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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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Sharon's family
access_time 4 months ago
Sharon received a $515 initial payment.
"My life is different in that I no longer walk for long distance to fetch water and I can now have all the time to work on my farm. I also have water for irrigating my garden and for livestock. I am happy that Give Directly has enabled me to make all this advancement in life."
Christen's family
access_time 4 months ago
Christen received a $514 initial payment.
"It was early in the morning when I was awoken by a message notification from Mpesa that I had received money from GiveDirectly. I felt so happy as I knew that the money would enable me to accomplish lots of plans which I had. I had always wished to have a water tank but due to limited resources I wasn't able but when I got my transfers that was my first priority."
David's family
access_time 4 months ago
David received a $514 initial payment.
"I spent the money I received on buying a heifer. The heifer is approaching calving stage and this makes me very happy. I had sold all the cattle which I had to raise money for paying school fees for my children. I then bought a water tank to store rain water inside my house. With the remaining amount,I needed to pay school fees for my child in a secondary school. I finally bought some clothes for my children and myself."
Majeri's family
access_time 4 months ago
Majeri received a $456 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money. I felt very happy because I was going to buy a cow and a bicycle for collecting water."
Mercy's family
access_time 4 months ago
Mercy received a $514 initial payment.
"We had a very tiny grass-thatched house that was not able to comfortably accommodate me and my four children who had to sleep at their grandmother's place. When we received the money, we decided to construct a bigger iron-roofed house that can allow free movement and with an extra bedroom where my children can sleep. Now that we have an iron roofed-house we can also harvest rain water for domestic consumption,something that was not possible with a grass-thatched house. Having a bit more space in the new house, we decided to buy more seats so that the living room would be more occupied leaving just enough space for free movement."
Cherono's family
access_time 4 months ago
Cherono received a $515 initial payment.
"Among all of the things that we purchased with the money, the tank has brought the biggest difference in my daily life as it helps me harvest and store rainwater for domestic use. This means that I don't have to travel a long distance to get water from the river and it also provides clean water that reduces the health risks that we faced while using contaminated river water."
Cheronoh's family
access_time 4 months ago
Cheronoh received a $515 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that I now have a water tank which enables me to store enough water for use. Even when the water tap drys up I will be having enough water which will sustain us for some days. Before I had no proper storage container which would be more challengeful when the water drys up."
Chepkirui's family
access_time 4 months ago
Chepkirui received a $515 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that now I got tap water at my doorstep. Nowadays, I do not waste much time going to the river to fetch water for domestic use. Also the food which I bought is enough to take us until the next harvest season. I am happy that I got all these as a result of Give Directly's transfers as I had no finances to implement it before."
Betty's family
access_time 4 months ago
Betty received a $515 initial payment.
"When I received the message that early morning, I checked its content and when I saw that I had received my first transfers I felt so happy. I knew that my dream of owning a cow would come true. Again I knew that I would actualize my dream of having tap water on my door step."
Christina's family
access_time 5 months ago
Christina received a $516 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my life since I receive these transfers is that now i got to harvest rain water from the roof of my house. Now I I have access to clean drinking water."