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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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Susan's family
access_time 6 days ago
Susan received a $537 initial payment.
"The money has helped me so much. I know that in the near future, I will not have to use my own cash to buy white meat in the form of chicken because I now have enough stock. I will also sort out my financial needs by selling out my cows in the future and earn some cash in exchange."
Erick's family
access_time 6 days ago
Erick received a $537 initial payment.
"I bought a new mattress that I now use that is very comfortable unlike the one I had before which was quite uncomfortable and uneasy to sleep on."
Josphine's family
access_time 7 days ago
Josphine received a $537 initial payment.
"The moment l received the money l was very happy that l tried calling Give Directly's number but unfortunately l did not get anybody on the line."
Willis's family
access_time 7 days ago
Willis received a $537 initial payment.
"The moment l received the transfer l was very happy because l knew that l will achieve all my dreams of investment and that will be the turning point of my life. "
Mourice's family
access_time 7 days ago
Mourice received a $537 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that l am sleeping very comfortably and also sitting in a very comfortable furniture life a king. "
Lily's family
access_time 7 days ago
Lily enrolled.
"My family had been living in a small piece of land which is a quarter of an acre. This is the land which we inherited from my father in-law after the whole piece being subdivided among his seven sons. Cultivating it and trying to provide foodstuff to the family have been my biggest worry since drought had been so frequent in our region. The size of the land had also been wanting since it can not allow a space for other investements. At least GiveDirectly money will give us a chance to purchase a plot along the road so that we can establish a small business."
Stephen's family
access_time 7 days ago
Stephen enrolled.
"Receiving this money means that I will be able to lease a farm to plant water melon and tomatoes. Currently there is big demand for water melon and cultivating it shall increase my income. I will save part of the transfer to pay fees to my son who sat his KCPE this year as he will be joining form one. I will also boost my wife's tomatoes business because she is the one who budgets for minor expenses like buying food daily in the house from her daily earnings. "
Winny's family
access_time 7 days ago
Winny enrolled.
"Currently, I have no assets of my own that would help me gather for my needs in the family. Receiving this money will enable me have a cow of my own which will help me raise my young children comfortably. I also will be self reliant in the coming days."
Shida's family
access_time 7 days ago
Shida enrolled.
"Financial constraint has been the biggest hardship in my life.When I lost my job in Mombasa as a messenger earlier this year, I have to admit that the situation got from bad to worse. I am depended on by a family of ten and since I have no job, sleeping hungry on so many occasions and not affording to pay school fees for the younger ones has become more of a normal occurrence to us.This really hurts me because I really wish that I could give my family the best."
Kadzo's family
access_time 7 days ago
Kadzo enrolled.
"My husband is a farmer and I plan to buy 2 dairy cows so that I can start a business of selling milk in our village. The profit that I will be earning from the business will be spent on paying school fees for my children and partly will go towards expanding my maize farming business. "