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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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Hellen's family
access_time 3 hours ago
Hellen received a $97 initial payment.
"I was very happy the moment I received my transfer. Thanks to GD."
Eunice's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Eunice received a $97 initial payment.
"I was very happy the moment when I received my money and prayed. "
Jared's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Jared received a $97 initial payment.
"I was very happy the moment when I received my money and danced. "
Conslata's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Conslata received a $97 initial payment.
"I received my money while at my farm and I immediately left what I was doing and left home out of excitement."
Lucy's family
access_time 11 hours ago
Lucy enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I face is lack of money to start business and restock enough food for my family."
Lilian's family
access_time 11 hours ago
Lilian enrolled.
"Paying rent and lack of better income has been a great challenge to my family in terms provision of basic requirements."
Benta's family
access_time 11 hours ago
Benta enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I have faced in life is lack of proper income to support my household. In many occasions we do stay with only one meal a day or sometimes spend the whole day in empty stomach."
Leah's family
access_time 11 hours ago
Leah enrolled.
"Receiving this money means happiness and much change to my life. I would like to built my own home where I do not pay rent and use the remaining portion to start small scale business."
Lydia's family
access_time 11 hours ago
Lydia enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is lack of farm equipment. During dry seasons, it is so difficult to artificially apply water that sometimes make our crops wither and wilt resulting to great loses."
Evaline's family
access_time 12 hours ago
Evaline received a $97 initial payment.
"I received the money when I was out weaving sisal and upon seeing the message confirming to me that I had truly received the transfer , I felt very happy as I knew that my family was going to have a nice meal on that day because the previous night they slept hunger with porridge as their only meal."
David's family
access_time 12 hours ago
David enrolled.
"My biggest challenge is raising money to pay house rent every month."
Alice's family
access_time 12 hours ago
Alice received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received the transfer I was filled with joy and knew that my life would automatically change in a positive way."
Milka's family
access_time 12 hours ago
Milka enrolled.
"Due to high cost of living and lack of money, I have faced the challenge of paying school fees and providing food for my family."
Gorety's family
access_time 12 hours ago
Gorety enrolled.
"My biggest hardship is that I have been sickling. Therefore engaging in productive activities to provide for my family becomes a great challenge with the high cost of living."
Cathrine's family
access_time 12 hours ago
Cathrine enrolled.
"When I receive this money, I will be able to build my own house and pay school fees for my children. The rest of the money I will use to expand my grocery upon receiving it."
Beryl's family
access_time 12 hours ago
Beryl enrolled.
"When I receive this money, I will buy a piece of land and construct my house."
Mouline's family
access_time 12 hours ago
Mouline enrolled.
"Receiving this money will help me buy building materials and build my home. I will also be to buy furniture."
Rosemary's family
access_time 12 hours ago
Rosemary received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received the transfer, I felt very happy since I was assured of buying food and basic needs for my family as getting basic needs for my family has always been a hustle due to the fact the I am a widow and managing a large family of seven children it has been overwhelming.I can say that at the moment my living standards has improved since my children are now going to school and when the come back late in the evening they are assured of food on the table ."
Charles's family
access_time 12 hours ago
Charles received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received the transfer I felt very happy because I bearly had no food in my house. The first person that I told the good news was my wife and we agreed to purchase that we ate that particular day."
Mutesi's family
access_time 12 hours ago
Mutesi received a $402 third payment.
"In my opinion, Give Directly does well to conduct all its activities transparently without any dark corners. All elements of the programme are perfect."
Maganda's family
access_time 12 hours ago
Maganda received a $402 third payment.
"In my opinion, Give Directly does well not to condition the aid which is being given in form of cash transfers. There is nothing GD does not do well."
Atina's family
access_time 12 hours ago
Atina received a $402 third payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in that I now stay in a comfortable house and sleep properly unlike before when I slept so miserably."
Beatrice's family
access_time 12 hours ago
Beatrice received a $402 third payment.
"In my opinion, Give Directly does well to give aid in form of cash because even vulnerable people have their burning needs and plans. It also does well to fulfill all the promises made during barazas. GD does not do well to leave out some of the most vulnerable people while giving transfers."
Magret's family
access_time 12 hours ago
Magret received a $402 third payment.
"In my opinion, Give Directly does well to consider the most vulnerable and needy while giving aid. There is nothing that GD does not do well."
Christine's family
access_time 12 hours ago
Christine received a $402 third payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in that I can easily provide basic needs for my family and our living standards have greatly improved."
Monica's family
access_time 13 hours ago
Monica received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received the transfer I was overwhelmed with joy and thanked the Lord since I felt relieved from things that were bugging my mind like purchasing food and paying school fee. "
Emily's family
access_time 13 hours ago
Emily received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received the transfer , I felt very happy since at that time I didn't have money to even by food for my family to eat and getting money at an expected time was a relieve and a rescuer.I am thankful to GiveDirectly."
Jackline's family
access_time 13 hours ago
Jackline received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received the transfer I felt excited. I had already finished farm work and was resting in my compound when I had the message and upon reading it and confirming that the transfer was sent, I laughed with joy as I rushed towards the farm to tell my husband the good news who was equally very happy."
Nulu's family
access_time 13 hours ago
Nulu received a $421 third payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if i never received the transfer in that I have been able to take care of my family with out much struggle especially during this season when there has been drought and food was hard to find."
I's family
access_time 13 hours ago
I 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 build a rental house which will be earning me an extra income. This would not have been possible with out the transfer. "
Philip's family
access_time 13 hours ago
Philip received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received the money,I was so happy. It was not much but just because it was free that alone made me happy."
