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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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Dama's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Dama received a $514 initial payment.
"I can still remember vividly it was around 8 AM when my phone started ringing. This was a clear indication that there was an incoming message. Upon checking, I realized it was an Mpesa from GiveDireclty. They had finally debited my first transfer as promised, I felt so happy."
Kitsao's family
access_time 15 hours ago
Kitsao received a $514 initial payment.
"It was around 6 AM when I was preparing myself for the daily hustles ten my phone started vibrating so loud. When I read the contents, I realized it was an Mpesa message from GiveDirectly. I felt so happy because I had finally received my first transfer."
Sidi's family
access_time 15 hours ago
Sidi received a $514 initial payment.
"It was around 5 AM when my mobile phone started vibrating. Without wasting time, I decided to check who it be, I realized that it was the message that I have been anxiously waiting for. I was overwhelmed with joy because I knew my life will never be the same again."
Joice's family
access_time 1 day ago
Joice received a $514 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money , I felt so very happy. This transfer would now help me to fulfil what I needed to do."
David's family
access_time 1 day ago
David received a $514 initial payment.
"I was so happy when I saw the message that I had received the money that I had been promised by Give Directly. In fact, at that time I had lose hope for life as a lot was bothering me but all changed when I got the money as I knew that it will change my life."
Caroline's family
access_time 1 day ago
Caroline received a $514 initial payment.
"It was early in the morning after waking up I checked my cell phone and saw a short message that GiveDirectly had sent us the promised money. I became so happy and I was grateful to God for Give Directly for I knew that the money will help me do so much for my family."
Anna's family
access_time 1 day ago
Anna received a $514 initial payment.
"The moment when I received the money I felt so happy and grateful. I remember it was very early in the morning when I heard a message notification on my phone. When I checked it I could not believe my eyes because I have never received such amount of money before. I knew from that point that I will be in a position to build a house for my children."
Albert's family
access_time 1 day ago
Albert received a $457 initial payment.
"The moment I got money, I felt happy because I was going to solve some problems like buying things I never had like mattress and adding another ox."
Magret's family
access_time 1 day ago
Magret received a $457 initial payment.
"The moment I received money, I felt very happy because I was going to build a permanent house."
Norman's family
access_time 1 day ago
Norman received a $457 initial payment.
"My life has improved because through this cash transfer, I have managed to clear off the debt which was stressing me. In addition, I have repossessed my farm land and already farmed g-nuts. In the past, I had a small piece of land to farm. I have also bought a calf which I intend to use as dowry in future."