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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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Dama's family
access_time 4 days ago
Dama received a $501 second payment.
"Having the dairy cow in my homestead has brought a difference in my life. In a few months to come, I will be getting plenty of milk and start supplying to markets and neighbors and generate an income. Also, my family will enjoy the milk and it will be a surplus to their daily meals."
Dama's family
access_time 4 days ago
Dama received a $501 second payment.
"My life is completely different because I now have some livestock in my homestead. I settled in keeping them because they reproduce faster and this gives hope that they will multiply within a short period. These are now the living assets that I will always depend on just in case of any emergency that may arise. If it were not for GD coming to my village I don't think if I would be owning them for now."
Kabeyu's family
access_time 4 days ago
Kabeyu received a $501 second payment.
"My life is currently different after receiving the transfer because I managed to renovate my house and it's now permanent. I have been living in a cracked muddy walled house for all those years and I never had peace because I was so sure someday it would collapse. Also, the pair of oxen that I am now owning will help me in my agricultural activities, I will no longer be hiring from friends as I used to do."
Kabibi's family
access_time 4 days ago
Kabibi received a $501 second payment.
"My life is now so different in so many ways that I can mentions and I am so proud, courtesy of GiveDirectly. I managed to pay school fees for my children in time. I also have some new mattresses for my family. These were to replace the old ones that we have been using for all those years causing some backpains. Lastly, the pair of oxen that I now own will also help in the farming activities. It is a relief too,e because I have been hiring from friends and it was expensive. I will also hire them for my friends and generate an income."
Nyevu's family
access_time 4 days ago
Nyevu received a $501 second payment.
"The fact that I managed to clear the huge school fees balance for my children makes the biggest difference in my life. This is because I have been struggling as a widow to make sure they get food a well as getting their school. It reached a point I could not afford to raise the fees and they were forced to stay home and this affected their academic performance. I am glad the financial support from GD enabled me to send them back again to school. Also, the pair of oxen that I now own has made my farming activities much easier because I have been using my own hands all those years and it was tiring with low harvesting products. It is now a major relief to me and for my family at large."
Sidi's family
access_time 4 days ago
Sidi received a $501 second payment.
"My life is now different because I now sleep in a decent house. The previous house was in a poor state and leaking during the rainy seasons. Also, we are now taking three meals everyday like the rest an now my children are all healthy. Previously they were malnutrition because they could only take a single meal or go without. Lastly, I now have a dairy cow and I am currently getting milk for my consumption and sell the remaining liters to my friends. Thus is now my source of income."
Dama's family
access_time 4 days ago
Dama received a $501 second payment.
"Before the coming of GiveDirectly, I was living in a mud house and my dream was to upgrade to a more permanent brick house. I am pleased to live in a good and decent house. I had no hopes of improving this life was it not for GiveDirectly coming to our village and giving us the transfer. I am now happy to live in a newly renovated Iron-roofed house and spacious enough unlike the one I used to live in."
Carren's family
access_time 5 days ago
Carren received a $501 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the house that I have build. It has helped me to put up an iron-roofed house that is on drier grounds. The grass-thatched houses were leaking during the current heavy rains. The ground on which I had put up the other old house was damp and not conducive for my family to live in. I am happy that I have been able to move my family to some better house which is would not have been possible without the transfers that I have received."
Kadone's family
access_time 5 days ago
Kadone received a $519 second payment.
"My life is currently different because I now own some livestock which includes goats and a bull which I acquired through this money. To me, these are assets that I can readily depend on to meet my future financial needs like educating my children who are still young. I am also living in a decent iron-roofed house which I built using the transfer. This has been my biggest dream because I tried to upgrade to a better house but I never succeeded since I lacked the financial resources for this. I am grateful to GiveDirectly for helping me achieve to build my dream house."
Dama's family
access_time 5 days ago
Dama received a $502 second payment.
"I am now living in a decent iron-roofed house that I built through the transfer. My previous house was in a very pathetic condition and I couldn't even afford to renovate it. I am grateful to GiveDirectly because when I received my transfer, I purchased enough building materials to construct the new house. Apart from this, my son is now comfortably in school because of this money. I have also revived my business which was almost collapsing. I am now getting a good income which is able to effectively buy daily foodstuffs for my family and also paying daily household expenses without struggle."