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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 22 hours ago
Dama enrolled.
"Food insecurity is my biggest hardship I am facing my life this has been brought about by drought we have been experiencing. I am happy that I will be able to have an alternative source of income something that will transform our life for the better."
Dama's family
access_time 24 hours ago
Dama enrolled.
"My life as a widow has never been easy since my husband died 10 years ago leaving me with 5 small children. I took up the responsibility of raising them single handedly through my charcoal burning job. The area is currently deforested making it less productive and the much I earn is around 750 shillings a month. It is difficult to provide enough basic needs for a family of six. This forced my eldest son to drop out of school because of the accumulated fee arrears. My 4 children are not spared either and they are victims of the same. They are even too old for their grades because they miss school oftenly forcing them to repeat classes. All these are results of financial instability which is my biggest hardship."
Karembo's family
access_time 3 days ago
Karembo received a $501 initial payment.
"It was my helper who checked my messages and confirmed to me that I had received my first transfer. I felt happy since I could comfortably fulfil my household basic needs like buying food. I was at peace and relieved from the financial hardships that I have been going through for years."
Kenneth's family
access_time 4 days ago
Kenneth received a $501 initial payment.
"It was around 10 Am when I was heading to my daily hustle then my phone started ringing continuously. This was so unusual and so I decided the check who it could be since it was alerting me of a new message. Upon checking, I realized that it was an Mpesa message from GiveDirectly. I felt so happy and even decided to return back home and share the good news with my family members."
Jumwa's family
access_time 4 days ago
Jumwa received a $501 initial payment.
"It was around 10 Am when I preparing breakfast for my family when I heard my phone vibrating. Since I am illetrate I decided to ask for help from my children and on checking, they realized that it was an Mpesa from GiveDirectly. I felt so happy because I know I would achieve a lot."
Dama's family
access_time 4 days ago
Dama received a $501 initial payment.
"It was exactly 7 PM when I heard my phone ringing. Without hesitating, I decided to check what the message was all about. I realized that it was an Mpesa message from GiveDirectly indicating that I had finally received my first transfer. I felt so happy and could not explain it."
Husna's family
access_time 5 days ago
Husna received a $501 initial payment.
"I saw the transfer message around 10 am, when I heard the,"
Paul's family
access_time 7 days ago
Paul received a $501 initial payment.
"I had left for work away from home and had left my phone at home and when the transfer arrived my son called me to deliver the good news. I was very excited that I asked for leave at work to come and plan how to spend the money with my family."
Chadi's family
access_time 7 days ago
Chadi received a $502 initial payment.
"I became so happy the moment I realized that I had received money from GiveDirectly. I knew I would be able to achieve a lot using this money. I immediately informed my family about the good news and they were all happy as well."
Zawadi's family
access_time 7 days ago
Zawadi received a $502 initial payment.
"I was filled with happiness the moment I realized that I had received my transfers. This money gave me hope that I would be able to build a decent house for my family."