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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 15 hours ago
Samuel received a $481 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life will be having my own house in my own compound where I can be able to keep livestock."
access_time 16 hours ago
Morine received a $481 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that I have managed to move into a new and bigger house that we can all comfortably live in without squeezing inside."
access_time 17 hours ago
Nancy received a $481 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that my family and I can now live in a comfortable house that is big enough and we find enough space to keep our belongings."
access_time 17 hours ago
Obiero received a $481 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that I have been able to pay school fees for my children so that they can consistently stay in school. "
access_time 18 hours ago
Sharon received a $113 initial payment.
"The moment i received my money I felt very and couldn't wait to buy myself a mattress because I was sleeping down.I also felt lucky to have been considered to get the money from give directly because some people didn't go through. "
access_time 19 hours ago
Lukia received a $425 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life was opening up a motorcycle business in my village.so Now days I can move freely and quickly.Thank you"
access_time 20 hours ago
Berlyne received a $481 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that I have managed to construct my own house in my own compound thanks to GiveDirectly. I am very happy that I have space that I can safely keep my livestock."
access_time 20 hours ago
Waiswa received a $425 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now sleep in a better and more comfortable house than before. I never imagine I would have a good house at my age. "
access_time 20 hours ago
Robbinson received a $481 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that once I buy my own motorcycle I will be able to get daily income from the transport business."
access_time 20 hours ago
Maurice received a $481 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that the hand-drawn plough and the bull will help me reduce my farming expenses and therefore I will be able to use the saved money to buy food and other household items since I do not have to hire farm implements anymore."
access_time 20 hours ago
Elizabeth received a $113 initial payment.
"It was very early in the morning and I saw this money from GiveDirectly and i was happy."
access_time 20 hours ago
Regina received a $113 initial payment.
"It was night and I received money from GiveDirectly on my mobile phone and I rejoiced that night because this money was like a miracle."
access_time 20 hours ago
Webster received a $113 initial payment.
"I saw a mobile money message from GiveDirectly on my phone and I was very happy for receiving free and unconditional money for my life improvements. "
access_time 20 hours ago
Ronald received a $425 second payment.
"I had just come back home and I received money on my mobile phone. I checked and the money was from GiveDirectly, I was happy!"
access_time 20 hours ago
Mary received a $481 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life has been getting a new house that has better roofing and walls. My family and I are now very comfortable living in this house as we are no longer rained nor have fear of the house collapsing on us."
access_time 20 hours ago
Eseza received a $425 second payment.
"He biggest difference in my daily life is yet to come when i construct a big house for the family"
access_time 3 days ago
Emily received a $96 initial payment.
"When I received my money, I felt so happy! I was very broke."
access_time 3 days ago
Joel received a $482 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now have a wife whose bride pride is fully paid, thus I am respected by my in-laws."
access_time 3 days ago
Lilian received a $96 initial payment.
"I felt really happy the moment I received the money because I knew I would now be able to achieve my plans."
access_time 3 days ago
Joseph received a $96 initial payment.
"I felt so happy the moment I received the money since I needed it for my child's school fees."
access_time 3 days ago
Samson received a $482 second payment.
"When I received the money, I felt happy because I knew what our late father wanted to do with it, and I wanted to do it on his behalf to assist those of us he has left behind."
access_time 4 days ago
Joackim received a $96 initial payment.
"I was very happy and excited because I didn't have money by then. "
access_time 4 days ago
Mary received a $96 initial payment.
"I was very excited because this was a dry season and getting money was difficult. "
access_time 4 days ago
Caren received a $482 second payment.
"I'm able to collect enough money that can sustain the learning of my two children in secondary School, hence I don't have much pressure looking for money because I managed to clear fees for this year. "
access_time 4 days ago
Milka received a $482 second payment.
"I can now spent more time with my family because I'm less stress up like before where by I had a small house which was also leaking with rusted tin on the roof. "
access_time 4 days ago
Salina received a $482 second payment.
"I always fall sick because of hard labour looking for money to feed my family but since I received the money from give directly feel more energetic and healthy hence I do business instead of casual labourer. "
access_time 4 days ago
David received a $96 initial payment.
"I was very happy because I didn't have enough money to buy all this basic equipments. "
access_time 4 days ago
Beatrice received a $112 initial payment.
"The moment when i recieved my money i felt so exitced about it and just thankful to God."
access_time 4 days ago
Maurine received a $96 initial payment.
