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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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Jenifer's family
access_time 3 days ago
Jenifer enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is illness. This sickness puts me down occassionally and limits my input towards contributing to the household's livelihood."
Maryann's family
access_time 3 days ago
Maryann received a $22 fourteenth payment.
"By that time, I shall have started a livestock farming business which will be the main form of financial security for my family. I also want to save and buy iron sheets to use extending my house which is small and cannot accommodate my growing family."
Sharon's family
access_time 3 days ago
Sharon enrolled.
"We have a very small piece of land.Sometimes what we get from our farm is not even enough to feed my family.There is very little in terms of any other opportunities in this area that one can engage in to sustain them.This has been difficult for me because when the farm doesn't produce enough,I have to borrow.This is the biggest hardship I have faced."
Benna's family
access_time 3 days ago
Benna received a $462 initial payment.
"My life has changed now, I am in the process of constructing an iron roofed house with this transfer. I have got a good mattress and bed sheets which I did not have before."
Esther's family
access_time 3 days ago
Esther received a $462 initial payment.
"I heard my neighbours shouting that they had received money from GiveDirectly. Unfortunately, I could not access my mobile money account at that moment. I felt happy because I knew this money was going to help my family."
Lucy's family
access_time 3 days ago
Lucy received a $462 initial payment.
"The mere fact that I received this money put a big smile to my face as it has enabled me t build my permanent house. I am now planning to move into my house without worrying about the leakage in case of rain."
Kokas's family
access_time 3 days ago
Kokas received a $462 initial payment.
"My life has improved because I have acquired Livestock ( a bull, a cow, and goats) which I'm planning to spend on bride price (dowry). I'm now sure of starting my family. Before, I could not marry because I had nothing to offer as bride price to my in-laws."
Daniel's family
access_time 3 days ago
Daniel received a $462 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that I have managed to off set some challenges especially paying a debt which has enabled me get back my farm land. I now have good beddings and am happy."
Elizabeth's family
access_time 3 days ago
Elizabeth received a $462 initial payment.
"The cash transfer was sent lat at night while I was asleep. However, early the next day I was able to check my phone and I was surprised to read a mobile money message from GiveDirectly. I checked my account and indeed, I had received money from GiveDirectly. I felt very happy because GiveDirectly had chosen me and this was an opportunity for me to change my life."
Rose's family
access_time 3 days ago
Rose received a $462 initial payment.
"In my sleep, I heard people making noise. On waking up, my son came in and checked the phone only to see that I had received my money. At that moment, I felt so happy receiving the money that I started planning to withdraw it and use it for majorly building."