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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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Philiphine's family
access_time 3 days ago
Philiphine received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"My expectation in the near future is to have an improved lifestyle and future for my family. I want my children to have good health and excel in their studies by ensuring that I cater for their school fees. Seeing my children excel in both school work and the general life will make me a happy parent and that is my prayer."
Silvester's family
access_time 3 days ago
Silvester enrolled.
"I wake up early in the morning,prepare, and take breakfast then head for work.I work in a construction company as a plumber and currently my company has contracted my team to work in Parklands area. Sometimes I am forced to wake up even earlier than 4:00am in the morning, depending on the location of work. I work until around 8:00pm in the evening then go back home, eat supper while bonding with my family then retire to bed. During my free time I relax with my family or hang out with my peers."
Sidi's family
access_time 3 days ago
Sidi enrolled.
"Subsistence farming is my main source of livelihood but it is not sustainable because of inconsistent rainfall. To supplement this, I burn charcoal but still it is not enough. Having a stable source of income is something that I have always desired to achieve. In this regard, I will purchase two dairy cows that will mean a constant milk supply in my village. Besides, I will renovate my house which has a leaking roof and damaged walls. "
Kadii's family
access_time 3 days ago
Kadii enrolled.
"I went through a medical operation that has left me with frequent abdominal pains. This has made me financially unproductive because I am unable to undertake heavy jobs. Providing for my family is a very big challenge. My children are always sent home for school fees and I always make fake promises to the school that I will pay, yet I know I have nothing."
Kanze's family
access_time 3 days ago
Kanze enrolled.
"Financial constraint has been my biggest hardship ever since I got married. This is because i was married off to a very old man who could not even work, thus reducing me to the sole breadwinner. To sustain my family, I burn charcoal and undertake any casual duty that I come across. This earns me around 500 shillings a month that is supposed to cater for all needs. Going without food is a norm in my family let alone being unable to pay school fees for my grandchild who was abandoned by his mother since he was 2 years old."
Shikari's family
access_time 3 days ago
Shikari enrolled.
"My wife opted to separate me six years ago because I have no any source of income to sustain the family. This has depressed me a lot due to the loneliness and the burden of being the only care taker for my children. I am forced to stay at home, something that can not give me any opportunity to go and search for jobs outside our village. Therefore, I consider lack of parental support from my wife as the biggest hardship I have ever faced."
Pola's family
access_time 3 days ago
Pola received a $541 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now own a big hotel. Previously, I have been working in a friend's hotel which I was getting a low salary which was not enough for the family's basic needs. I now feel great because I have my own. I am hoping with time my life will never be the same again. Because currently, the business is doing so well. This will improve my financial status and I will be able to pay school fees for my children and also cater to their basic needs."
Edina's family
access_time 3 days ago
Edina received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to have managed to have completed the water tank purchasing project. I am still working hard to see that I accumulated the savings in the group enough to purchase a large water tank. This is my dream project since it will reduce the time I have been wasting in walking all along from home to the river and back. I am really grateful that all these are possible through giveDirectly which is dedicated to funding our projects of choice."
Christine's family
access_time 3 days ago
Christine enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I am faced with is poverty. The piece of land that I have is too small to support food production but I am not able to buy more that can supplement what I have. As a result, I am always face with a problem of food shortage. "
Mary's family
access_time 3 days ago
Mary enrolled.
"Receiving this money means my family will be able to build an iron roofed house, we plan to complete the payment of bride price to my parents and buy a piece of land for cultivation purposes. "