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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.
Naitoti's family
access_time 6 days ago
Naitoti enrolled.
"I have 6 children who are studying at different levels. 1 in tertiary level, 2 in secondary level while the rest at primary level. I am expected to pay $1000 annually for the one in tertiary level and $900 for the two in secondary level. We are supposed to raise these amounts yearly yet we do not have a reliable source of income. I am a housewife while my husband is the one fending for us. We have constantly been struggling to cater for the education expense through irrigation farming which has been hampered by unfavorable climatic conditions in the area."
Kahunda's family
access_time 6 days ago
Kahunda received a $24 eighteenth payment.
"My intention is to utilize the funds from my upcoming transfers to acquire livestock. As the herd expands, I foresee the potential to sell some of the animals, thereby generating income to fulfill various family needs, such as providing education for my three children. I am filled with happiness and gratitude for the financial empowerment extended to me by Give Directly."
Shida's family
access_time 6 days ago
Shida received a $24 twenty-second payment.
"I am eager to allocate my upcoming transfers towards investing in livestock. Acquiring livestock will not only contribute to building wealth but also serve as a sustainable source of income for my family beyond the transfer period. I am profoundly grateful for the financial assistance from these transfers and hold a positive outlook on achieving financial stability as the livestock herd expands and I begin selling them."
Christopher's family
access_time 7 days ago
Christopher received a $308 second payment.
"In my view, GiveDirectly is excellent at keeping their word about sending transfers promptly, as they promised during registration. Initially, I had doubts about whether they would actually do it, but they did, unlike other organizations. This makes me very thankful, knowing they're dedicated to helping people like me improve in overcoming poverty.In my view, GiveDirectly is excellent at keeping their word about sending transfers promptly, as they promised during registration. Initially, I had doubts about whether they would actually do it, but they did, unlike other organizations. This makes me very thankful, knowing they're dedicated to helping people like me to overcome poverty."
Kenga's family
access_time 7 days ago
Kenga received a $24 eighteenth payment.
"I am looking to invest in my children's education to shape their future through tuition payments. Currently, three of my children are at various levels of education - two in high school and one in university. I do not have a steady source of income that could ensure I pay for their education without financial strain. I live in the village and rely on subsistence farming for household consumption during the rainy season. My only goal is to support my children's education through the monthly transfers and ensure that their educational aspirations are fulfilled."
Kalume's family
access_time 7 days ago
Kalume received a $24 twenty-second payment.
"I am dedicated to ensuring that my children's education continues smoothly and without interruptions. As I don't have a job, I take care of livestock and do subsistence farming. The transfers have been essential in paying for my seven children's education fees. Without the transfers, it would have been a challenge to raise enough money to cover their fees. My goal is to pay their fees on time and support them as they progress through their academic journey. I also plan to invest more in farming by planting watermelons in the upcoming season. This will help me generate some income through farming, which will enable me to effectively provide for my family."
Karisa's family
access_time 7 days ago
Karisa received a $24 twenty-sixth payment.
"I have a young family, my tailoring works only needs to support my wife, my mother and I. I make a good amount of money from my business that I also opened a grocery stall for my wife in the same vicinity as my business. She is now also contributing to our income. I would want to increase my income because as much as we have things going well for us now when we begin having children we will need more and so I am saving for a second machine so as to create a small local training space that will earn us an income. I plan to continue saving from my transfers to achieve this goal."
Zawadi's family
access_time 7 days ago
Zawadi received a $24 twenty-sixth payment.
"I mentioned about taking a loan, this is something I could have never done before but now with the transfers I am confident to take a loan. This loan has ensured that I have animals that I can sell at a profit and even pay off the debts and use the remainder of the money to develop my home. I plan to continue paying the loan allowing the calf to grow and the goats to procreate which I will then use earnings from milk sale and sell of the goats to finish the loan and refocus my finances on my children's education."
Chengo's family
access_time 7 days ago
Chengo received a $24 twenty-sixth payment.
"My family has access to food because of the generosity of the transfers we receive. It is in very rare occasions that we worry about food since we started receiving transfers. This has allowed me to channel my energies about planning for a future for my young family. I am saving towards getting my oldest in school once they get to 5 years of age and also having the younger one join soon after. I plan to continue saving the portion of the money left after purchasing food to get my child to school to get education which will open opportunities as they grow. I also intend to use this savings to buy a motorcycle on loan and pay using the earnings I get from it."
Mwande's family
access_time 7 days ago
Mwande received a $24 twenty-sixth payment.
"I am a single mother who depends entirely on my earnings to provide for my family. I would want all my children to go through school and lack nothing. I have so far been able to see through this dream to an extent as only one of the three is in school. I plan to continue reinvesting in my business and save enough to expand it more. With a thriving business I have an assurances of having my children getting the life I so desire for them to have."