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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.
Jumwa's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Jumwa received a $549 initial payment.
"The biggest difference is that previously I was seeking shelter from my brother who was not at home most of the time. However, I was not happy and not comfortable with this. Through the transfer, I now have my own house living comfortably with my family."
Mwenda's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Mwenda received a $549 initial payment.
"The house that I was previously staying was in a bad state and due to lack of finances to renovate it, it was nearly collapsing since it was not stable enough to withstand rains and even strong winds. I thank GiveDirectly for the transfer has enabled me to buy enough building materials to construct a new house which soon will come to completion. To me, this is the biggest difference in my daily life."
John's family
access_time over 5 years ago
John received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I want to continue paying for my fare to school until I am through with my studies. I would not want to bother my aunt with this issue of fare anymore. At least I want to be independent on one thing and continue to grow every day."
Margret's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Margret received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I want to start a foodstuff business to boost my income. I would not want to beg and struggle as I used to. I am growing old and I cannot keep up with casual work of working on other people farms. I would want to dedicate my time on an in come which requires less energy but more of my time."
Dalmas's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Dalmas received a $46 fourth payment.
"Apart from putting up a new roof, I have always had my own money to sort most of my personal problems without having to beg from friends or family. Since I did not have any source of income, I used to depend on my friends by having to seek help and I ended up having a lot of debts which I could not pay. With transfers, I have been able to pay all my debts and I no longer depend on my family and friends to sort my issues. I am financially independent because of GD transfers."
Alfred's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Alfred received a $23 eighth payment.
"In the next six months, I plan to lease in a piece of land for farming. In my family, we do not have enough farming land hence I have not been productive in terms of farming which is the main source of income in our village. I would want to have enough farming land and use the produce to raise money to start paying for a piece of land of my own."
Mary's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Mary received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I plan to buy cement and sand which I will use to plaster my house so as to make it strong and durable. I would want to avoid the cost of building a new house since I have other urgent family needs to handle. I am also tired of smearing every month."
Gladys's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Gladys received a $23 twelfth payment.
"My expectation in the near future is to buy a dairy cow for rearing. Once the cow is mature enough to reproduce, I will be able to sell the milk as an extra source of income and food for my family. This will also ensure that I have an improved financial status and I will be able to save and pay for my children's school fees in the near future. I want our lifestyle as a family to improve."
Angeline's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Angeline received a $23 twelfth payment.
"My expectation in the six months is to be able to run a successful and productive poultry farm. This will ensure that I have good returns that will allow me look after my family well. I will also want to buy a sheep for rearing since sheep have a high reproductive rate. These will multiply and help with fee payment for my children in the future."
Leonard's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Leonard received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life an that of my family in the next six months or so to improve in terms of the lifestyle that we live. I want to be abit more financially stable so as to take good care of my family. I also want to be having an extra source of income that will help me meet the goal of financial stability. We want to live a quality life generally."