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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.
Austine's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Austine received a $527 second payment.
"My past life was a life full of humiliation, mockery and blames due to the fact that my family was take away from me by my in-laws. The present life is the life full of respect, pride and happiness due to my reunion with my family. In the past, I was perceived to be a failure in life, and as a result, I was stigmatized and could not associate with community members. Now I gained respect from the members of community and I am now hopeful that there will be continuation of my late father lineage."
Riziki's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Riziki enrolled.
"My dream has always been to purchase my own oxen and an ox plough so I can ensure a food secure home for my family. These will help me plough a bigger parcel of land and hence get more produce from my farm that can last me and my family several months. I will also give my son part of the transfers to start a business of his choice thus ensuring a steady flow of income to the family so I can be able to educate his sister who is now in class seven. "
Rose's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Rose received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have completed building my house and staying in it comfortably. "
Kaneno's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Kaneno enrolled.
"Being a housewife with a husband who is a mere casual labourer in Mombasa, our finances are very constrained. Affording a simple meal for my family is a huge task when nothing much has been harvested in the farm due to low rainfall in this area. My children's schooling has also been greatly affected, most of them had to discontinue their studies after primary school due to lack of funds. They are now casual labourers in Mombasa, Kilifi and Bamba town."
Joseph's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joseph received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect to enjoy a higher standard of living in the next six months. This is because my income will have doubled because of the huge projects that I will be running. I look forward to having a poultry farm to attract more money, a practice that I have not been doing. Besides, I am planning of owning three zero-grazing cows by that time. As a result, our family shall have adequate milk for consumption and even a surplus for sale to attain additional revenue. Still, in the next six months, I will have heavily stocked the shop that my wife runs. Subsequently, money will be flowing within our family."
Beatrice's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Beatrice received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I will have bought a cow in the next six months. I will be earning an income from it.This will eneable to meet my family needs in a very good way."
Richard's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Richard received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect my life to have changed in that I will have started butchery business hence will have more income which in turn eases my family access of basic needs and other financial needs. I expect to have built a better house hence will have a more comfortable house to live in with my family hence will a happy family."
Samson's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Samson received a $527 second payment.
"My life has changed in ways I never thought would be possible. I always desired to have some livestock in my homestead but due to lack of money, it was not possible to purchase them. Today I have two cows and two goats. This is wealth and I plan on selling them in future to help raise tuition fee for my son when he goes to college or university. The fact that he is about to complete his secondary education after the much hustle he has had to go through is a joy. I remember the days I would go borrowing money from friends so that I could take him back to school, at times I would be lucky to find support, other times I was not so lucky. Ever since GiveDirectly gave me this money I have not borrowed from anyone and I am happy about it. This year as my son went back to school, I bought him a new uniform and a pair of shoes. As a parent, this makes me really proud and I know it will boost his morale as he studies and he will excel in his coming exams."
Risper's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Risper received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that, I will have built a kitchen hence cooking in a good place. I can store my items in a safe place and I will no longer worry that my kitchen will collapse when it rains."
Sharon's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Sharon received a $546 initial payment.
"My tailoring business was not doing well and I was earning a little income from it as I didn't have enough textile materials to operate smoothly and to fully satisfy my clients. It was through the transfer that I was able to buy enough stock I needed that will take longer and I will earn a good income from it. To me, this the biggest difference in my daily life."