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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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Joice's family
access_time 1 day ago
Joice received a $22 eighteenth payment.
"In the next six months I expect to have managed to save enough money and bought a mature dairy cow that will start producing very first."
Ngari's family
access_time 1 day ago
Ngari enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I will be able to leave an inheritance to my children and grandchildren. I will buy livestock specifically indigenous cows and goats which I can share among them later. I also wish to buy a bed and mattress so I can sleep comfortably and prevent the back pains I have been experiencing from sleeping on the floor. "
Sidi's family
access_time 1 day ago
Sidi enrolled.
"Receiving this money means meeting the educational needs of my children much easier than before. We have seven children in school, one being in private school and paying their fees has been a great hustle. We plan to invest in indigenous goats that we will rear here at home because they are easy to maintain in terms of water intake, grass and disease control. We will then be selling them as they mature whenever a financial need arises for example school fees and food. The rest will go into an account until my husband and I decide on the kind of business we would like to engage in as a more stable source of income. "
Kache's family
access_time 1 day ago
Kache enrolled.
"Our household is polygamous with a family size of fifteen members. Considering that our husband is old and jobless, we face a lot of challenges in meeting our daily basic needs. This has forced me to do casual jobs in order to feed my children. Therefore, I consider the lack of a reliable source of income as my biggest hardship."
Esther's family
access_time 1 day ago
Esther received a $469 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I could not tell what the notification was all about until I had to ask my neighbor. She checked and told me it was money from GiveDirectly. At that moment, I could not hold back my excitement as I had received money that would help me in a number of issues (most especially treatment)."
Alexander's family
access_time 1 day ago
Alexander enrolled.
"I have a plan on spending the first transfer on building a kitchen and starting poultry farming.The kitchen will cost me 15,000 Kenya shillings while the rest will go to poultry farming.For the second transfer I will pay school fees for the children I take care of who are orphans.One is in secondary school while the other is supposed to join a technical college."
Beatrice's family
access_time 1 day ago
Beatrice received a $22 nineteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect my life to be better than in that with the better farming I have done currently I will have enough food and surpluses to sell to increase my income. I expect to be earning more from poultry farming that I started before hence meeting my daily household expenditures will be easier."
Titus's family
access_time 1 day ago
Titus received a $194 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily is that I do not struggle so much doing casual jobs because, after boosting my wife's business we now make more profits which we use for our daily upkeep. Before then, if she did not get enough profits, I had to borrow from friends to meet our needs. Now that the business is doing well, we can use the profits. I also do not have to strain so much overworking my self on casual jobs to get money but instead, I come home early after work to bond with my family."
Benard's family
access_time 1 day ago
Benard received a $194 initial payment.
"The moment I received the transfer, I felt very happy. I had woken up and switched on my phone as a routine. The first message that I saw was the one informing me that I had received the transfer. The first person that I told was my wife and we agreed to use the money to boot our business first."
Pius's family
access_time 1 day ago
Pius received a $194 initial payment.
"My new goal is to boost my business. I want it to be stable so that I can attract more customers. Now that, I have learned the customer's needs, I want to restock even more items that are in demand. I have developed passion in the business and I do not want it to collapse because this will mean going back to the garbage collection job that I have been struggling with for years and that paid me so little."