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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.
Lilian's family
access_time 5 days ago
Lilian received a $304 third payment.
"Over the next year and beyond, my objective is to focus on farming, with a specific plan to specialize in cultivating cowpeas and beans to generate additional income through their sale. To realize this dream, I intend to sell some of my goats and invest the proceeds in farming later on."
Kavumbi's family
access_time 5 days ago
Kavumbi received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"My primary objective for the coming year and beyond is to complete the construction of my house. I aspire to achieve this goal by persistently saving the transfers I receive. This endeavor holds great importance as it will provide a secure living space for both my children and me, granting me a profound sense of peace and security. Thank you Give Directly for the assistance you have given us."
Zawadi's family
access_time 5 days ago
Zawadi received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"My primary goal for this year is to attain financial security. With the savings I've accumulated from my transfers, my plan is to invest in goats, with the intention of reselling them at a later date. The profits from this venture will be earmarked for the future education of my children. I am genuinely thankful for the progress I've achieved this far."
Hussein's family
access_time 5 days ago
Hussein received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"My primary goal is to construct a three-bedroom house for my family as our current residence is too small to accommodate us adequately. To accomplish this objective, I am committed to consistently saving my transfers through our savings club. Additionally, I plan to invest in goats and chickens, with the intention of selling them once they reproduce and their offspring reach maturity, thereby generating additional income for our family. I am grateful to Give Directly for giving my family this chance to change our lives."
Mwenda's family
access_time 5 days ago
Mwenda received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"At the moment, my daughter is enrolled in a three-year hairdressing course, and she relies on me to cover her tuition fees. This course holds significant importance for her as it paves the way for her to establish her own hairdressing business and become financially independent. Unfortunately, my current financial situation is not very stable, as I lack a steady source of income. I depend solely on the monthly transfers, and my husband is also a beneficiary of these funds. Our shared objective is to ensure that our daughter can complete her course without any disruptions due to financial constraints. I am committed to paying her tuition fees on time and helping her achieve her educational aspirations."
Kadzo's family
access_time 5 days ago
Kadzo received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"I would like to have a long term investment, but what would that look like in a rural setting? My question since I was enrolled into this program. Now that I have straightened my life and set up a small sardines business that helps take care of my daily needs, I now have the freedom to invest my transfers in a long-term project or items that will be of great benefit to my children. After thinking long and hard, I have decided that a cow would be most ideal in this environment, but honestly I may not be discipled enough to save my monthly transfers to a point that am able to afford a cow, so I will be channeling the transfers to something more affordable. Goats. Yes, the $34 I receive monthly can comfortably buy a goat old enough to reproduce within a year of its purchase. So, while I keep purchasing more goats that I can eventually sell to raise enough money to purchase a cow, the heard I already have would be helping in the realization of my goal through reproduction. Managing a single or 2 cows is much easier than managing 10 goats and they also come with other advantages such as large scale milk production that can also be a source of income. This is why it's important to sell the goats once the number is big enough to raise enough money to purchase a cow."
Sidi's family
access_time 6 days ago
Sidi received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"In the future, I aspire to reinforce the mud-wall house, which always seems vulnerable to strong winds. I intend to construct robust pillars that will firmly anchor my house to the ground, granting it the resilience to endure various weather conditions. Furthermore, I have a plan to encircle my house with a protective concrete skirting. This will not only shield it from moisture but also add a sense of permanence and appeal to its appearance. Most importantly, I yearn to purchase a new bed, a place of comfort and repose that I can truly call my own. For a considerable time, I've been using my son's bed, ever since mine broke when my old house collapsed."
Kadenge's family
access_time 6 days ago
Kadenge received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"My goal is to expand the chicken-rearing project that I initiated with the cash transfers. Currently, my job as a community police officer does not provide a reliable income to support the education of my seven children, let alone cover their food expenses. I am happy that I already traded 15 chickens for a goat, which marked the beginning of my goat-rearing venture as well. I aim to acquire around 15 laying hens that will breed and increase the flock size. With a larger chicken flock, I can trade for more goats and expand my goat herd, which is another source of income I am eager to pursue."
Jackson's family
access_time 6 days ago
Jackson received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"Given my paralysis in one leg, I am unable to engage in strenuous activities to generate an income. Therefore, livestock rearing remains my primary means of livelihood. My ultimate goal is to revive my livestock trading business, which was adversely affected by the drought. This drought led to the loss of vegetation and the death of some cattle and goats that I owned at that time. I aim to restart this venture as it represents my best opportunity for income generation. To achieve this, I have started by purchasing chickens, with plans to gradually expand to include goats and cows."
Kazungu's family
access_time 6 days ago
Kazungu received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"Looking ahead to the coming year and beyond, I have a goal to purchase two more cows to add to the two that I already own. These cows have been helpful in plowing activities during land preparation. In the recently concluded planting season, the two bulls I own significantly increased crop yields not only on my farm but also on the farms of others who hired their services. I aim to buy two more cows and expand my cattle holdings. Additionally, as these cows mature, I can sell them at a higher price. Currently, the price for acquiring one cow stands at $150. Since my household has four cash transfer recipients, including my wife and children, we have all agreed to contribute towards this goal each month. Moreover, with the recent food harvest, we anticipate that our funds will not be as constrained, making this goal more attainable."