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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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Mary's family
access_time 3 months ago
Mary received a $28 initial payment.
"It's very different since my business has expanded and I can get profit to pay house rent." (Campaign: Kenya COVID-19)
Sharon's family
access_time 3 months ago
Sharon received a $28 initial payment.
"At least I am sure of payment of rent for the next 3 months since the landlord doesn't care." (Campaign: Kenya COVID-19)
Maria's family
access_time 3 months ago
Maria received a $28 initial payment.
"It would be different since I had planned to sell my bed in order to be able to buy food for my children. Since I received the transfer I didn't sell my bed." (Campaign: Kenya COVID-19)
Rose's family
access_time 3 months ago
Rose received a $28 initial payment.
"Before I began receiving transfers from GiveDirectly, life was pretty hard and I hardly could obtain food for my children since I am jobless. Currently, my life is different than it would have been if I would I have not received transfer because I can now buy food for my children and pay rent easily unlike the first two months of lockdown." (Campaign: Kenya COVID-19)
Elizabeth's family
access_time 3 months ago
Elizabeth received a $28 initial payment.
"Before I received that money I was a bit low so it has really boosted me." (Campaign: Kenya COVID-19)
Duke's family
access_time 3 months ago
Duke received a $28 initial payment.
"I feel I have been relieved of a burden." (Campaign: Kenya COVID-19)
Linet's family
access_time 3 months ago
Linet received a $28 initial payment.
"I was able to buy food which I didn't have at all." (Campaign: Kenya COVID-19)
Abass's family
access_time 3 months ago
Abass received a $28 initial payment.
"Now am able to buy food." (Campaign: Kenya COVID-19)
Caroline's family
access_time 4 months ago
Caroline received a $28 initial payment.
"My life is now peaceful and better than it was before I received my first transfer. Currently, I do not need to bother other family members to support me unlike before when lockdown began. The first transfer helped me to pay rent as well as well buying food for my households comfortably. Thanks to GiveDirectly." (Campaign: Kenya COVID-19)
Faith's family
access_time 4 months ago
Faith received a $28 initial payment.
"My life is currently better than it was before I received the first transfer. At the moment I have some food stock which I bought with the transfer I received. Prior to receiving transfer, life was hard and I could occasionally go without food and other basic needs. This is a timely help and I am really grateful to GiveDirectly." (Campaign: Kenya COVID-19)
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