Jocinter's family
access_time 13 hours ago
Jocinter received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received the transfer, I felt very happy and jumped out of joy shouting on top of my voice how I was blessed since earlier on that day I was stressed up and fantasizing why life was hard and unfair on me.I am a widow and the bread winner of my house and it takes me alot of energy and time to give my family their basic needs."
Hasifa's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Hasifa received a $402 third payment.
"In my opinion GD does well by sending the money directly to our mobile phones because with this kind of arrangement we don't need to hustle to get it."
Shaida's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Shaida received a $402 third payment.
"In my opinion GD does well by giving us help in fotm of money because for me I received it at a time when I thought I had exhausted all possible sources of income and was worried what the famine would do."
Caroline's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Caroline received a $97 initial payment.
"My phone was off when the money was sent. When I switched the phone on, saw the message I immediately told my spouse. We were very happy because my children's school fees was catered for and also my children will get food to eat. Thank you GD."
Judith's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Judith received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received the transfer I was very happy because I knew that I would be able to cultivate my parcel of land easily which had been bugging my mind."
Margret's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Margret received a $97 initial payment.
"I did know that the transfer was sent on that day up to the moment my neighbor who was also a beneficiary called me, telling me that she had already received her first transfer and upon looking through my phone I saw that my money was sent too .I felt very happy since I was assured of accomplishing my goals such as paying school fees for my two children who were in high school."
Alice's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Alice received a $97 initial payment.
"When I received the money, I was very happy because as a widow IO have led a very tough life and has never received such amount of money and also it came when I needed it most. Thank you GD."
Micah's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Micah received a $97 initial payment.
"I felt so happy when I received my transfer since I longed to confirm how reliable this new organisation was. It's in deed true that it's very trust worthy and fulfills its promises in good time,."
Namulindwa's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Namulindwa received a $402 third payment.
"I could have been hustling or begging what to eat following the famine that we recently faced and also my children would've been out of school but because of the transfers i received i was able to secure a stable source of income with which I can facilitate my family's needs."
Mustafa's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Mustafa received a $402 third payment.
"I would still be a man with no respect because I did no have a home of my own however when I received the transfers i was able to get a descent house so I am now respected."
Judith's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Judith received a $97 initial payment.
"I felt so good when I received my transfer which I may say arrived at the right time when I direly needed money to settle the debt owed both in school and for the village friend."
Goreti's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Goreti received a $97 initial payment.
"I was happy when I received the transfer because I never expected that huge amount of money then."
Roseline's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Roseline received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received the transfer,I was so happy,I Immediately called my husband who was not home so that he comes back we share the joy."
Elizabeth's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Elizabeth received a $97 initial payment.
"I felt happy when I received the transfer because I was going to sleep hungry that night due to lack of money."
Roselyne's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Roselyne received a $97 initial payment.
"When I received the money, I was very happy because I thought that GD was just promising like other NGOs but when I received the money, I believed and was overjoyed. Thank you GD"
Jack's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Jack received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received the money,I became so happy. I did not have anything then."
Jane's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Jane received a $97 initial payment.
"When I received the money, I was very happy because I was going to buy all the things that I did not have at that particular time. Thank you GD and God bless."
Monica's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Monica received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received the transfer, I felt very happy since that is when I truly believed that GiveDirectly fulfills its promises and at the same time I was assured of accomplishing most of my goals which I couldn't before."
Winnie's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Winnie received a $97 initial payment.
"When I received the money, I was very happy because this money was going to change my life and my family's status in the community. Thank you GD."
Damaris's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Damaris received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment received my transfers, I felt so good since I knew the money would bring changes in my life and raise me to the level where most people belong."
Eunice's family
access_time 15 hours ago
Eunice received a $97 initial payment.
"I felt very happy,my children has recover well and they are having a health life.thanks you GD"
Rosemary's family
access_time 15 hours ago
Rosemary received a $97 initial payment.
"I felt so good when I received my first transfer which I thought would delay a bit as it involved a large number of people. I must say a very big thank you to GiveDirectly for enabling my daughter go back to school in good time."
Rose's family
access_time 15 hours ago
Rose received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received the transfer I felt very happy. I was doing house chores and when I read the message on my phone and confirmed that GiveDirectly had sent the money, I thanked the Lord knowing that the burden of paying school fees had been reduced."
Celestine's family
access_time 15 hours ago
Celestine received a $97 initial payment.
"When I received the money, I was very happy because I could now afford to buy doors for my house and also pay school fees for my children who had been sent home for school fees. Thank you GD"
Grace's family
access_time 15 hours ago
Grace received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received my first transfer, I felt so happy that my family's standards of living would upgrade."
Elisha's family
access_time 16 hours ago
Elisha received a $97 initial payment.
"I felt so happy the moment I received my first transfer which came in at the right time when I needed a mattress of my own before my brother picked back his."
Maurice's family
access_time 16 hours ago
Maurice received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received the transfer I was overwhelmed with joy. I was doing my usual casual job when I got the message and immediately called my wife over my mum's phone to tell her the good news and out of the excitement she rushed to my working place to confirm the truth. She jumped with joy after realizing that GiveDirectly had actually sent the transfer since we had previously heard of people benefiting from the program but this time we were among the beneficiaries."
Lucy's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Lucy received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received the transfer I was very happy knowimg that this time round I would not sell my maize to buy farm inputs."
Susan's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Susan received a $97 initial payment.
"I felt very happy,because I'm able to provide food for my family."