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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.
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James's family
access_time over 4 years ago
James received a $23 seventh payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to have bought a goat for rearing and as a way of future investment."
Rose's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Rose received a $546 initial payment.
"The moment I received my transfer I was very excited."
Wycliff's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Wycliff received a $546 initial payment.
"I was very happy and prayed first to say thank you to Give Directly."
Joseph's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Joseph received a $546 initial payment.
"I was very happy and prayed to God first because it was amiracle to me."
Edward's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Edward enrolled.
"My ambition is to own a large clothes boutique that will stock both male, female and children wear; as well as shoes. I have always admired to buy and re-sell clothes, as I had mentioned earlier I will use part of my transfers to buy and re-sell 'mtumba' bales."
Jonathan's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Jonathan enrolled.
"First of all, I will buy a house where I stay in the slum because I have slept several times out in the cold due to lack of rent and felt bad when my door was locked by the landlord. Then I will start selling sweets, ice cream and popcorns in my neighborhood because there are five schools situated in one place and this will provide ready market for my business. Finally, I will open an art center for children to train and nature their talents to help bring best out of them."
Joshua's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Joshua enrolled.
"I prioritized investing in a new business of selling shoes,since its one of the businesses i have always thought of having. I want to sell products that i will get a market for and since men love shoes i will focus on sellings mens shoes. Secondly i can start a poultry farm am keep chicks,rare them and later sell the eggs and the chickens. Improving my living standards will be another priority, there are things i have longed to have but i never had the money to buy them ,thus this money will help me improve my housing condition and buy more items at home."
Aggrey's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Aggrey enrolled.
"I would like to become a successful business man who owns multiple businesses so that I can employ other young people who are unemployed and also improve my life and my families."
Ann's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Ann enrolled.
"I spend my day at work serving people because l work in a hotel in Eastleigh area Nairobi, that is the only way I make my livelihood, after work l go straight to my house spend time with my kids and on my free time i go to church and interact with my friends to sing and pray."
Edith's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Edith enrolled.
"I usually spend my days assisting with house chores around the house and preparing my son and my two nephews for daycare and kindergarten. When I get some time I try to look for any available vacancies that I can apply, either in the newspapers or I ask friends and family. In my free time I enjoy watching movies and filling puzzles."