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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.
Angella's family
access_time 5 years ago
Angella enrolled.
"Receiving this money means, I shall use it for paying my children school fees and small building ironroofed house."
Lilian's family
access_time 5 years ago
Lilian received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect in the next six months my child would be going to school with ease without having to worry about him being sent home for fees since part of the transfers I shall have saved to pay his fees on a monthly basis."
Nakiria's family
access_time 5 years ago
Nakiria received a $468 initial payment.
"When I received my money, I felt so anxious and happy at that moment. This is because I knew that the problem of sleeping in a small congested leaking house had come to an end. I would be constructing a permanent spacious iron roofed house."
Derick's family
access_time 5 years ago
Derick received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I will be saving cash every single cash so that I can be able to buy a new motorbike of my own because right now I work for somebody who has entrusted me with his motorbike. So our agreement is that I have to give daily returns to the owner of the motorbike which again leaves me with very little cash at my disposal."
John's family
access_time 5 years ago
John received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I hope that in the next six months, I will have completed plastering my house and my family will be living in a better environment. I also hope to see an improvement in my family's health since the dust that is constantly causing us problems will be history."
Pascalia's family
access_time 5 years ago
Pascalia received a $530 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer because we currently reside in a new house. Accordingly, we enjoy a warmer house whose roof is not leaking, unlike the one we had before. Besides, my two daughters have ample time to study since I got sufficient funds for paying their school fees. Subsequently, they have more time to study rather than being sent home to collect arrears. Moreover, we look more presentable and happier since we have purchased new clothes. We could still be wearing torn and worn out clothes."
Alphones's family
access_time 5 years ago
Alphones received a $550 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that the transfer has enabled me to pay for my children's school fees who are in high school. The arrears had accumulated to a point that I had to seek loans from my neighbours in order for them to stay in school. I am now at peace because of the financial assistance from GiveDirectly."
Samuel's family
access_time 5 years ago
Samuel received a $550 initial payment.
"The biggest difference is that I was once jobless and now at least earning income from the taxi business for through the transfer, I was able to acquire a motorbike to provide taxi services which is now a source of income to me."
Harriet's family
access_time 5 years ago
Harriet received a $449 second payment.
"There has been a tremendous change in my life in that, I have paid my children's school fees without a struggle and I can afford a balance diet for my family. Previously, I didn't have the money to do all this which in turn led to worry and no peace of mind."
Rodgers's family
access_time 5 years ago
Rodgers received a $23 eleventh payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that I shall be able to buy the necessary building materials with the savings from the transfers hence the construction of my own house will be underway."