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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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Peter's family
access_time 1 day ago
Peter enrolled.
"The biggest challenge is the provision of three meals per day for my family as they are fully dependent on me to provide for their basic needs. I am a casual laborer and on most occasions, I get jobs related to farming on other people's land. On a lucky day, I usually receive a wage of KES 250 after finishing a certain casual task. Most of my payments are done in the evening and since I work from hand to mouth, I use the whole amount to buy foodstuff for my family. This means that if we consume the entire food and the leftovers the following day, there is a chance my family will not have something to take for lunch."
Kipsang's family
access_time 1 day ago
Kipsang enrolled.
"Receiving this money means that my 3 children who are all below 4 years have milk for domestic use. All of them are at the age where a balanced diet food should be adhered to and so milk should be an ever-present component in their diet. Right now, I spent KES 200 to buy them 4 litres of milk daily, and getting this amount regularly is very difficult. I intend to sort out this issue of purchasing milk by buying a dairy cattle worth KES 40000 that is ready for milking. For the rest of the transfer, I plan to stock food for my family and inject some bit of it into my shop."
Asha's family
access_time 1 day ago
Asha received a $468 second payment.
"I have an additional goal to start up a green grocery shop. I do not have a reliable source of income instead, I rely on burning charcoal for sale which is hectic and does not pay much. I believe the business will be a good source of income at the same time, it does not consume much energy and it is not risky as compared to burning charcoal."
Jumaa's family
access_time 1 day ago
Jumaa received a $484 initial payment.
"I am a motorcycle operator and while on my usual duty at around 6:00 pm I heard a beep on my phone. I slowed down as read the message but stayed calm because I did not want the passenger to notice that I had received some money. I dropped him off and hurried home to share the news with my parents. We felt so happy and appreciated Give Directly."
Zawadi's family
access_time 1 day ago
Zawadi received a $484 initial payment.
"I was at home fetching water in the evening when I got a message notification on my phone. I stopped what I was doing to check what the message was about and to my surprise, I had received money from Give Directly. I have never experienced such a happy moment in my life before. I thanked God for the surprise but still rushed to my helper to check if indeed there was money in my Mpesa account because I could not believe it."
Kenga's family
access_time 1 day ago
Kenga received a $27 fourth payment.
Jumwa's family
access_time 1 day ago
Jumwa received a $27 second payment.
Katana's family
access_time 1 day ago
Katana received a $27 third payment.
Khadija's family
access_time 1 day ago
Khadija received a $27 fourth payment.
Nigogo's family
access_time 1 day ago
Nigogo received a $27 fourth payment.