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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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Faith's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Faith received a $499 initial payment.
"I was at home when I received the SMS indicating that I had received the lump sum amount from GiveDirectly. I could not believe my eyes and I was immediately filled with a lot of happiness, I felt a ray of hope in me because I knew all the things that I have always planned to do were going to be fulfilled. I gave thanks to God and GiveDirectly for this wonderful program that they thought of coming up with."
Stephen's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Stephen received a $499 initial payment.
"I was filled with excitement when I received the message saying that I had received the lump sum transfer from GiveDirectly. I immediately informed my family and they were too very happy to hear the good news. We started planning together on what we are going to do with it and for the first time, I felt my dreams coming true."
Alice's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Alice received a $499 initial payment.
"I was at home when I received the SMS saying that I had received the transfer from GiveDirectly. I was filled with happiness and I immediately informed my children of the good news. They were so happy too and we all celebrated and thanked God and GiveDirectly for making it happen."
Gladys's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Gladys received a $499 initial payment.
"I felt so happy and I thanked God when I received the Mpesa SMS saying that I had received the transfer from GiveDirectly. I informed my husband about it and he was very happy too. I felt like poverty had left my family since I was going to achieve my desires. We started planning immediately on what we are going to do with it. Thank you GiveDirectly, may God bless you so that you can continue helping others."
Kufa's family
access_time 7 hours ago
Kufa enrolled.
"Having a family under decent roofed house is any parent's desires. I had built an iron roofed house while I was still young in my marriage. This has been our shelter since then but over time it roof has rusted making it a porus roofs. To me receiving this money means a decent and conducive house for my family. I will not again be rained on again like my current condition."
Pola's family
access_time 7 hours ago
Pola enrolled.
"I have desired to give my children a better life by educate them. As a subsistence farmer, raising much enough to cater for family needs is a big challenge. The little resources in my family has been the biggest hardship I have ever faced in my life, I feel bad when I am not able to pay my children school fees on time at same time can't afford their basic needs to their satisfactory."
Loice's family
access_time 8 hours ago
Loice enrolled.
"My wife and my self we are not employed and also old age is catching up with us,we still have children to educate and because we want then to have a better education we struggle to get them all that is necessary for them to be in school. I no longer go to look for casual work because no one will hire because I am less productive compared to younger people .so we struggle here at our Small farm, we have planted bananas, maize and rear chicken to have a source of income thue it is not enough"
Gilbert's family
access_time 8 hours ago
Gilbert enrolled.
"It means I will buy welding machine,finished training on welding in 2015, have been working as a casual for a workshop in sigor town but I want to have my own machine that costs sh 40000. If Givedirectly supports me I will buy it as an investment and start my own welding business"
Kiprono's family
access_time 8 hours ago
Kiprono enrolled.
"It means I will invest in poultry farming, my dream has been to empower my wife with a constant source of income here in the village but I have not been able to raise capital enough for a start up. But now if I get this grant from givedirectly I will construct a structure and buy 80 improved kienyeji chicks.After 3 months it will lay eggs which we will sell to the local market to earn money and better our life."
Annet's family
access_time 8 hours ago
Annet received a $499 initial payment.
"I was awakened by the loud vibration from my mobile phone at around six in the morning. This was so unusual and without wasting time, I decided to check who it could be. Only to realize it was the Mpesa message from GiveDirectly that I have been anxiously been waiting for. I was overwhelmed with joy since I was positive that I would achieve a lot."