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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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Lucy's family
access_time 4 months ago
Lucy received a $28 initial payment.
"My life is different now, getting such money which is not a debt meant a lot,I was able to reduce my house rent debt, boast my porridge business and used some for food. This gesture really made me shade some happy tears, since out of nowhere someone rescued me and my family." (Campaign: Kenya COVID-19)
James's family
access_time 4 months ago
James received a $28 initial payment.
"My life is now better than it would have been if I had never received the transfer because I am now at peace as my family can have food.. Previously I used to be so stressed up not knowing where to get money to fend for my family since most of the days I go to work but return home empty handed due to lack of daily income due low or no sales.Thanks to GiveDirectly chipping in." (Campaign: Kenya COVID-19)
Christopher's family
access_time 4 months ago
Christopher received a $28 initial payment.
"Give directly money came at a time when my wife was sick and was admitted. This money assisted to buy her fruits which gave her some energy. If it were not for this money I could have not afforded money to buy her something to eat." (Campaign: Kenya COVID-19)
Khalsum's family
access_time 4 months ago
Khalsum received a $28 initial payment.
"My life is different now, I am able to pay my rent and feed my family comfortable because of Give directly transfers. Before It was quite a struggle since getting a day job is not easy because of Covid-19,people fear interacting especially with us since our estate was badly hit." (Campaign: Kenya COVID-19)
Wycliffe's family
access_time 4 months ago
Wycliffe received a $28 initial payment.
"Yes" (Campaign: Kenya COVID-19)
Elizabeth's family
access_time 4 months ago
Elizabeth received a $28 initial payment.
"Now that I received my transfer, I feel relax reason being I can at least prepare some food for my family. Unlike the other time that I had to struggle a lot to have food." (Campaign: Kenya COVID-19)
Rose's family
access_time 4 months ago
Rose received a $28 initial payment.
"I do not have to struggle much to feed my family, unlike the times that I had never received this transfer when I use to borrow from my sister." (Campaign: Kenya COVID-19)
Godfrey's family
access_time 4 months ago
Godfrey received a $28 initial payment.
"I am less worried about being evicted from my house because I am assured of the three $30 promised to me. If all goes well, my income from menial jobs will then go towards purchasing daily food items as I use the transfer to pay rent." (Campaign: Kenya COVID-19)
Rawlings's family
access_time 4 months ago
Rawlings received a $28 initial payment.
"Our life was difficult before receiving this money. Food was an issue,we would skip meals sometimes in order to cater for our other basic needs but after receiving this money, I bought food for our family." (Campaign: Kenya COVID-19)
Wakhu's family
access_time 4 months ago
Wakhu received a $28 initial payment.
"The transfer I received has helped me a lot since I had not paid my rent for two months. I would have accumulated more debt or even kicked out of the house." (Campaign: Kenya COVID-19)
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