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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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Winny's family
access_time 3 days ago
Winny received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to expand the business so that I can cover a larger market and serve more clients. This will help me earn more profit. I also would expect to take my children to a very good school so that they can get a `quality education."
Edith's family
access_time 3 days ago
Edith received a $368 second payment.
"My life is currently different from how it would have been had I never received the transfer in that I managed to pay school fees for my sister. Had I not received the transfers, my sister could not have gone to school since my mother did not had any source of income. I was also able to clear all debts I had borrowed and pay my house rent without any challenge. I have been struggling to cater for my personal needs and family needs with little money I got from from casual jobs. Thank you Give Directly since I used my transfers to start a new business and I can get some income to cater for my family needs."
Kanze's family
access_time 3 days ago
Kanze received a $549 initial payment.
"I saw the message notification in the morning as I was on my farm weeding my crops. I checked to confirm who the sender was, only to realise that it was the very message that I have been eagerly waiting for. I was filled with happiness instantly as I read through that I had received my first transfer from GiveDirectly."
Safari's family
access_time 3 days ago
Safari received a $549 initial payment.
"Previously I had no oxen and it was always hectic to me in seasons of planting for I was hiring and it was expensive to me. The harvest was only a handful and I left a large portion of my land uncultivated and this always led to food insecurity in my family. Through the transfer, I was able to buy my own pair for which I am assured of early planting and better harvests. I will also be able to save the money I would have otherwise used in hiring."
Fancy's family
access_time 3 days ago
Fancy received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that I will have bought a cow using the money I will be given from merry go round group. With this, I will be assured that my family will not be buying milk on a daily basis after some few years. My maize will also be doing well on my farm and this will always gladden my heart."
Betty's family
access_time 3 days ago
Betty received a $471 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I became very happy and thanked God for bringing Give Directly to our community."
Moses's family
access_time 3 days ago
Moses received a $471 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I have got a bull for farming, cleared pride price for my wife and I have started by business that generates money , I can now get UGX 60,000 on good days which use to support me in farming and buying food for the family members."
Kolostika's family
access_time 3 days ago
Kolostika received a $478 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I have been in position to get back my garden that was taken as security for the money I got for my operation and I'm also sleeping on a mattress now days unlike before when I used to sleep on a mat."
Moses's family
access_time 3 days ago
Moses received a $471 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I have been in position to own a bull that has eased my farming, previously I used to hire people's oxen that would be avaiable out off season for ploughing and I'm also relived from the debt burden that I had."
Sharon's family
access_time 3 days ago
Sharon enrolled.
"Two of my children are studying in a private school about a kilometre from the village. This academy has positively shaped them in their thinking, communication and discipline contrary to other children learning from a nearby public primary school. They have been role models to their peers. This has been a good foundation and my desire is that they remain in the same institution. However, this admiration doesn't come at a cheap cost. This is why upon receiving my first transfer, I am going to clear last year's fee arrears and make upfront payments of this year's fees as well. My ambition is to see my children attain a tertiary level of education, acquire skills to improve their lives and mine. I also have a plan to build a new house with my second transfer. With an expanding family size I think our current house won't be enough to contain all of us in future. "