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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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Joyce's family
access_time 2 days ago
Joyce enrolled.
"It would mean financial freedom for me. From 2014 until 2019 i owned a small business,unfortunately i closed down for lack of enough re-current capital to sustain the business. I do manual jobs that earn me little money that is only enough to buy food for my children. I plan on re-opening the business of buying and re-selling maize because there is demand for foodstuff in this area. I will start with 20 bags of maize at ksh 60,000 and resell it at a cost of 90,000. This will enable me to earn an average of ksh 15000 per month which is enough to cater for our basic needs(food,clothing and education ) for my children. The other monies i will use to buy one dairy cow of ksh 30,000 and build a cow-shed with the other monies."
Prisca's family
access_time 2 days ago
Prisca enrolled.
"Receiving this money will mean a lot to me. I am currently building a house for my family but I have halted the construction because I do not have money. I will use 800 dollars from the amount to finish the construction and also funish it. I will top up the remaining 300 dollars and use the amount to buy a dairy cow that cost 500 dollars to supplement my income."
Joseph's family
access_time 2 days ago
Joseph enrolled.
"I have a house that's not yet built to completion. I will use the money sent in the first transfer to cement the floor, seal the walls because of the cold and paint the walls. With my second transfer, I will add a dairy cow that goes for 00 dollars to supplement milk production. This money therefore, will mean a lot to me."
Paul's family
access_time 2 days ago
Paul enrolled.
"The biggest hardship has been financial constraints. I had 3 cows who died due to diseases. Since then i have not been able to buy others. This cows used to produce a good number of litres which we used to sell it and also for family use."
Paul's family
access_time 2 days ago
Paul enrolled.
"I have one cow only. I would like to buy another one dairy cow. This dairy cow will help me pay for my children school fees. I expect to cost around 300 dollars. I also intend to buy maize for my family. I have some in the farm but they have been affected by diseases and likely not to do well."
Dorothy's family
access_time 2 days ago
Dorothy enrolled.
"I am a livestock keeper. However, I have to lease the land where I can graze them at a cost of 50 USD per month, because my farm is quite small. I have already began buying a parcel near my compound but I paused due to lack of funds. I get about 20 USD per month from selling milk. My husband is a casual worker earning about 5 USD per day. Cumulatively, the money we get is just enough for food and to lease the grazing land.I plan to spend the money from GiveDirectly to acquire more land closer home, and even grow nappier grass for the animals. As a result, I hope to get about 40 USD per month."
Sheila's family
access_time 2 days ago
Sheila enrolled.
"I have a dream of living in a bricks/cement house, I will therefore budget $700 to construct my house. Also I am passionate in doing dairy farming, I will therefore buy one dairy cow costing $300 to boost my milk production and income. For the remaining $100 I will buy food and clothing's for my family."
Rose's family
access_time 2 days ago
Rose enrolled.
"The biggest hardship we have faced in our family is lack of stable income. The farm we inherit from our parents is quite small hence cannot produce enough for family consumption and surplus. So the income from the casual jobs we do goes to purchasing food mainly."
Salome's family
access_time 2 days ago
Salome enrolled.
"Before the passing on of my mother in law, I use to get more time to work and get more income. She passed on one year ago. She used to help me take care of my five children as I fend for them. I have young children whom I cannot leave alone forcing me to spend most of my time in the compound. I had to close down my shop back in town. This has greatly affected my income. I now fully depend on my husband who does casual jobs in town. Lack of enough money to cater for the family's needs is therefore what has been my biggest hardship."
Dennis's family
access_time 2 days ago
Dennis enrolled.
"I have for a long time missed the opportunity to settle and do my favorite work as a farmer. This is something that is pissing me off since I always find myself in a dilemma of what to do as my source of income. Consequently, I have been involved in incomplete projects like selling charcoal and fuel that resulted in losses. Therefore, I consider the lack of a stable source of income as the biggest hardship that I have ever faced in my life."