GDLive Newsfeed
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.
Kanze's family
access_time over 1 year ago
Kanze received a $10 initial payment.
"I was at home putting the charcoal chunks into the bags I was going to sell them in. My phone loudly rang while I was working to let me know that I had a text message. My son read the message and informed me that I had received my transfer for the first time. I stopped what I was doing and leaped to my feet in joy. I yelled at the top of my lungs in jubilation because I could not believe I had received the cash. Later that evening, I told my husband the wonderful news, and he was overjoyed."
Solomon's family
access_time almost 2 years ago
Solomon received a $232 initial payment.
"I was sewing that morning which is my normal business, when I heard people jubilating in the entire town about their money being on their phones, and when I took my own phone to check my account my money was there immediately I left sewing and starting dancing because of the joy in my heart."
Susannah's family
access_time almost 2 years ago
Susannah received a $231 initial payment.
"I was extremely happy when I recieved my money. I have been sick for sometime so I sent my son to go where we have network and check the account. While I was cooking in the kitchen, he called me to say my money had come. I began to dance and jubilate because this has never happened to me before."
Chea's family
access_time almost 2 years ago
Chea received a $231 initial payment.
"I was home when Give Directly sent my transfer but I didn't know until I heard my neighbours shouting and jubilating. However, upon hearing the noise from my neighbourhood, I was encouraged to check my inbox too. As soon as I checked the message it was the transfer. At that moment, I felt very happy because I have been sick and I needed money to treat myself."
Dama's family
access_time almost 2 years ago
Dama received a $10 initial payment.
"Having engaged myself in a tedious work of uprooting the tree stumps the previously day, I decided to have an off. However, at around 4pm I received a message alert from my phone. Upon checking it, I realized that GiveDirectly had sent me the cash as promised. Full of jubilations, I informed my mother and the following day I went and withdrew the cash and used the proceeds to pay school fees for my two children. I also took care of other family needs"
Adolphus's family
access_time almost 2 years ago
Adolphus received a $232 initial payment.
"I went on gun hunting, the place I usually go every morning. Tired and exhausted, while coming home, I heard a loud noise coming from my town. People were jubilating and shouting on top of theirs voices. So I ran to ask what was unfolding and they told me that the money has surfaced. With no delay, I hurriedly ran to where our network is to check my mobile money account and there the money was. I felt relieve and deep down, an unexplainable joy filled my heart."
Alice's family
access_time 2 years ago
Alice enrolled.
"When I saw people from Gbortoe town jubilating about them receiving cash from GiveDirectly, I was so happy. I knew one day my time will come. And thank God today is my day."
Joyce's family
access_time 2 years ago
Joyce received a $468 initial payment.
"It was around 5 pm while in a merry-go-round meeting taking tea when we heard alerts on our phones. On checking, most of us had received KES 55,0000 from GiveDirectly. I was very and we all jubilated throughout the meeting. This was a lucky day for me because it was my turn to also get a merry-go-round monthly contribution."
Naomi's family
access_time 2 years ago
Naomi received a $470 initial payment.
"As I was coming back home from fetching water, I saw my daughter quickly rushing toward me in so much excitement. When she got to where I was, she informed me that I had received funds from give directly. This caught me by surprise and in our jubilation, we both hurried in and got ready to go and withdraw the money. The very first thing I thought of was installing water in my compound and then buying food for my family."
Sidi's family
access_time 2 years ago
Sidi received a $471 initial payment.
"On this day, my child was unwell. I had taken him to the hospital and while I was in town heading home, I saw the message confirming that I had received funds from give directly. I was in jubilation. I hurried home to inform my husband of the great news as he had not left for the city where he works. He was happy for me and together we started to plan how we would use the transfer. The first thing we agreed to do was buy a bed and two mattresses. This is so my children would sleep in their own room and on a bed. Most importantly, avoid my daughter sleeping at a neighbor's house."
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