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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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access_time 2 days ago
Benard received a $465 third payment.
"GiveDirectly is doing well by improving the living standards of people through unconditional cash transfer."
access_time 2 days ago
Jared received a $465 third payment.
"In my opinion Give Directly is an organization which is not corrupt and it keeps its word."
access_time 2 days ago
Nancy received a $465 third payment.
"My life is different having received the transfer because it has enabled me build a stable new house, renovate my late mother in-laws house which acts as a lodging for the orphans that were left under my care and I am able to fend for my family without much struggle like before."
access_time 2 days ago
Catherine received a $482 third payment.
"My life different if l could not have received transfer is that, l could still be hiring other people's cows."
access_time 2 days ago
Walter received a $465 third payment.
"GiveDirectly did well in sending money to recipients which in turn has changed their lives and their status in the community. I have not seen anything they did not do well."
access_time 2 days ago
Jacline received a $465 third payment.
"GiveDirectly did well in giving money directly to recipients rather than through area administration. I have not seen anything they did not do well in our community."
access_time 2 days ago
Josphine received a $465 third payment.
"What Give Directly has done well is improving people's lives through sending cash directly to their recipients and then they do follow up on how they spent their transfers, I don't see what Give Directly hasn't done well"
access_time 2 days ago
Florence received a $465 third payment.
"The difference in my life now is that Am able to pay college fee for my child who is currenty training as a teacher which I could have not managed without receiving the transfer."
access_time 2 days ago
Everline received a $463 third payment.
"What Give Directly has done well is improving people's lives through sending cash directly to their recipients, without any payments expected in return and I don't see what Give Directly hasn't done well"
access_time 2 days ago
Everline received a $463 third payment.
"If i never received this transfer i would have not been able to make the steps i have now like being in a good spacious house."
access_time 2 days ago
Winnie received a $465 third payment.
"In my opinion, GiveDirectly did a good job of giving unconditional cash transfers to the poorest household since this households their living standards have improved positively."
access_time 2 days ago
George received a $465 third payment.
"In my own opinion, Give Directly's officials are not corrupt and here is where they do it well but I think they don't get it right when they skip some villages in our communities since this could occasionally lead to theft."
access_time 3 days ago
Phanice received a $482 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is having a descent house with all households. This makes me happy because I can now match other member of the village and can proudly talk where other people are because we are in the same level. "
access_time 3 days ago
Masline received a $482 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the ease I get whenever I want to plough my farm. Since I now have oxen plough of my own I no longer have to pay for ploughing services."
access_time 3 days ago
Gladys received a $96 initial payment.
"I was very happy the moment I received my money. I jump up and down like a calf. Thanks to GD."
access_time 3 days ago
Sospeter received a $465 third payment.
"My life life is different because, I didn't have even a single animal in my compound but currently I have several animals to take care of hence I can also sell them if I have an emergency . "
access_time 3 days ago
Victor received a $465 third payment.
"My life is different now because through the transfers, I now have a good house for my family and I also have a business, whose profit is sustaining my family."
access_time 3 days ago
Amos received a $465 third payment.
"What Give Directly did well in my opinion is sending transfers directly to the recipients. There is nothing that I spotted which wasn't done well."
access_time 3 days ago
Donna received a $465 third payment.
"Give Directly sent money straight to the recipient thus corruption was hampered."
access_time 3 days ago
Valeria received a $465 third payment.
"GiveDirectly did well by doing their own enrollment and not leaving the administration to do it for them, this would have led to corruption and bribery. I have not seen anything they did not do well in our community"
access_time 3 days ago
Peter received a $466 third payment.
"In my opinion,GiveDirectly has brought development in the village. Givedirectyl should however dig a borehole for the community to leave a legacy."
access_time 3 days ago
Sharon received a $465 third payment.
"In my opinion, what GiveDirectly did well is by sending money directly to the recipient's M-pesa which was safe and allowing everyone to use the money the way he or she wants."
access_time 3 days ago
Jane received a $465 third payment.
"In my opinion i consider give directly to be a corruption free organization and this should be maintained. I can only suggest that during barazas the organization can educate more on investment and small business start ups."
access_time 3 days ago
Prisca received a $465 third payment.
"My life different if l could not have received transfer is that, l could be still sitting down being that l could not manage to buy furniture."
access_time 3 days ago
Isaiah received a $465 third payment.
"My life is different because I was able to pay dowry and I was also able to buy cattle, now I have cattle of my own and I don't have to borrow my neighbors cattle during farming seasons"
access_time 3 days ago
Samson received a $465 third payment.
"In my opinion give directly is a very straight forward organization with no corruption in its operations. I do not think there is anything that needs changing because all the systems are just perfect."
access_time 3 days ago
Kennedy received a $465 third payment.
"In my opinion, Give directly as created jobs opportunity to many people who were jobless like me, giving unconditional cash transfer is like eye opener to many family."
access_time 3 days ago
Aggrey received a $465 third payment.
"In my opinion Give Directly staffs did well in their registration process, they were not corrupt at all. I did not see what Give Directly did not do well."
access_time 3 days ago
Andrew received a $465 third payment.