"I was very happy and felt relieved when I received my transfer because I needed the money so much for buying a cow. It was late in the evening at the most unexpected time when I saw an Mpesa message from GiveDirectly."
access_time 4 days ago
Rosemary received a $96 initial payment.
"I felt very happy because I was so much worried of my son who had been sent home to collect school fees. Since I received transfers and paid school fees, I am a very peaceful woman."
access_time 4 days ago
Naftali received a $96 initial payment.
"I was very happy and thankful to GD. I received the money when I was worried of school fees for my son who has currently enrolled for a mechanic course. I am happy and proud that he is now in a straining college."
access_time 4 days ago
Noah received a $481 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that I have been able to construct a new house in my own compound. I am proud that I have my own house and therefore I am no longer paying rent."
access_time 4 days ago
Moris received a $481 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have a spacious house which accommodates my family well."
access_time 4 days ago
Francis received a $481 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that my house now looks very decent after doing the plastering and the walls look very strong. The floor is also easy to clean."
access_time 4 days ago
Dishon received a $481 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that I have been able to construct a bigger house with better roofing and walls. We finding it costly to do constant repairs of the walls in our previous house but now we can save both time and money since we moved into the new house."
access_time 4 days ago
Harriet received a $420 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is to have a cow and talking milk whenever I feel like talking since the cow is ready for milking.thank you. "
access_time 4 days ago
Everlyne received a $481 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that I have been able to move into a bigger house where my children can find a place to sleep comfortably and there is enough privacy."
access_time 4 days ago
Alice received a $481 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have food to eat in this dry season."
access_time 4 days ago
Mourine received a $96 initial payment.
"When I received my money, I felt so happy because in the previous night.., I had slept without food. "
access_time 4 days ago
Sylvia received a $420 second payment.
"Being able to own land and live independent of my parents is the biggest difference in my daily life. This is because before GD, my parents were the ones supporting my family financially since I did not have any stable source of income."
access_time 4 days ago
Tamasha received a $420 second payment.
"Living a life where I nolonger worry about whether or not we shall have the next meal Is the biggest difference in my life. I started up a business with the transfers where i get daily income to support the family."
access_time 4 days ago
Lovisa received a $112 initial payment.
"I felt very happy and excited when I received the money that i danced and ululated in celebration."
access_time 4 days ago
Zeulance received a $420 second payment.
"Having my own latrine is the biggest difference in my own life. Going to the bush is not only risky but also not hygienic."
access_time 4 days ago
Aliziki received a $420 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the peace of mind I have knowing that my family owns a property worth millions and the ability to access basic needs at home."
access_time 4 days ago
Rosina received a $420 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I can easily access medication and good feeding in my sickly state and at my age."
access_time 4 days ago
Maliza received a $420 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is having a permanent strong spacious house for my family replacing a weak ramshakled structure which nearly killed us in the storm."
access_time 4 days ago
Brenda received a $420 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is having a business that brings daily income"
access_time 4 days ago
Mary received a $481 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have food in this dry season."
access_time 4 days ago
Peter received a $481 second payment.
"Before I got the transfers, I was living in a very small one-roomed house where my family was seriously squeezing inside. However, thanks to money from GiveDirectly I was able to construct a new and bigger house with enough space for everyone to keep their belongings and comfortably sleep."
access_time 4 days ago
Lilian received a $481 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that I do carry the shame of lacking somewhere to sleep anymore. Since I constructed my own house, I have my privacy and I can safely keep my belongings."
access_time 4 days ago
Ruth received a $481 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have food to eat in this dry season."
access_time 4 days ago
Joan received a $481 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that my children are able to go to school without being sent back home for school fees. They can now attend their classes without interference."
access_time 4 days ago
Fibi received a $481 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that my grandchildren have not been sent home for school fees like before and also soon I will plaster my house."
access_time 4 days ago
Victor received a $481 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that we have good income from my wife's business."
access_time 4 days ago
Janet received a $481 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have managed to construct a new house that is big enough and can properly contain my family and our belongings."
access_time 4 days ago
Margaret received a $481 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have food to feed my children."
access_time 4 days ago
Samar received a $481 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I eat well without struggling unlike before because I now have enough food in the house."
access_time 4 days ago
Alphonce received a $481 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that my son was able to sit his exams."
access_time 4 days ago
Kennedy received a $481 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that thanks to GiveDirectly I am now certain that I will be able to construct a new house that is big enough and enable me to properly arrange my things."
access_time 4 days ago
Christabell received a $481 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the achievement that I have made like fixing a steel door which is more secure than the wooden one that I previously had."