina's family
access_time almost 4 years ago
Amina received a $533 second payment.
"I managed to build a house where I now live comfortably with my family. I also bought a number of livestock such as goats which I have been rearing for some time now. Finally, though the motorbike business, I have been able to get money which I then transfer to the school fees account of my kids."
Feni's family
access_time almost 4 years ago
Feni received a $22 seventeenth payment.
"I have now started a poultry business through the GiveDirectly money. I believe that I will be able to sell them in the near future to boost my finances hence reducing the financial burden. I will be able to adequately provide for my family from the proceeds from this project of chicken rearing."
Gorety's family
access_time almost 4 years ago
Gorety received a $450 second payment.
"My life is different now because I was able to acquire my personal assets like two cows and goats that will act as my personal saving and investment. I will use this to educate my children when they grow up. When my livestock calves, I will be in position cater for most of my needs such as feeding and medication. This will be through the sale of the milk they will produce and in case of bigger emergency, I could sell off a calf. Since the father of my children has never put effort to help us, I have always had to do casual labor and carry out a small business of selling silver fish to raise a little money that partially helped to resolve some needs."
James's family
access_time almost 4 years ago
James received a $450 second payment.
"Currently, my life is different in that I was able to finally complete my house that had almost failed me for many years. I had already put up a wall but failed to finish as I had a lot of pending issues like fees for my children. Although my family and I are still using the grass thatched house, I am confident that I will be relieved from the burden of time to time renovation of the hut."
Nicholas's family
access_time almost 4 years ago
Nicholas received a $515 second payment.
"To be sincere, my life has really changed a great deal. I have improved in many sectors not to mention livestock farming, subsistence farming or even in my business. Initially, I had no cow but now I am milking from my livestock, my business was dying down but now rejuvenated and earning me a good profit enough to support my family. I thank God that GiveDirectly came into our lives since we would still be wallowing in poverty."
Jennifer's family
access_time almost 4 years ago
Jennifer received a $468 initial payment.
"I heard three message tones. Unfortunately, I can not read so I called one of my last born child who read the message for me. I felt very happy and praised God for this opportunity because at my old age, I did not think I would ever receive such an amount from a good samaritan."
Aishar's family
access_time almost 4 years ago
Aishar received a $468 initial payment.
"I received the cash transfer message at night. However, I read it in the morning. I checked my account to confirm if indeed it was true. When I confirmed the message, I felt very happy because GiveDirectly had chosen to help my household."
Elias's family
access_time almost 4 years ago
Elias received a $48 eighth payment.
"My new goal is to start a business. I want to start selling clothes. The fire incidence that occurred which left my house burnt down was a big loss on my side because the clothes that I used to sell were also burnt. I want to work towards reviving the business because I know the benefits in terms of profits that I am certain of getting every day."
John's family
access_time almost 4 years ago
John received a $48 eighth payment.
"I spent part of my transfer to boost my business. I sell packing bags for small scale business traders. Since the Government abolished the plastic bags, I saw this as an opportunity to sell environmental friendly bags and being that one has to use them frequently, the business has been doing well. I have not been able to cope with the high demand and this is why I decided to boost the business so as to get more income. The remaining amount was spent on paying rent and electricity. I am happy that I was able to pay the amount on time because previously, I could borrow money from friends in order to pay my rent but repaying it was not easy because of the low income."
Patrick's family
access_time almost 4 years ago
Patrick received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have bought dairy cow and waiting to mature for my future investment. "