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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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Mary's family
access_time 20 minutes ago
Mary received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received the transfer,I was so happy,I did not expect to receive the money at that particular time. "
Rose's family
access_time 20 minutes ago
Rose received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment when I received my money I felt super-excited because I had never held such a big amount in my hands at any one time in my life, and I could achieve some of my dreams using this money, thank you."
Silas's family
access_time 20 minutes ago
Silas received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment when I received my money I felt extreme happiness since I had never handled this amount of money at once ever since I was born, and I visualized some of my burdens lifted, especially Secondary education for my children and food for the family,God bless you GD."
Apolo's family
access_time 1 hour ago
Apolo received a $97 initial payment.
"When I received my transfer, I felt so happy as it came at the right time when I needed cash to invest on my farm."
Herine's family
access_time 1 hour ago
Herine received a $97 initial payment.
"I was very happy when I received the money from GiveDirectly and thanked God for His blessings."
Beatrice's family
access_time 1 hour ago
Beatrice received a $97 initial payment.
"I was overwhelmed with joy when I received the money from GiveDirectly because I had never received such a sum of moneyu all at once in my life."
Everline's family
access_time 1 hour ago
Everline received a $97 initial payment.
"When I received the money, I was very happy because all my problems for that day had been solved and my children would get food to eat.Thank you GD"
Grace's family
access_time 1 hour ago
Grace received a $97 initial payment.
"When I received the money, I was very happy because I did not have any money and I did not know how I was going to get food for my children. Thank you GD."
Peter's family
access_time 2 hours ago
Peter received a $97 initial payment.
"I felt so happy when I received my transfer as I was seriously stuck on how I would raise cash to cater for all the expenses pertaining my son's pass out ceremony. "
Beatrice's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Beatrice received a $97 initial payment.
"I was very happy because I didn't expect to receive that money at that time so to me it was a surprise. "
Catherine's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Catherine received a $97 initial payment.
"I was happy and thankful to God because I didn't know this would come. "
Tabitha's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Tabitha received a $97 initial payment.
"I was very happy the moment when I received my money and jumped with jubilation. "
Beatrice's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Beatrice received a $97 initial payment.
"I was very happy the moment I received my money and jumped with jubilation. "
Josephine's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Josephine received a $97 initial payment.
"I was very happy the moment when I received my money and jumped with jubilation. "
Seth's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Seth received a $97 initial payment.
"I was very happy when I received the transfer as I was eagerly waiting it. Thanks to gd."
Eunice's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Eunice received a $485 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the happiness that I experience now that I have taken my grandson to special school. He was almost ' rotting' in the village. Thanks to gd."
Kevin's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Kevin received a $485 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is living in a big house with a shinny roof like other villagers. Thanks to gd."
Lilian's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Lilian received a $97 initial payment.
"I was very amazed the moment I received my transfer. I couldn't believe it. Thanks to gd though."
Jane's family
access_time 15 hours ago
Jane received a $97 initial payment.
"I was in the farm weeding when I received the money and I felt so happy that I didn't finish the portion I had vowed to complete that day."
Florence's family
access_time 15 hours ago
Florence received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received the money I felt very happy because I did not believe that I could receive such a lumpsum amount of money at that time."
Anjeline's family
access_time 16 hours ago
Anjeline enrolled.
"I will be able to buy building materials so as to build my own house when I receive the money. This is because the current house that I live in is a rental and very small to accommodate my family."
Lilian's family
access_time 16 hours ago
Lilian enrolled.
"Receiving this money will help me build my own house. I will also be able to start business for sustainability when I receive this money."
Cynthia's family
access_time 16 hours ago
Cynthia enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I face is low income from my business and providing my family with adequate food."
Caroline's family
access_time 16 hours ago
Caroline enrolled.
"Receiving this money will help me expand my house which is very small to accommodate my family. I will also be able to buy furniture and save the rest for future use."
Nancy's family
access_time 16 hours ago
Nancy enrolled.
"When I receive this money, I will be able to expand my business to enable me stay well with my family. Paying rent has been a great burden to me. Therefore, I will purchase and build my house upon receiving the money."
Trufena's family
access_time 16 hours ago
Trufena enrolled.
"My greatest hardship that I face is that the small business that I do is inconsistent interms of sales. Therefore I realize low profit for sustainability."
Florence's family
access_time 16 hours ago
Florence enrolled.
"When I receive this money, I will built my own house and buy food for my family. I will also be able to save the remaining amount for my children's education in future."
Caroline's family
access_time 16 hours ago
Caroline received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment when I received my money I felt thrilled because I was facing a lot of pressure by then, with the worst being that my family faced starvation so I immediately went to buy food. Thank you very much GD."
Scovia's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Scovia received a $402 third payment.
"In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well by giving people money and they plan for themselves and there is nothing I would say has been done badly"
Eunice's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Eunice received a $402 third payment.
"My life is different because i now have a proper house which is secure for my children than it would have been if i hadn't recieved, I would still be renting"
Aida's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Aida received a $402 third payment.
"In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well by uplifting us from extreme poverty which had affected us for so long, we shall start from there to set ourselves moving and there is nothing i can say went wrong"
Besi's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Besi received a $402 third payment.
