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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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Alice's family
access_time 43 minutes ago
Alice received a $496 initial payment.
"I received the message confirmation of the transfer receipt when I was away from home as I had gone to look after my sick old mother who is also blind at the moment. The message warmed my heart as I had been anticipating receiving it over that week. With the plans in mind, I was happy to know that I would soon be initiating them. I never had any hurry of withdrawing as I had to get back home first so that I can see how best I could pick the planned task."
Daniel's family
access_time 44 minutes ago
Daniel received a $496 initial payment.
"I was so excited to receive a message bearing the good news that morning as I confirmed it with a heart full of joy. I was still at home with my wife then as it was a quarter past nine in the morning. On showing her that message, she was overjoyed to a point of getting emotional. This transfer came to us at the right time when we were really in need of it as we had been having a lot of plans but the insufficient financing could not allow us to execute."
David's family
access_time 44 minutes ago
David received a $496 initial payment.
"I was out to my neighbor's house when I received a notification and on reading to confirm its content I realized that it was the transfer I had been anticipating from GiveDirectly. My wife wasn't home too as she had moved out to the farm to check on the growth progress of our crops. I had to call her and share the good news as we had been expecting it together. We both agreed to meet at home where we celebrated, thanked God, and affirmed the initial plans we had."
Katana's family
access_time 2 hours ago
Katana received a $496 initial payment.
"It was in the afternoon when I was in my house relaxing after coming from herding my livestock which including cows, goats, and sheets. My phone was on charge which is a long distance from my house it had taken almost 2 days there. I sent my wife to take it, upon checking I realize there is a strange message indicating that I had received the transfer from GiveDirectly. It was a happy moment for the family for receiving my transfer which was later cut short by the death of my dad who was sick and by bad luck succumbed to the illness."
Mary's family
access_time 2 hours ago
Mary received a $496 initial payment.
"I was at home going about my daily duties when at 9 a.m, I received a message notification. When I checked my phone, I saw that I had received the cash transfer I had been expecting from GiveDirectly. My heart was filled with gratitude and I said a brief prayer to give thanks to God because I felt like He had remembered me."
Kazungu's family
access_time 2 hours ago
Kazungu received a $496 initial payment.
"I had just come back home from fetching water when at 9 a.m, I received a message. It was a notification that I had received KES 55,000 from GiveDirectly. This made me so happy because I knew that my family's living conditions were about to improve."
Agnes's family
access_time 2 hours ago
Agnes received a $496 initial payment.
"I was on my farm weeding our maize plantation when I heard my neighbors shouting happily that GiveDirectly had sent the promised money. I decided to check my Mpesa account balance since I had not seen any Mpesa message and my heart was filled with happiness upon confirming that the money was indeed in my account. Being KES 55000 richer made me so happy and all my worries were replaced with hope and joy."
Betty's family
access_time 2 hours ago
Betty received a $496 initial payment.
"I was on my way to our merry-go-round group when I received a message notification on my phone. Upon checking it, I became so happy and immediately prayed to thank God for the blessing that had just come in despite being at the road. This money gave me hope that I would soon become a dairy cow owner and I will forever remain grateful to GiveDirectly for enabling me to achieve this."
Emily's family
access_time 3 hours ago
Emily enrolled.
"Getting enough food in my household is an issue because maize is no longer doing well. This is mainly because of the Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease. I have to rely on my husband, making it difficult yo get enough food at the same time raise school fees for our children."
Sammy's family
access_time 3 hours ago
Sammy received a $496 initial payment.
"I was at home relaxing at breakfast when I heard my phone ringing, it was around 9 am, upon checking my phone, that was when I saw a Mpesa notification showing that I had received money from GiveDirectly, I was overwhelmed with joy, I thanked God for the support that I had received, I knew all my plans would be realized now that I had the money at hand, I am happy and grateful for this wonderful gift that brought smiles to lives."