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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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Dama's family
access_time 16 days ago
Dama enrolled.
"I have six children schooling at Mrimani primary. The are supposed to pay $20 each every term. They have a fee balance of $180 which includes $60 arrears for last year. They have been out of school for the whole of February. This has affected their performance. I do charcoal burning which gives me $120 per month which caters to food only. The lack of money to pay school fees for my children is the challenge I am facing."
Sidi's family
access_time 17 days ago
Sidi received a $27 tenth payment.
"It's been my desire to own more goats which to me are financial security for the family. Thus, my current goal is to buy a goat every month and keep them in my compound. I do not have a source of income that I can depend on currently. I believe that once the goats reproduce and increase in number, I can readily sell them to cater to my financial needs."
Shikari's family
access_time 17 days ago
Shikari received a $27 fourteenth payment.
"My main goal is to acquire the whole piece of land where I currently reside. So far I have managed to pay half the required amount, and with the remaining balance, I want to continue buying livestock (goats) and later trade them for cows, then after 5 years, I would sell the cows to help me settle the remaining balance of KES.100.000."
Fatuma's family
access_time 17 days ago
Fatuma received a $27 tenth payment.
"In the next one year, I would want to have my own business, I want to start a greengrocery business believing that the income would be of help in terms of catering for my family’s needs. I also want to start livestock rearing project and when the program comes to an end, I shall have done something constructive with the transfers to keep me going."
Dzendere's family
access_time 18 days ago
Dzendere received a $27 fourteenth payment.
"Since I am very old and highly advanced in age, I have been struggling to raise school fees for my daughter, Emily. With the assurance of the transfer, my main goal is to use them to pay her school fees. Paying the tuition fee on time will always give her ample opportunity to be in class and focus on her study. Unlike before, when she could occassionally be sent home. I am optimistic that this time around, she will notice an improvement in her performance."
Raziki's family
access_time 18 days ago
Raziki enrolled.
"I divorced my husband one year ago and came back to my maternal home. Since then food has been an issue for me and the two children. I make charcoal for me to earn a living. This is very tedious for me."
Jumwa's family
access_time 18 days ago
Jumwa enrolled.
"I have suffered from hypertension for one year now. I cannot involve myself in hard activities like charcoal burning. This has affected me economically."
Shikari's family
access_time 18 days ago
Shikari received a $27 fourteenth payment.
"I would want to see my children prosper in their education, and therefore my is to educate my children to a level that I could. I would ensure that part of every month’s transfer is sent to the school to clear any remaining balance. I would also want to buy livestock that would be of great help to me in the future in case of emergencies."
Kavumbi's family
access_time 18 days ago
Kavumbi received a $27 fourteenth payment.
"My goal for the next year and beyond is to have livestock. I would want to buy goats with the transfers that I would be receiving knowing that in case I am faced with an emergency in the future, I would be in a position to sell them and have the money. Also, when the program comes to an end, I would want to have the livestock to act as evidence of the great help I received from GiveDirectly."
Margaret's family
access_time 18 days ago
Margaret received a $27 fourteenth payment.
"It had always been my wish to educate my children to a level that they would want even though I am faced with financial challenges. So my major goal is to ensure that my children go to school uninterrupted and and will achieve this by ensuring that I spend part of my monthly transfers on paying any school fees balance that they might have accrued."