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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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Moses's family
access_time 4 days ago
Moses received a $22 twenty-first payment.
"In the next six months, I am hoping that my life will have changed, I will have completed constructing the house and started saving for my children's school fees. I would wish to give them the best education that I never had."
Newton's family
access_time 4 days ago
Newton received a $39 fourteenth payment.
"I do not have a stable source of income at the moment as I only depend on water supply which I do using a hired cart. This job does not earn me a lot of money because I do not have a good customer base and sometimes fail to get any orders the entire day. My biggest goal is to start another business, preferably an entertainment shop where I can offer movies and video games. I know that this kind of business can be successful in this area because most youths love passing time in such places which means good profits. I have to do my best to start saving so that I can set up this business before the end of the project because I know it would be impossible if I depend only on my small income."
William's family
access_time 4 days ago
William received a $523 second payment.
"Comparing my life now after receiving both transfers and how it would have been if I had never received the transfer, there is a really big difference. From scratch, we rose and own lots of properties and assets which we now call our own. We managed to construct a new house big enough to accommodate all the household members, bought a piece of new furniture and also cleared the school fees for my two sons who are currently in secondary school. I am also so proud that we were able to spare some money which we used in buying a heifer. We are now sure that soon we will not be buying milk again."
Chepkemoi's family
access_time 5 days ago
Chepkemoi received a $524 second payment.
"In my life, livestock has become an important source of income. My son to join a college to study accounting was almost impossible because I would not have had money to pay for it. Using part of the transfers, and proceeds from livestock, he is continuing with the training well. I take care of his needs using money from selling milk and eggs. I am happy to have achieved this because of the help I got from GD."
Kipyegon's family
access_time 5 days ago
Kipyegon received a $524 second payment.
"My business has grown bigger. I am currently selling more bags of maize than previously. I also managed to complete a school fee payments for my child. In the end, I still have my business intact having completed it for her."
Joseph's family
access_time 5 days ago
Joseph received a $22 twentieth payment.
"I expect that my life will have changed in the next six months. First, I believe that I will have finished paying school fees for my children who are in their primary level of education. Also, I believe that I will have paid a third of this years school fees for my daughter who joined secondary school this year. This will enable them to have enough time for their studies and am optimistic that their grades will improve."
Jescah's family
access_time 5 days ago
Jescah received a $524 second payment.
"When I bought a dairy cow and a bull, I made a big difference in my life. I have doubled my income sources. I sell milk from the first transfer and use the money to pay school fees for the children that I am raising. Its' calve is one of the additions to the other bull that I bought. I can sell them at any hard time if school fees become a pressing need. Knowing that my children will have their school fees properly taken care of, gives me peace of mind and joy."
Purity's family
access_time 5 days ago
Purity received a $22 twentieth payment.
"I expect my life to have improved since the heifer that I bought using the transfers from Give Directly will have grown and begun producing milk. This will be a source of income as I will be selling the milk and also consume as a family. I feel good because we will never sleep hungry nor do heavy casual jobs in order to earn a living."
Tapnyobi's family
access_time 5 days ago
Tapnyobi received a $542 initial payment.
"I felt so happy the moment I received money from GiveDirectly. When my son read the message and interpreted to me I felt so happy and got down on my knees to thank God for the blessing of the moment."
Mercy's family
access_time 5 days ago
Mercy received a $524 second payment.
"I had a small house that my husband built a few years ago. It was too small for all of us because my children are growing and almost approaching their teenage years. When I got transfers from GiveDirectly, I managed to construct a bigger house that now lives in. My older has is currently used for different purposes. It has doubled up as a kitchen, store for my grains and a guest house."