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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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Mwanapili's family
access_time 18 hours ago
Mwanapili received a $484 initial payment.
"I can still recall vividly it was around 11:32 PM when I was washing my utensils when I heard my phone ringing extremely loudly. At first, I thought it was my spouse calling since he was not home. After checking, I realized that it was an Mpesa message from GiveDirecyly, I had at long last received my first cash transfer. I had anxiously been waiting for the and I could hardly hold my joy. I decided to share the news with all my family members and inform them of the good news. They all couldn't believe it as well since it felt like a dream."
Lydia's family
access_time 20 hours ago
Lydia received a $484 initial payment.
"It was around 12:30 AM when I was breastfeeding my baby when my cellphone started vibrating so loudly. I was eager to know who it could be since it was so unusual to receive a message at that particular time. On checking, I realized that it they were from GiveDirectly informing me that I had received my transfers. I felt so happy and thankful for being one of the beneficiaries. I was so certain that I will finally build the permanent house that I have been longing to have."
Kadzo's family
access_time 20 hours ago
Kadzo received a $484 initial payment.
"I was awakened by the loud vibrations from my mobile phone at around 2 AM. I was so surprised and curious since it was so rare for me to hear from anyone at that particular time of the day. I decided to check where the messages were from and I couldn't believe what I saw. It was the Mpesa messages from GiveDirectly. I was so happy and even decided to wake everyone up and informed them about the great news. It was one of the joyous moments in our lives and we couldn't afford to sleep again till dawn."
Tabu's family
access_time 21 hours ago
Tabu received a $484 initial payment.
"It was exactly 5 AM when I was breastfeeding my son then my phone started ringing so loudly. I asked my spouse to confirm since he had the phone. After going through all the notifications, he realized that they are from Segovia Technology, I had finally received the first transfer that I was promised a few weeks ago. I was overwhelmed with joy and I remember dancing like a small baby. Without wasting time, we started planning on how we could utilize it since we had a lot to accomplish."
Karisa's family
access_time 21 hours ago
Karisa received a $27 third payment.
Jumwa's family
access_time 21 hours ago
Jumwa received a $27 second payment.
Japhet's family
access_time 22 hours ago
Japhet received a $484 initial payment.
"I felt so happy when I received my first transfer. At that time I was financially constraint since I was in a serious need of some money. I had been thinking on how I could buy my own motorcycle because I had been using someone's which was always stressing. The transfer message came at about 5:45pm while I was still making some trips before I could go back home to join the rest of my family. As a result of uncontrolled joy, I reached out to my wife to inform her of the the transfers. Honestly, I have never been as happy as I was then. I highly appreciate GiveDirectly because from the transfer, I now own a motorcycle."
Samuel's family
access_time 22 hours ago
Samuel received a $27 fourth payment.
Mwenda's family
access_time 22 hours ago
Mwenda enrolled.
"My challenge is not having a house of my own. The one we share with my co-wife is too small I can not even buy household items I need like a spare bed for guests. The house in question is also not very usable; roof leaks, floor damaged, and walls are already collapsing."
Kahindi's family
access_time 22 hours ago
Kahindi enrolled.
"I have a lot of challenges with my house at the moment. It has a leaking roof, worn out floor and weak walls. I'm always scared any amount of time I spend inside it because it can even collapse. In the day the roof welcomes sun rays right into my living room making it very hot and uncomfortable. In the night, the same happens with moon light making it hard to sleep. And when it's raining you can only stand at the corners if you're lucky enough to spot one that isn't leaking."