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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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Elizabeth's family
access_time 6 days ago
Elizabeth received a $477 third payment.
"I was staying in a very squeezed house with my growing family and we could not comfortably fit in,So, when I received my third transfer,I bought building materials that I used to construct a more spacious house. I can now fit in so well. This is the biggest and best thing I have done with the money."
Janet's family
access_time 6 days ago
Janet received a $477 initial payment.
"The moment I recieved my first transfer I became very happy."
John's family
access_time 6 days ago
John received a $477 initial payment.
"The moment I recieved my first transfer I became very happy. "
Kamia's family
access_time 8 days ago
Kamia received a $456 second payment.
"If I had never recieved the transfer, my life would still be at a very poor state. I am very grateful to Givedirectly for having given me money to also change my life stlye financially, socially and economically."
Sarah's family
access_time 8 days ago
Sarah received a $456 second payment.
"If I had never recieved the transfer, I think my children and I would be malnourished because at the time there was out break of famine. Now that I recieved the transfer, my family and I are health and living in harmony "
Jackson's family
access_time 8 days ago
Jackson received a $456 second payment.
"Had I not received the cash transfer, poverty would have killed me. But now I see a very big change in my life because I can afford good clothes and very soon I am becoming rich when my grinding mill starts operating. "
Jacklin's family
access_time 8 days ago
Jacklin received a $465 third payment.
"I spent 20,000 KES of my third transfer on paying fee for my husband who is pursuing a Diploma Course in Early Childhood Education Development at Bondo Teacher's Training College. I had earlier paid for him 10,000 KES from my second transfer and 3,000 KES from my first transfer since by then he had been at home for 3 months due to fee non-payment, until GD transfers bailed us out. I then invested 5,000 KES on a small scale tomatoes, sugar, salt, vegetable, fruits and sardines business. With the business profits, I have joined a Women Group where I have been saving 550 KES per month, with a vision of one day borrowing and initiating a Poultry Project since I already have the materials bought from the balance after paying my spouse's Training fee and starting a business."
Jemima's family
access_time 8 days ago
Jemima received a $465 third payment.
"Initially, I lived in a house of 4 iron sheets. I hope you can imagine the size of a house made of 4 iron sheets-extremely small and therefore when I received my third transfer, I built a bigger one of 30 iron sheets-the house is big enough and I really feel elevated in life-I can easily invite and accommodate visitors."
Lucy's family
access_time 8 days ago
Lucy received a $485 third payment.
"When I received my third transfer, I completed the construction of my main house that I had started constructing with the second one. I decided to construct the house since my former one was too tiny to accommodate us more comfortably."
Mary's family
access_time 8 days ago
Mary received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money from Give Directly, I felt very happy since it would stop me from begging cooking devices/ equipment."