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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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Mogwambo's family
access_time 4 months ago
Mogwambo received a $28 initial payment.
"My health has greatly improved now that i was able to go to hospital for diagnosis and i also used the money to buy medicines which i could not afford if i had never received the transfer. I also no longer have worries of where to get food for my family during this pandemic" (Campaign: Kenya COVID-19)
Kambua's family
access_time 4 months ago
Kambua received a $28 initial payment.
"My life is now better than before I received my transfer because I am able to acquire food and other basic needs for my children. Prior to receiving transfer, we could live without knowing what everyday may present to us. There were moments we could stay a whole day without food and drinking water because there was no money. I thank God for making away for me to be a beneficiary of GiveDirectly's transfers." (Campaign: Kenya COVID-19)
Esther's family
access_time 4 months ago
Esther received a $28 initial payment.
"Before I received the transfer, life was pretty hard to my household since we had no money even to obtain basic needs. However, at the moment my life is better because I can easily buy some food stuffs hence it is not easy to go to bed hungry. In addition, I can pay part of my rent thus I am in a good relation with the landlord." (Campaign: Kenya COVID-19)
Ruth's family
access_time 4 months ago
Ruth received a $28 initial payment.
"My life is currently better than it was before I received the first transfer. If I would have not received my first transfer, I would really find it difficult to buy food and drugs for my little girl this month. I did not have any known source of income since there is not even a casual job one can do to earn some wages. Thanks to GiveDirectly for considering my family to be a beneficiary in its project." (Campaign: Kenya COVID-19)
James's family
access_time 4 months ago
James received a $28 initial payment.
"My life is now better and I am more at peace than I was before I received the first transfer. Currently, I am assured of some financial support that can sustain my family in terms of acquiring food. The monthly transfer has drastically reduced stress I had at first. In addition, GiveDirectly transfer has really reduced my financial burden." (Campaign: Kenya COVID-19)
Mumina's family
access_time 4 months ago
Mumina received a $28 initial payment.
"My life is currently better than it was before I received GD transfers. Without the transfer, I would be struggling to feed my household members because at the moment, I do not have any source of income. However, when I was enrolled in the program, I bought food which is still supporting my family. Thanks to GiveDirectly for the financial support." (Campaign: Kenya COVID-19)
Mildred's family
access_time 4 months ago
Mildred received a $28 initial payment.
"Had I not received the money, my family members would have been thrown out of the house in the cold by the landlord because I already owed him two month's arrears at the time when I received the money. In as much as I still face challenges in meeting the household needs, I'm grateful that I was able to pay the house rent and we currently have a roof over our heads. This is how different my life is." (Campaign: Kenya COVID-19)
Larmeck's family
access_time 5 months ago
Larmeck received a $28 initial payment.
"Because of the transfer, I was able to invest in the business, which gives me hope that things can be better, because we have more stock and can earn more in the future)." (Campaign: Kenya COVID-19)
Collins's family
access_time 5 months ago
Collins received a $28 initial payment.
"Without the cash transfers, it would be really hard to put food on the table for my family." (Campaign: Kenya COVID-19)
Phanice's family
access_time 5 months ago
Phanice received a $28 initial payment.
"If I hadn't received the transfer, I wouldn't have a place to live, as I'd been chased away by my landlord." (Campaign: Kenya COVID-19)
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