"In my opinion, GD has changed our lives dramatically and we are very happy with GD. We are several steps ahead of where we were before GD began its operations in our village-there are fewer grass-thatched houses, the most vulnerable of us got assisted to improve their situations. However, GD Community Entry process was weak in that a lot of people do not attend Barazas and as such there was need to do additional awareness creation through all Women groups, Youth Groups, but particularly in Churches, which would have minimized non-participation rate since most people trust the Church."
access_time 3 days ago
Leah received a $465 third payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in that, I don't worry anymore of the chest problems that my husband experience due to the cold at night because of fishing. I feel happy because we have our own motocycle bought using the third transfer hence getting even more income than the fishing business."
access_time 3 days ago
Bruno received a $465 third payment.
"In my opinion, I like that the money is sent through the phone which is safer than giving it as hard cash. I do not think the organization needs to improve on anything because the way their operations are executed is just perfect. "
access_time 3 days ago
Rasto received a $483 third payment.
"GD did a great job in improving the lives of people here, however there are very needy people who were left out and I wish you would improve on that."
access_time 3 days ago
Evance received a $465 third payment.
"In my opinion, what GiveDirectly did well is making us be aware of the program at the baraza level and again talking to an individual person through the door to door visit."
access_time 3 days ago
Stephen received a $483 third payment.
"GD did well because the standard of living among the people in this village has really improved."
access_time 3 days ago
Josephine received a $465 third payment.
"In my opinion, what GiveDirectly did well is by giving out unconditional cash transfers which are non refundable, hence not worried when using the money."
access_time 3 days ago
Millicent received a $483 third payment.
"My life is different in that for the first time, I have stocked enough dry corn for food for the dry months of January up to July ; it happens that my family has been going hungry with very little to eat during this periopd every January up to July of very year due to poor harvest in this County. In addition, soon I will be able to put up a lovely and spacious brick house, all of which would have been impossible without GD transfers."
access_time 3 days ago
Benson received a $465 third payment.
"Give directly has given my life meaning, I was considered a hopeless person who could not achieve anything because of the poverty I was living in. I ahve managed to build a house and I am now into farming all because of the transfers sent to me by the organization. I would not be who I am were it not for this noble gesture and generosity."
access_time 3 days ago
Irene received a $483 second payment.
"Previously I had a small house of five iron sheets but now a have a spacious house of 30 iron sheets. This is the biggest difference in my daily life because my house can now accommodate my family members well and my children do not have to seek for sleeping space from neighbors. "
access_time 4 days ago
Samuel received a $483 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is seeing my son clear form four without any arrears."
access_time 4 days ago
Siprina received a $483 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life my son clearing school. I am so happy."
access_time 4 days ago
James received a $97 initial payment.
"I was very happy when I received the transfer. It was the best moment in my life."
access_time 4 days ago
Josinta received a $97 initial payment.
"I was very happy the moment I received my money. I prayed to thank God for the wonderful gift. Thanks to GD. "
access_time 4 days ago
Nancy received a $97 initial payment.
"I was very excited when I received my money. It was the best moment in my life as I was very sure to purchase most of household items that I've been dreaming of. Thanks to GD. "
access_time 4 days ago
Ruth received a $113 initial payment.
"I was worried about what to do with the house that was about to fall down, and then I received this money. I was very happy because in knew I would be able to build a better house."
access_time 4 days ago
Jalia received a $113 initial payment.
"I felt good and talked to myself that things will finally be better for me. I am happy."
access_time 4 days ago
Sande received a $424 second payment.
"Owning 2 Oxen for domestic and commercial farming services is the biggest difference in my daily life. I bought there Oxen with my second transfer and my life has changed better in terms of household income."
access_time 4 days ago
Nuulu received a $424 second payment.
"Having my house renovated is the biggest difference in my daily life. I renovated my house with the second transfer and I am proud."
access_time 4 days ago
Hanifah received a $424 second payment.
"Being able to stock building materials for my house construction is now the biggest difference in my life. I used my second transfer to buy materials for better house. I am proud."
access_time 4 days ago
Rose received a $424 second payment.
"The on going construction of my house of my house is the biggest difference in my daily daily life. I have started on the construction of my house with my second transfer."
access_time 4 days ago
Abdu received a $424 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I can now efficiently provide basic needs to my family members and we no longer suffer anymore "
access_time 4 days ago
Tapenence received a $424 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that because of these two bulls, I will be in position to plough my land more easily and on time before the season elapses and I will be able to plough for my neighbours so that they can give me some money hence generating income for my household "
access_time 4 days ago
Zefaniya received a $424 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am now sure of my basic income due to business I started and I hope to grow big with time in that business "
access_time 4 days ago
Basirika received a $424 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is i am now sure of producing more food for my family as I will be in position to plough my fields so easily and on time"
access_time 4 days ago
Harriet received a $424 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am hoping to have a bigger house since I am building one so I am no longer stressed about housing "
access_time 4 days ago
Maliki received a $424 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am no longer stressed about accommodation in the future and my family no longer starves the way we used to"
access_time 4 days ago
James received a $424 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am no longer stressed about accommodation since I am going to build a new bigger house"
access_time 4 days ago
Amuza received a $424 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that i now sleep well and peacefully when I am sure wall won't fall on us at night "
access_time 4 days ago
Ziria received a $424 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that i am stress free as I managed to pay school fees for my children "
access_time 4 days ago
Edinance received a $424 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is having my children in school without pressure of school fees. I had given up on paying for them in their candidate classes."
access_time 4 days ago
Rovisa received a $424 second payment.
"Sleeping in a clean descent house with no dust an pests is the biggest difference in my daily life."