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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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Kabunda's family
access_time 12 hours ago
Kabunda received a $514 initial payment.
"I was extremely happy when I got the message notification that I had finally received my first transfer. I definetly knew that my life would transform positively in numerous ways."
Kadii's family
access_time 13 hours ago
Kadii received a $514 initial payment.
"I was overwhelmed with joy the moment I received the Mpesa message from GiveDirectly. I already had planned on how I would utilize the transfer. Up to date, I am still happy because I accomplished all my goals."
Humphrey's family
access_time 13 hours ago
Humphrey received a $28 initial payment.
"My life is now different since I was able to pay my rent and now in a shelter with my children.Givedirectly transfers came at the right moment and now we are comfortable but still hustle to get a few coins to supplement what we were given."
Josphine's family
access_time 13 hours ago
Josphine received a $28 initial payment.
"My life is different now even though I am not very comfortable at least I have a house to shelter away from cold and food for my family unlike before I slept outside under the moon and cold."
Chadi's family
access_time 1 day ago
Chadi received a $514 initial payment.
"sdI learned that I had received my first transfer at exactly 7 in the morning. I felt so happy and I knew that my dream of having livestock shall come true."
Caroline's family
access_time 1 day ago
Caroline received a $28 initial payment.
"The transfer has made a great impact since I can save about a week or two. I haven't had to worry."
Lillian's family
access_time 1 day ago
Lillian received a $514 initial payment.
"It was around 6 AM when I heard my phone ringing continuously. I decided to check what the notification was all about. Upon checking, I realized it was an Mpesa message from GD. They had sent the money as they had promised during the enrollment. I was overwhelmed with joy and all I could do was to laugh on top of my voice."
Mwenda's family
access_time 1 day ago
Mwenda received a $514 initial payment.
"It was around 7 AM when I received a message notification. I decided to check its content, only to confirm it was an Mpesa message from GiveDirectly. I became so happy and thankful to God for bringing GD in my life because I definitely knew I would soon own what I have been longing to have."
Roseline's family
access_time 1 day ago
Roseline received a $28 initial payment.
"It has been very hard because I've been doing housekeeping during the pandemic. I've not worked since March. It is really hard when I can't give my daughter anything. I was very happy shopping with her with the cash we got. I say to her it is from GiveDirect donors - they don't know me and they don't know her but they sent us this money. I was really happy because she chose (the clothes) that she loved."
Zawadi's family
access_time 1 day ago
Zawadi received a $514 initial payment.
"I can still remember vividly just like yesterday, It was around 6 AM when I heard my phone started vibrating loudly.  I was a bit nervous and I decided to check its content. Upon checking, I realized it was an Mpesa message from GiveDirectly, they had debited my first transfer as they had promised during the enrollment stage. I felt so happy knowing all my drams are now achievable."