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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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Nancy's family
access_time 3 days ago
Nancy received a $501 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life that came about because of the transfers is that farm improvement. I spent the money on building a store for keeping cattle feeds. I can now preserve feeds for a long time especially during this time of plenty. I have collected maize stalks and hay for use in the future. This time round I will not lose them to termites or dampness. I am happy that my dairy production will remain high in all seasons because I will be having stored feeds."
Tabitha's family
access_time 3 days ago
Tabitha received a $501 second payment.
"I was able to use a better part of my transfers to buy household items which I did not have and some were worn out. I did not have good seats in my house and anytime I had visitors, I would have to beg for seats and utensils. I was very ashamed of this because my neighbours would always look down on me simply because they always help me. I was really looking forward to having my own and when I received my transfers, I could not do anything else but buy my own new seats, utensils, bedding and clothes. We dress well and I am happy about the progress I have made in life because of the transfers."
Valary's family
access_time 3 days ago
Valary received a $501 second payment.
"Honestly, I would have had to defer my studies had I not received the transfers from GiveDirectly. I am in my last year of study and I was already planning to defer my studies since I had not succeeded in getting this year's school fees. What we make from casual jobs is barely enough to meet all these needs. I am glad that I am finally going to graduate after clearing all the school fees arrears and paying the rest of the year's school fees. I am and will forever be grateful for GiveDirectly."
Eric's family
access_time 3 days ago
Eric received a $501 second payment.
"GiveDirectly really changed my life with the money we received. I managed to start to completion of many projects. Currently two cows and two heifers, my farms are doing well and also my children have no problem in school like it used to be before."
Josphine's family
access_time 3 days ago
Josphine received a $501 second payment.
"My life is different from how it would have been had I not received the transfer because I was able to pay school fees for my three children in secondary school. Had it not have been for the transfer, one of my children would not have been able to join the secondary school and the other two might have dropped out of school. Seeing them continue with their education makes me happier and have a reason to work extra hard to cater for their education needs."
Samwel's family
access_time 3 days ago
Samwel received a $519 second payment.
"My life is different because I have been able to diversify my farming activities. Before GD came for enrollment, I rarely planted maize since I used to deal with sugarcane alone but this is a different case now. Due to this, I no longer buy maize flour throughout the year. This has enabled me to cater to my family needs on time."
Charo's family
access_time 3 days ago
Charo received a $519 initial payment.
"Loosing one's harvested produce after laboring that much is quite disheartening. With the leaking roof in my previous house, the maize grain that I had stored was rained on and got spoiled. This cost me a lot off money which I would have gotten from the sale of these. The biggest difference therefore in knowing that henceforth, I would lose my harvest again on such conditions because I was able to build a new house with a brand new roof, all thanks to GiveDirectly!"
Gilbert's family
access_time 3 days ago
Gilbert received a $241 second payment.
"In the next six months, I expect my life to change in that I will be more economically empowered than I am right now. I expect to have established my farm and more improved livestock keeping and change my life a lot."
Jumwa's family
access_time 4 days ago
Jumwa received a $501 second payment.
"I have always been wished to own dairy cow for so many years but I could not afford it due to scarce resources. Therefore after getting muy transfers, I settled in buying them because the milk that I will be getting shall improve my health and also gt some little cash from the extra litres that I will be selling to my neighbours. I have been buying milk from all those years from my neighbours and it was very costly for me. It will be a relief to me because I will be saving the money that I will be getting and start some other projects. I thank GD for blessing me with such assets because they have completely changed my life."
Kadzo's family
access_time 4 days ago
Kadzo received a $501 second payment.
"since I have been depending on casual jobs the money I was getting was not enough to cater to my family's basic needs ad also pay their school fees. Education is a basic right for every child to access, this really stressing me as a parent. After receiving the transfers, I managed to send some to and paid school fees for some and this assures me of good results. This is because they will no longer be distracted by being sent home any time soon due to untimely payment of school fees. This makes my life to be different and I am hoping that my children generation shall b bright courtesy of GiveDirectly."