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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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Amina's family
access_time 16 days ago
Amina received a $492 second payment.
"My life is currently different from the way it would have been had I not received the transfer because life is currently bearable. Through the money I was able to construct a decent house, something I could not do previously because I did not have a reliable source of income . Besides that, one of the goats I bought has already given birth and the three are soon giving birth. By the end of the year if all goes I will have a good number of goats. They are investment for the future."
Priscar's family
access_time 16 days ago
Priscar received a $509 second payment.
"My life is currently different from how it would have been had I not received the transfer because I have made a huge step in life. Through the money I managed to purchase livestock and I am proud for having made the great step. I could not afford them previous because I did not have a reliable source of income ."
Chengo's family
access_time 16 days ago
Chengo received a $492 second payment.
"My life is currently different and it has really improved as compared to how it would have been had I not received the transfer. The much I achieved like constructing a bigger house I could not have done without the transfers. In addition, I was also able to pay for my wife's dowry and now I'm confident that I have a wife. She had been taken back by her parents because I had not paid for her dowry but after paying the dowry she was released. I feel proud as a man for having made the step."
Halima's family
access_time 16 days ago
Halima received a $492 second payment.
"My life has improved as compared to how it would have been had I not received the transfer. Previously I did not have a reliable source of income and the little I earned could barely meet the basic needs. I could not even afford sleeping in proper bedding and all I could afford were some rags but through the transfers I now have decent bedding. For the first time in a long time I am sleeping in a bed. I also have cows that I consider to be an investment because in the future after they have given birth I will not only have additional cows but I will also have milk both for sale and family consumption."
Francis's family
access_time 16 days ago
Francis received a $492 second payment.
"My life has really improved since I received the money. If it was not for the money I would not be having the motorcycle that I bought with the Give Directly transfers. The income I earn from it has enabled me to meet most of my family's needs and currently I don't struggle as much as I used to previously ."
Claris's family
access_time 16 days ago
Claris received a $492 second payment.
"Had I not received the transfers we would not be having a stable income. Instead, my spouse would still be working for people which was not paying well. I am glad through the money we were able to purchase a motorcycle that my spouse is currently operating. The income has improved and we can currently afford a whole day's meal unlike the previous case."
Martha's family
access_time 16 days ago
Martha received a $492 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfers in that I have bought a water tank for storing water . I used to walk for a long distance to get clean water for drinking and also for domestic use. This was so tiresome and take much of my time which I could have used to do other chores at home. Currently I have bought a water tank and I no longer walk walk for that long. My children have time to do their homework on time because I no longer sent them to fetch water from the river. During the rainy season my water tank is full and this means I will have enough water for domestic use and for my cows. I have devoted much of my time on my farm. I do plant maize and other horticulture farming. I have enough food for the family and sell the surplus at the market to earn an income to meet other basic household needs."
Augustine's family
access_time 16 days ago
Augustine received a $492 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfers. I have a small business of selling maize at the market near home, This usually earns me an income to meet household needs and pay school fees for my children in various schools. I was not able to pay school fees on time because the profit was small. My children used to be sent home to collect the school fees and this was affecting the performance. When I received the second transfer I add my stock. This has made me gets some profits and also break-even. I am in a position to clear all the school fees on time. I am also in a position to meet other basic household needs which was so expensive. My children are no longer sent home to collect school fees like before. I am so grateful because GiveDirecyly has changed our living standards."
Alice's family
access_time 17 days ago
Alice received a $492 second payment.
"At the moment, my life is so different in that I now have clean lighting system at our home. Before, I would spend alot on buying kerosene and the lighting was so poor. Again, we have good good furniture in our home which are much comfortable."
Samwel's family
access_time 17 days ago
Samwel received a $492 second payment.
"Before, I was living a stressful life as a parent as I couldn't afford to pay school fees for my child. After receiving my transfers, I was able to pay school fees. Now I can afford to concentrate on farming."