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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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Sharon's family
access_time 5 days ago
Sharon received a $524 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life since I started receiving help from Give Directly is that I managed to buy a piece of land. I finally moved out of my parents' home since there was no enough space to develop myself. I always wanted to rear sheep and even start a family. I am glad because I now have the space that can hold about ten sheep. The previous land could barely hold three sheep. Because of GiveDirectly, I can now farm food crops. I feel independent because I now own land and I am free to utilize it whichever way I deem fit."
Emily's family
access_time 5 days ago
Emily received a $524 second payment.
"My life is currently different in that I have been able to build a new house, I have a cow and I have paid most of the school fees for my two sons. I am optimistic that my children shall complete their education soon and be able to improve their own lives as well."
Charo's family
access_time 5 days ago
Charo enrolled.
"Lack of adequate resources has been the biggest hardship in my life. One year ago, my wife together with 2 children were taken away from me by my in-laws as I could not raise the require dowry in time as dictated by the Giryama culture. This left me a frustrated man, and up to this moment, I haven't made any strides in life due to a lack of family cohesion. Receiving these transfers will enable me to put my house in order and hopeful things will finally look up. "
Simon's family
access_time 5 days ago
Simon received a $524 second payment.
"My life is currently different in that I have made some important accomplishments that I would not have accomplished had I not received these transfers. I have been able to pay school fees for my children, bought a cow and even improved the house that we stay in. This has transformed my life in ways I never expected."
Prisca's family
access_time 5 days ago
Prisca received a $22 twenty-second payment.
"In the next six months, I plan to spend on my transfer on buying building materials such as iron sheets, nails and timber which I will use to expand my house. The one I have is not big enough to accommodate us all. My children have had to go to my neighbour's house to find a sleeping space. I would not want to continue with the same shame but expand my house to accommodate my family. I would not want to risk their lives anymore."
Peter's family
access_time 5 days ago
Peter received a $22 twenty-second payment.
"My life will be different in the next six months in that I will be having my own house. I have struggled enough to find a where to sleep for two years now and now that God has remembered me through GD, I would not like this opportunity pass me by. I have started buying building materials and before the next six months, I know I will have the necessary materials for putting up my own house. I will never be ashamed and struggle for a place to sleep."
Benson's family
access_time 5 days ago
Benson received a $22 twenty-second payment.
"In the next six months, I plan to buy building materials such as iron sheets, timber and nails which I plan to use in building a shed for my goats. Currently, they share the same kitchen where my children are sleeping and I do not feel its comfortable for my children. I would want to give them the best and make them feel at home. They have always understood why it happened but I would not want to have lots of excuses on the same."
Romanus's family
access_time 5 days ago
Romanus received a $22 twenty-first payment.
"In the next six months, I know my life will be different because I will have started aa business with part of my transfers. I have been struggling financially because I did not have any source of income. Now that I have managed to solve most of my needs with part of these transfers, I want to spare some so that I can get a business to earn me an income from the profits."
Jane's family
access_time 5 days ago
Jane received a $523 second payment.
"My life is currently different in that I have been able to pay school fees for my three children who were in various schools. One of them has already completed her education and I am optimistic that she will be employed and come back to help the family. I am also looking forward to taking my other two children to their tertiary education."
Paul's family
access_time 5 days ago
Paul received a $523 second payment.
"My life is currently different in that I now feed my family so comfortably. The savings that I made with the transfer has enabled me to provide for my family even when I have had a bad day. This has changed my life a lot and I am looking forward to even more changes. I am so happy about my life and that of my family."