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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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Kahunda's family
access_time 5 days ago
Kahunda received a $502 second payment.
"Before GiveDirectly came to us, I did not have a decent house. The house that happened to be my home was in a bad state, its roof was dilapidated and leaking when it rains. I couldn't afford to even buy building materials to renovate it. My husband who was our sole breadwinner was sick and indisposed and couldn't work anymore. I am now living happily in my decent iron-roofed house, courtesy of GiveDirectly. I also took my husband to a good hospital was treated and now recovering well because of this money."
Kavumbi's family
access_time 5 days ago
Kavumbi received a $502 second payment.
"I thank GiveDirectly because were it not for this financial support, I wouldn't have managed to pay for my children school fees on time. This has given me an opportunity to raise money for their next payment. I am at peace now because their studies will not be interrupted concerning school fees. I also managed to buy enough building materials and constructed a new iron-roofed house. I am happy because I can now access a good shelter, unlike the previous house which was nearly collapsing since it was unstable from the roof."
Sidi's family
access_time 5 days ago
Sidi received a $502 second payment.
"My life has greatly changed after receiving this money because I have been able to replace my bedding with a new mattress and a bed. Had it not been GiveDirectly, then I would still be sleeping on the old and worn-out mats which were not comfortable. At least I can now sleep well on my new bedding. I also have a pair of oxen to help me in my farming. I am glad that I will not be hiring from anyone during the planting season like I used to do before, instead, I will be hiring them at a fee and earn some money."
Mercy's family
access_time 5 days ago
Mercy received a $241 second payment.
"In the next six months, I expect my life to change in that I shall have accumulated enough money to buy a piece of land. I am currently staying at home and have plans of acquiring my own piece of land and building a house in it. I am looking forward to accomplishing all these plans over the next six months."
Asha's family
access_time 6 days ago
Asha received a $502 second payment.
"My spouse has been operating a charcoal business even before GiveDirectly came into my region. But then the business had collapsed recently because we were using the capital most of the capital to fulfill our needs since it was our major source of income. Therefore after receiving the first transfer, I managed to revive it and its currently it's doing so well. On the other hand owning is also assuring me that my life will transform greatly. I will sell the milk and save the money to settle all the bills which include school fees and other household items. The two projects make my life different and I don't think I would have achieved all these if it were not for GiveDirectly."
Jumwa's family
access_time 6 days ago
Jumwa received a $502 second payment.
"I have really been struggling for so many years to own some assets like the livestock but I did not have enough resources to but them. Therefore owning them makes the biggest difference in my life and I am so proud to mention it. I will now lean on them just in case of any financial needs. Also, the fact that I now sleep comfortably on a nice bed has brought the biggest difference in my life. This is because I have been sleeping on the traditional beds for all those years and I was always complaining if some backaches."
Kache's family
access_time 6 days ago
Kache received a $502 second payment.
"Having have revived my business of charcoal has brought the difference in my life. I did not have enough funds and this made the business collapse at some point. This is because I utilized all the profit and capital to cater to my family needs. Currently, it's running so smoothly. Also through the transfer, I managed to buy a dairy cow and a pair of oxen. The pair of oxen will be for the agricultural purpose for my farm and those of neighbors at a fee, hence getting additional income. With the cow, I will be getting milk which I will sell them and save the money and start som other projects."
Kadzo's family
access_time 6 days ago
Kadzo received a $502 second payment.
"If it were not for GD coming to my village In wold have now been owning the dairy cow that I am currently keeping in my compound. I have been yearning to own it for years but I could not buy it at my own cost because they were too expensive. Soon I will be getting milk for my family's consumption and commercial purposes. I also managed to build a new house because the previous one was very small. It could not fit some of my family members and they had to seek shelters from their friends. Thus is all settled now courtesy of GiveDirectly."
Kadii's family
access_time 6 days ago
Kadii received a $502 second payment.
"Before I was enrolled by the house was almost collapsing and thus made e to always seek shelter from friends daily. Especially during the winter seasons, there was no peace in my homestead because our properties would game damaged because of the heavy downpours. It's now history because after getting my transfers I managed to get a decent house in which we are now comfortable with my family without worrying about the rains and security."
Jumwa's family
access_time 6 days ago
Jumwa received a $502 second payment.
"Before the coming of GD, I had no livestock in my homestead because of the poverty life that I had. After receiving my transfers, I settled to buy dairy cows and a pair of oxen. These are the living assets that I will depend on just in case of any financial difficulties. This is because soon I will be getting plenty of milk for commercials whereby I will b selling to the nearby markets and get an income. The remaining litres will be for my family's consumption which will be a surplus to their daily meals. With the pair oxen, it will be of great help for my family activities. I have been hiring those of my neighbors fr years and sometimes I could not afford it. This is now a big relief to me because I am assured of getting a lot of harvests."