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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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Karembo's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Karembo received a $514 initial payment.
"I was just preparing breakfast for my family when I received the message notification. Upon checking, I realized it was an Mpesa message from GiveDirectly. I felt so happy and I started planning how best I would utilize the transfers."
Hellen's family
access_time 9 hours ago
Hellen received a $457 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I felt very happy because I was going to build a permanent house."
Alex's family
access_time 9 hours ago
Alex received a $457 initial payment.
"I felt very excited because I got money for buy an ox and starting family business."
Gilbert's family
access_time 9 hours ago
Gilbert received a $457 initial payment.
"My life has improved because through this cash transfer, I was in position to start up a drug shop business. I can now meet my basic needs and those of my parents because I earn on a daily basis. Secondly, I have repossessed my farm land and planted g-nut. Previously, I had no where to farm since I gave out my farm land as security for loan I got for my fees ."
Janet's family
access_time 9 hours ago
Janet received a $457 initial payment.
"I felt too excited intend I slept very well that night because I have been thinking where I will get money to buy a plot of land."
Margret's family
access_time 9 hours ago
Margret received a $457 initial payment.
"Before this cash transfer, I never farmed I would only look for labour from other community members inorder to get food for my family. Nevertheless, upon getting the unconditional cash transfer, I rented farm and planted g-nuts which I intend to sell and set up my own home since I am still staying with my parents "
Hassan's family
access_time 11 hours ago
Hassan received a $514 initial payment.
"I felt so happy the moment I received the transfer from GiveDirectly. I definitely knew that all my dreams are now coming true which including owning the pair of oxen."
Furaha's family
access_time 12 hours ago
Furaha received a $514 initial payment.
"I felt so happy the moment I received money from GiveDirectly. I definitely knew that I will accomplish all my heart desires which including constructing of a new house."
Janifer's family
access_time 13 hours ago
Janifer received a $457 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is seeing that my house has been beautified because of the household items I was able to purchase and put in. Prior to getting this money, my house always looked so empty."
Elizabeth's family
access_time 13 hours ago
Elizabeth received a $514 initial payment.
"I felt so happy the moment I learned that I had received my first transfer. It was like a miracle to me because I had never received such a huge amount of money in my entire life."