"My life is different because i now have constant lighting in my house every night than it would have been if i hadn't recieved as I would be still spending a lot on kesrosene"
Annet's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Annet received a $402 third payment.
"My life is different because i now have a secure house for my family than it would have been if i hadn't recieved, I would be sleeping in the poor house I used to have."
Agneta's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Agneta received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received the money I was very excited. I was teaching the pupils in class and ignored the message thinking that maybe it was a cornman. I decided to read the message anyway and when I realized that it was from GiveDirectly, I laughed and dance with joy and the pupils did the same because they thoughed the teacher had switched to a dancing class and aftre the lesson I immediately went and paid my children's fee and bought food because I had nothing in store for luch."
Thomas's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Thomas enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I have faced in life is lack of proper house. My house is small in size and leaks whenever it rains. This make me feel uncomfortable with my family members."
Millicent's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Millicent enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I have faced in life is inability to pay school fees for my children. I never went to school and doesn't want my children to suffer the same difficult life that I experience daily due to lack of proper education."
Gladys's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Gladys enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is lack of money to buy food for my household. I felt a lot of pain in my heart especially when the young children were crying due to hunger."
Eunice's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Eunice enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I have faced in life is poor shelter. I am thoroughly rained on especially during wet seasons like this time. This makes me spend sleepless nights with my children and husband."
Mercy's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Mercy enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I have faced in life is extreme poverty. I have been unable to associate well with my fellow community members because they feel uncomfortable to identify themselves with my situation of malnutrition and lack of food."
James's family
access_time 17 hours ago
James received a $402 third payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in a way that I am now also considered a permanent resident (land lord) who owns property and commands respect in the community."
Abdu's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Abdu received a $421 third payment.
"In my opinion, Give Directly does well to give cash to recipients instead of property since every one has his/her burning need. There is nothing GD does not do well."
Joseph's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Joseph received a $402 third payment.
"In my opinion, Give Directly does well to use different field teams during enrolment of households to avoid fraud. GD does not do well to leave out leaders while giving transfers. "
Tapenence's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Tapenence received a $402 third payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in that I now have land for cultivation which I didn't have before. Now food security is guaranteed in my home in future since I am growing food this season."
John's family
access_time 17 hours ago
John received a $402 third payment.
"In my opinion, Give Directly does well to give money to recipients without restrictions and after teaching them in barazas."
Esther's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Esther received a $97 initial payment.
"When I received the money, I was very happy because I could now buy all that I lacked and have always longed for. Thank you GD."
Everline's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Everline received a $97 initial payment.
"When I received the money, I was very happy because school fees burden had been lifted off my shoulders and again my family would not go hungry for some days. Thank you GD for the life changing transfer."
Anne's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Anne received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received the transfer I was very excited. I was cultivating my parcel of land and when I read the message on my phone and realized that it was from GiveDirectly, I left the work and rushed to my friend whom had also received the transfer and we went to withdraw the it immediately."
Judith's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Judith received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received the transfer I felt very happy. Although I had pain because my husband had passed on some weeks earlier, I was very greatful for receiving the money that I did not work for."
Hellen's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Hellen received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment when I received my money I felt very pleased since I was able to confirm that GD delivers as per its promises, and that the rest of my transfers would be sent and I would be able to improve my life."
Jared's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Jared received a $486 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is changing my status from homeless to a home owner. I feel so happy and proud that I have achieved this. Thank you GiveDirectly."
Nancy's family
access_time 18 hours ago
Nancy received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received the transfer I was very excited knowing that my child who was already sent away because of the fee arrears would go back to school."
James's family
access_time 18 hours ago
James received a $97 initial payment.
"When I received the money, I was very happy because for the first time I received ten thousand KES without working for it and also at the time it was sent, I was very down financially. Thank you GD"
Treza's family
access_time 18 hours ago
Treza received a $97 initial payment.
"I felt very happy because now I have a new house."
Esther's family
access_time 18 hours ago
Esther received a $402 third payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in that i have been able to start and complete my house which would have not been possible with out this transfer since I didn't have any money to build such a house."
Betty's family
access_time 18 hours ago
Betty received a $402 third payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in such a way that that i have been able to consistently provide food for my family since there has been a long drough. This would have not been possible with out this transfer. I would probably have starved to death with my family "
Benon's family
access_time 18 hours ago
Benon received a $402 third payment.
"In my opinion Give directly does well to check and follow up on the people they give money to direct and encourage them so that they don't go astray. I find it a unique attribute to givedirectly which makes us have confidence in the people who give us money. I have not seen anything give directly has not done well."
Everlyne's family
access_time 18 hours ago
Everlyne received a $97 initial payment.
"I felt very happy,because it's now evident that GD truly fulfills promises."
Rael's family
access_time 18 hours ago
Rael received a $97 initial payment.
"I felt happy when I received the transfer because it would help me get the things that I lacked."
Josephine's family
access_time 18 hours ago
Josephine received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received the transfer, I felt very happy and stress-free since I was assured of pursuing my goals with the money such as cultivating my farm and paying school fees for my two children who are in primary school."
Linet's family
access_time 18 hours ago
Linet received a $486 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that I am currenly running my own business for income generation and sure of enlarging my small house since I have all the needed materials and the money to do it."