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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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Immaculate's family
access_time 3 days ago
Immaculate enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I am faced with is sickness. I am a widow and at the same time sick. I can not work as expected. Going to hospital would be the ideal but I don't have money to do so. Since my husband died, I am just alone as an individual. We used to share plans together but now he is no more. I am sure I would have already got treatment by now if my husband was alive. Some times I recall the kind of life we used to share together yet I can not do any much. "
Peter's family
access_time 3 days ago
Peter received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"As I was paying the remaining amount for the land, I was also running another house construction project in our household. I had to halt it a bit when I saw the need for completing one at a time and now that I have completed the payment of the farm, it is a good time now to resume. I am hopeful that this project will be complete before long and in my projection, December will be the month. Thanks to GiveDirectly for changing our lives."
Syphrose's family
access_time 3 days ago
Syphrose enrolled.
"My ambition is to become a successful business woman in future. I would want to open a salon and a boutique in Huruma Mathare. Currently I do not have any skill in hairdressing but because of the passion that I have, I plan to enroll in a technical school in order to acquire the skill. I believe that this business will change my life completely because I will be in a position to provide for my son's daily upkeep. This will give me an opportunity to move him out of Mathare slums because it is not a conducive environment with alot of challenges. I always fear that he may end up engaging in drugs, crime or early marriage. I would want him to have a good life as well as having quality education."
Joseph's family
access_time 3 days ago
Joseph received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that I shall have increased the parcel of land under nappier grass cultivation for my livestock to feed on. This will facilitate a continuous supply of feeds for my livestock even during the dry season. Therefore, I would be certain of getting enough supply of milk for my family's consumption after selling some. I will have also built a stable for my sheep that has a raised floor with some holes where their wastes will be passing through when cleaning. This will facilitate easy collection of these waste to be used as manure."
Alice's family
access_time 3 days ago
Alice received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I want to ensure I pay school fees for my grandchild so that he may not be sent home for the same. I will pay the balance bit by bit until I clear the balance. I would want to give him what his parents would have given him."
Jackline's family
access_time 3 days ago
Jackline received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that I shall have bought a dairy cow. Meaning, the milk supply will increase and market my business even to other villages where I am also planning to sell in purposely to double my profits. In addition, I will have cemented my kitchen and the sanitation levels in it will have risen."
Mary's family
access_time 3 days ago
Mary received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I would want to buy building materials such as iron sheets, timber, and nails which I will use in building shed for chicken. It is my determination to start a poultry business and I would want to get prepared well before buying the chicken."
Cheruiyot's family
access_time 3 days ago
Cheruiyot received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect my life to have improved in that I shall have harvested increased produce which will be enough to sell the surplus so that I can use the money in providing other household necessities to my family. I also expect to have an increase in the quantity of green tea leaves that will increase the amount my monthly earning out of distributing them in the nearby factory for pay and in turn, use this my salary to do other developments at home."
Johaness's family
access_time 3 days ago
Johaness received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I would want to buy building materials so as to build my own house. I do not have a house now and it is my priority to build a house so that I better my life."
Pamella's family
access_time 3 days ago
Pamella received a $23 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I am planning to build a new house in my own home. This has been my dream and I am glad am finally going to achieve it because of GD transfers. I will buy building materials such as iron sheets, timber, sand, nails, and cement which I will use to build a house of my dream."