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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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Everline's family
access_time 3 days ago
Everline received a $500 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been. Currently the floor of my house is cemented and I have a steel door. Not only do I find it easy to clean my house but also have been spared from chocking in the dust from time to time. Moreover my house is more secured because of the steel door."
George's family
access_time 3 days ago
George received a $501 second payment.
"My life is different from how it was in that, I am now a proud owner of a home besides having completed repaying the motorcycle loan which is my source of income."
Patrick's family
access_time 3 days ago
Patrick received a $471 third payment.
"I spent my transfer on starting a popcorn business as my main source of income. I used the transfer to buy equipment and stock which I used to start off the business. Without the transfers, I would not be having the business by now. I also used part of the transfers to buy building materials such as iron sheets, nails, steel doors and windows which I used on building my own house. I am glad I have a shelter when I go visiting at home. The remaining amount I used on buying food for my family. I have always adopted the habit of buying food in bulk which is less expensive than buying on a daily basis."
Antony's family
access_time 3 days ago
Antony received a $471 third payment.
"My new goal is to continue boosting my cloth and shoe businesses so that I can get more from the profits. When I have a variety and large stock, I get a lot of profits which is my income. This will also ensure the stability of the business for the future which I plan to be my main source of income for the rest of my life."
Chirchir's family
access_time 3 days ago
Chirchir received a $501 second payment.
"I used to own one cow before I sold it in order to pay for my spouse's school fees. After that, I had not gotten enough resources to help me buy another cow. When these transfers came, I decided to spend a big portion of it to buy a few cows. Frow how it helped me pay the school fees before, I know these cows would be of help to me in the future apart from the supply of milk."
Sheila's family
access_time 3 days ago
Sheila received a $501 second payment.
"Having a farm to grow short-season crops is one big difference in my life. I leased a small piece of land in which I have potatoes, a second crop that is doing well. The first harvest was huge that I had to grow another one immediately. It coincided with a good season in the market and fetched me quite an amount of money. I bought a bull so that I continue making profits from this farming venture. I sell the crops and use that money to invest in livestock. I regard having this piece of land as a blessing since I make money from it. GiveDirectly has set me off on a good path of economic improvement through farming."
Emmaculate's family
access_time 3 days ago
Emmaculate received a $501 second payment.
"My life is currently different from how it was before because we now dress decently and put on clean clothes. We used to wear tattered clothes that had not been washed for so long due to the lack of money to use in buying soap or new clothes. Also, my transfer enabled me to pay for our house rent at a time when our landlord had threatened that he will throw us out of the house if I had not managed to pay house rent before the week elapses. This saved my family from the embarrassment of being laughed on by other people in our estate."
Susan's family
access_time 3 days ago
Susan received a $519 second payment.
"My life is different from how it would have been because with the transfer, I was able to practice timely cultivation and used hybrid seeds. Due to this, my family has been having enough food to last us till the next harvesting season after selling part of the produce. This has enabled me to always meet our daily needs on time unlike before."
Naomy's family
access_time 3 days ago
Naomy received a $501 second payment.
"My life is different from how it was before because I have been able to build a decent house for my family. Apart from having a good shelter, we now sleep well unlike before since the transfer enabled me to buy some beddings. Also, I feel like I am well updated with current affairs in our country through listening to the news using our radio. I would not have been able to achieve all this had it not have been for GiveDirectly."
Solomon's family
access_time 3 days ago
Solomon received a $501 second payment.
"There is really a big difference after receiving the money compared to how it would have been without the transfers. I managed to buy a piece of land, a cow and also ensured adequate availability of foodstuff for my family. This would not have been possible without the transfers and we are still grateful and welcoming GiveDirectly to our village again if there will ever be any project of the same."