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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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Clinton's family
access_time 13 hours ago
Clinton received a $502 initial payment.
"It was around 10 am when was I was at the farm looking for pasture for my cows then I heard my phone vibration. I left whatever I was doing and concentrated on checking the content of the messge. On checking, I realized that I had finally received my first transfer from GivDirectly, I felt so happy I remember leaving whatever I was doing that morning and proceeded home and share the news with my spouse."
Kadzo's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Kadzo received a $502 initial payment.
"It was around 12 noon when I was preparing lunch for my family then all of a sudden, my phone started ringing continuously. I was so curious and decided to check what the notification was all about, On checking, I realized that it was the Mpesa message from GiveDirectly that I had anxiously been waiting for, I was overwhelmed with joy and enthusiasm and decided to share the good news to my family members."
Dama's family
access_time 1 day ago
Dama received a $502 initial payment.
"I was from preparing sipper for my children then I decided to switch on my phone. A notification message came in, on checking its content, I realized that it was an Mpesa message from GiveDirectly. I felt so happy and decided to plan on how best I could spend the cash. It is one of the best moments of my life."
Kufa's family
access_time 1 day ago
Kufa received a $502 initial payment.
"I can still recall vividly, it was exactly 10 AM when I saw the notification from my mobile phone. When checked it's content it was an Mpesa message from GiveDirectly informing me that they had sent my first transfer. I felt so happy and blessed because I was positive that I would achieve a lot from the cash transfers."
Dama's family
access_time 1 day ago
Dama received a $502 initial payment.
"I received a message on my phone in the morning. When I checked to confirm who the sender was, I realised it was an Mpesa message informing me that I had received my first transfer from GiveDirectly. I was excited and filled with inexpressible joy since the money would transform my life. I could now meet my financial needs with ease."
Silika's family
access_time 1 day ago
Silika received a $502 initial payment.
"I can still recall very well it was exactly 9 AM when I was at the farm harvesting cowpeas then I heard my cellphone ringing. Because I am illiterate I told my daughter to check what the message was all about. Shee told me it was from Give Directly and they had sent me my first transfer as promised during the enrolment. I remember screaming and jumping with joy since I had never received such a huge amount of money."
Karisa's family
access_time 1 day ago
Karisa received a $502 initial payment.
"It was my son who informed me of the Mpesa message in my phone. I had finally received my first transfer from GiveDirectly as promised. I felt happy and I celebrated this fortune with my family. This money would sort out some important financial needs like school fees for my children."
Bahati's family
access_time 1 day ago
Bahati received a $502 initial payment.
"I saw the message in my phone in the morning hours while I was preparing to take my breakfast. When I read the contents, I realised it was an Mpesa Message. On checking who the sender was, I could not hold back the happiness that I felt because GiveDirectly had sent the first transfer. I thanked them for fulfilling their promise to us."
Kadzo's family
access_time 1 day ago
Kadzo received a $502 initial payment.
"It was my helper who broke the news to me early in the morning that GiveDirectly had finally honored their promise to us. I had received my first transfer from them. I felt happy and thanked them for coming through my life, since I was able to acquire living assets like goats which at first seemed impossible to me."
Kadzo's family
access_time 1 day ago
Kadzo received a $502 initial payment.
"I received the transfer message on my phone early in the morning. I was curious to know who could have sent the message and on checking the contents, I realised I had received my first transfer from GiveDirectly. I felt happy and thanked them for this support."