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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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Jesca's family
access_time 7 days ago
Jesca received a $452 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been because I am happy to have built an iron sheet roofed house, bought a bicycle, a solar panel for lighting at night, which I couldn't afford before. "
Annet's family
access_time 7 days ago
Annet received a $452 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been because before, I couldn't afford to buy myself anything, but now I am happy to have acquired household items and land."
Alfred's family
access_time 7 days ago
Alfred received a $536 initial payment.
"I was so happy when I received the money, I felt so happy because I had never handled such an amount in my entire life . I knew that this time I had to fulfill my desire of getting a new house which I had dreamed of having at one point in life."
Ivan's family
access_time 7 days ago
Ivan received a $452 second payment.
"My life is different in that, I'm now very happy that I have married my wife and I have household goods which I did not have before since I did not have money. Before I could sleep on a mat but now I'm also having a bed and mattress. I could not have achieved all this if I never received the transfer."
Lilian's family
access_time 7 days ago
Lilian received a $44 third payment.
"I have a plan of saving some cash so that I will be able to pay school fees for my children come next year when they move to their next classes in their respective schools."
Nancy's family
access_time 7 days ago
Nancy received a $536 initial payment.
"I now have my own seats that I never had before. For instance, I used to borrow seats from neighbors whenever I had visitors but I do not that anymore."
Mourice's family
access_time 7 days ago
Mourice received a $536 initial payment.
"In as much as I have not yet had so much usage with the cash that was sent to me, I was able to buy forty nine iron sheets that I will use to construct a new house when I get the second transfers in January. The house that I intend to build will be much bigger than what I have today. I will be able to comfortably accommodate my visitors and family members who come visiting in a very comfortable manner without feeling the shame of hosting people in a small structure that can barely host even five people."
Fatuma's family
access_time 7 days ago
Fatuma received a $536 initial payment.
"I had never received such an amount of money, and when I got the message from GiveDirectly, I felt happy and I just smiled at my phone that moment since I had realized that the promise had finally been fulfilled."
Lucas's family
access_time 7 days ago
Lucas received a $44 fourth payment.
"I would want to have an investment for my family in terms of livestock. I want buy two goats which I feel is easier to keep as compared to sheep because the transfers are not much to aid me in buying a cow. These goats will act as a remembrance of Give Directly and investment for my family."
Stephen's family
access_time 7 days ago
Stephen received a $44 fourth payment.
"As we enter planting season next year, I would want to buy fertlizer and hybrid seed which I will apply on my farm. I have had a good experience on the same this year and I wiuld want to continue with the same next year."