The Department for International Development (DfID) just released a number of Cash Transfer Case Studies, highlighting the transformative power of these UK aid funded grants.
179,471 unique girls had received GESS Cash Transfers by 12th December 2016, in all former ten states of South Sudan, despite ongoing conflict throughout the country. This is a huge feat.
The impacts of these Cash Transfers will be felt for many years to come, but the short-term effects are already being reported by our ‘State Anchors’ – our partners that operate on the ground in all former 10 states of South Sudan. See the below Case Study, and visit our Facebook page to read more success stories.
This is Anyang going about her daily business. She lives in a rural area of Wau, in the former state of Northern Bahr el Ghazal.
Anyang has a daughter called Nyiro. She supports Nyiro’s education through cooking, which she has done for the past two years since becoming a widow. She often doesn’t make enough money to both support her family’s basic needs and send her daughter to school.
After Nyiro went into Primary 5 this year, she became eligible for a Cash Transfer. With the money, Nyiro went and procured all her schools items for the next academic year, allowing Anyang to support her family with the little money that she makes.
Anyang is very happy and plans to buy goats with money that she is able to save. She says that in case the GESS programme ends, she will sell the goats in order to make sure that Nyiro stays in school.