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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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Joyce's family
access_time 1 month ago
Joyce received a $467 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I felt so excited about it because I had never held such a big amount of money."
John's family
access_time 1 month ago
John received a $448 initial payment.
"I felt extremely happy the moment I received my money. This is because at the time my wife was sick and we had no money to take her for proper treatment. However, when we got that transfer it was immediately used for her treatment."
Annah's family
access_time 1 month ago
Annah received a $28 second payment.
"If not Givedirectly,I think I could be homeless by now. Paying rent was real an issue to me but I'm grateful for the support from Givedirectly."
Benita's family
access_time 1 month ago
Benita received a $28 initial payment.
"My life would have been very difficult. The landlord would come knocking every day asking for the rent arrears but after giving him some money he has been understanding, thanks to Give Directly."
Hassan's family
access_time 1 month ago
Hassan received a $28 initial payment.
"My life would have been very unbearable. If it was not for God to touch the hearts of Give Directly, I would have been on the streets facing difficult situations."
Caroline's family
access_time 1 month ago
Caroline received a $28 initial payment.
"If I had never received the transfer, my life would have been very difficult as I would have a lot of debts, not be able to provide for my children's needs and food. This money really changed my life."
Faith's family
access_time 1 month ago
Faith received a $28 second payment.
"My life is currently better than it was before I began receiving my transfer, because we currently have food in the house. For the first two months after lockdown, my family members had to skip basic meals since I did not have even a single saving to spend on food. It was an unbearable experience to me, seeing my children going to sleep hungry."
Joyce's family
access_time 1 month ago
Joyce received a $513 initial payment.
"I saw a message notification early in the morning and I was curious to check. I opened it and I was very happy when I found my Mpesa account has been credited with Ksh. 55000. I rushed to share the good news to my family. It was the best news ever received in my life because I knew my family life will change completely"
Annah's family
access_time 1 month ago
Annah received a $513 initial payment.
"I had just woken up and ready to begin my daily morning chores. On checking my phone to check what time it was, I saw an Mpesa message. I opened it and my heart was overwhelmed with joy. It was the least expected since I had already lost hope of receiving the transfers thinking the organization had closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I was very happy and thankful for the transfers since I knew my plans were going to be fulfilled"
Larmeck's family
access_time 1 month ago
Larmeck received a $28 second payment.
"Give directly came at the right time. I had rent arrears and I had no food at home. I think we could have starved for and evicted from the house. If give directly didn't pop in."