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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.
Grace's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Grace received a $471 initial payment.
"The moment I received my first cash transfer, I felt happy because the cash transfer would help me acquire household items like bedding, buy clothes and pay medical bills. Besides, I have acquired two acres of land that I will cultivate in order to produce adequate food for my household and part of it, I will sell to get income to cater for other family needs."
Paulo's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Paulo received a $471 initial payment.
"My life is different now because I'm so happy that I have constructed a iron roofed house. Previously, I used to wonder when I shall construct a permanent house because the one I'm occupying leaks a lot and damages my property."
Wilson's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Wilson received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, my family will have enough food and I will have sufficient space in my house and live a more comfortable life after completing the renovations to extend my house."
Pola's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Pola received a $549 initial payment.
"I could not meet the cost of renovating my ageing house and its state was worsening for it nearly collapsed, thanks to GiveDirectly for the transfer for I acquired enough building materials in order to construct a new house and very soon I will be moving into it for its almost complete. Building this house to me is the daily biggest difference that I have experienced through the transfer."
Paul's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Paul received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect in the next six months, to have saved money and paid my part of my college fees which will give me an easy time because I believe through this education I will be successful and dependent in the future."
Mercy's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Mercy received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I would have started to save some money through the merry-go-round group that we have started in our village. This saving culture will enable me to have money to invest in other activities or even start a business. My cow will have given birth and i will have enough milk for the family and even sale the surplus to earn some money."
Michael's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Michael received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I would like to buy some sheep for rearing. Sheep are fast maturing and that when I get some within a very short time they will multiply and I will have more stock. During a financial crisis, I will sell some to earn money for supporting my family needs."
Priscillar's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Priscillar enrolled.
"Receiving this money will not only provide economic stability for my family,it will also go along way in uplifting our social status in the society. For a long time,my family has had to contend with living under mockery from family and friends for not being able to afford building a decent shelter to live in nor owning any livestock which is considered as a source of prestige in our community. The house that I currently own is too small to fit my seven children and I under one roof and as a result, they are normally forced to seek shelter from relatives who at times feel like their presence is an intrusion and end up turning them away. With this money,I will set up a fruit selling business at Bamba centre to continously generate income for my family and also buy two oxen and an ox plough for farming and a few goats for rearing."
Rosemary's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Rosemary received a $549 initial payment.
"I was very happy and a light of hope shined on me. I was home less but this money brought a real home in my heart even before it landed in my hands. I feel very confident now that a life of hope has sprouted in me. I have built my own house, where I shall be buried when I will die."
Mary's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Mary received a $549 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I was very happy and felt confident because all my hope was built on this grant. Financially, I was down and was living a hand to mouth kind of life. I had a desire to repair my house but since I had no resources, nothing I could have done. At the moment, I have fulfilled my desires and have plan to use the second transfer on commercial farming."