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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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John's family
access_time 30 days ago
John received a $28 initial payment.
"Were it not for the transfer,I don't know how I could have settled my house rent, thanks Givedirectly"
Agnes's family
access_time 30 days ago
Agnes received a $28 initial payment.
"Had it not been for this transfer, I would not have managed to take at least two meals a day. Having lost my job due to the Covid-19 pandemic, buying food daily for my family has been the biggest challenge due to lack of money. The monthly $30 has greatly helped me to take care of my family's basic needs especially buying foodstuffs during this difficult time."
Alice's family
access_time 30 days ago
Alice received a $28 initial payment.
"If I had not received money from Givedirectly,I would have been kicked out of my rented house.I have no income because I don't get menual jobs working as a househelp anymore since thee time Covid19 triggered a lockdown in Nairobi.I can't imagine that my children and I could be sleeping on the cold outside in the streets! Thank God I got this transfers and paid rent immediately."
James's family
access_time 30 days ago
James received a $28 second payment.
"Receiving this money attracts a great difference in my life because I will be much relieved from the agony and stress that I have been facing on how to fend for my family."
Janet's family
access_time 30 days ago
Janet received a $28 initial payment.
"I have been able to help my parents get food. I have also been able to buy medicine since I have been feeling unwell for the past two weeks. Through buying internet bundles, I can watch YouTube videos and listen to my favorite music which relaxes my mind."
Rose's family
access_time 30 days ago
Rose received a $28 second payment.
"I have been able to expand my business which I sell tomatoes. I used to buy 1 bucket of tomatoes and now I buy 1 crate from which I make more sales and as a result, more profit. With the proceeds, I am able to fend for my family."
Kanze's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kanze received a $514 initial payment.
"I was heading to the farm with my grandson when my phone started vibrating continuously. This was so unusual and I was a bit shocked. I decided to check who it could be. When I checked its content, I could not believe what I saw because it was an Mpesa message from GIveDirectly indicating they had sent me the first transfers. I was extremely happy and I even went back home and celebrated with the rest."
Sidi's family
access_time 1 month ago
Sidi received a $514 initial payment.
"I vividly remember that day as if it was yesterday. It was around 7 when I was preparing breakfast when I heard the message notification from my mobile phone. When I checked its content, I found out that it was an Mpesa message from GiveDirectly. They had finally fulfilled what they had promised during the enrolment. I was so happy and started celebrating with joy."
Kahindi's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kahindi received a $514 initial payment.
"I learned that I had received my transfer at exactly 8 in the morning when I was taking breakfast with my family. I felt so happy and started celebrating with my family since we knew the money will transform our lives in so many ways."
Kadzo's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kadzo received a $514 initial payment.
"It was around 7 in the morning as I was heading to the dam then I realized that I had an unread message. Without wasting time, I decided to check its contents. I felt so happy after realizing I had finally received my first transfer and all my dreams were now achievable."