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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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Anthony's family
access_time 4 days ago
Anthony received a $499 initial payment.
"On receiving the first transfer, I was a little bit surprised but after confirming the authenticity of the message, I was excited and had to inform everyone in my family. I had been standing in as my mother's helper and had to also confirm her phone whether there was a message too in her phone. We were all happy and had to celebrate since we had plans lined up for the transfer we had been expecting. I had to withdraw both mine and my mother's and with the plans we had we initiated them before long."
Naomi's family
access_time 4 days ago
Naomi received a $499 initial payment.
"I was in my house relaxing after completing my morning households chores. My children had gone to school so I was alone in my house. I received consecutive message alerts on my phone, I was curious to know the content of the message since it was uncommon to receive any message at that time. After checking, I realize that it was the transfer GiveDirectly promised. I felt very happy for receiving the transfer. I decided to call my husband to share the good news with him. He was overexcited and he promised to come home early that day so that we may plan on how best to utilize the transfer."
Selina's family
access_time 4 days ago
Selina received a $499 initial payment.
"It was around 9 AM when I was preparing breakfast for my children when I heard a message tone come through my cell phone. Since I ma illetrate I asked my helper to check its contents. I was very happy to hear it was from GiveDirectly. I remember leaving whatever I was doing that morning and started celebrating together with all my family members. We knew that we would definitely achieve a lot."
Rono's family
access_time 4 days ago
Rono received a $482 second payment.
"Life generally is different than it would have been if I never received my transfer, for instance, my wife and I are happy and our love life is flourishing because of the transfer that we got, secondly, I used my first transfer in acquiring a motorcycle, I also managed to build a decent house, then lastly I boosted my business where I sell household items, and I hoping that the business would improve. I am so happy and grateful for this great opportunity that impacted my life amazingly."
Sharon's family
access_time 4 days ago
Sharon received a $482 second payment.
"My life is different now than it would have been if I never received the transfer, in that I can save up money that I used to use in buying milk daily, we now have enough milk for our consumption, this is going to improve the health of my children, In addition to that, I also started a goat reading business which is a long term and sustainable project. I am so grateful that the organisation gr me an opportunity to better my life."
Prudence's family
access_time 4 days ago
Prudence received a $482 second payment.
"When I received the first transfer I bought a dairy cow with it, I used my second transfer in starting a goat rearing project, it is evident that there is a great impact on my life than before, I used to buy milk but now I own a dairy cow, I have eight goats also, I am grateful for the support that lifted my living standard from nothing to a proud mother with a project that is actively running."
Chepkemoi's family
access_time 4 days ago
Chepkemoi received a $499 initial payment.
"The moment I received my transfer, I was at the farm tending to my crops when I heard my phone ringing and vibrating loudly, Upon checking I saw a Mpesa notification message showing that I had received money from GiveDirectly, I was overwhelmed with joy and happiness, I knew that I will be able to buy a dairy cow that would relieve us from the daily expenses incurred in purchasing milk, I then called my husband to inform him of the wonderful news that came our way, words cannot express how happy he was, I am grateful to have received the support from GiveDirectly."
Winny's family
access_time 4 days ago
Winny received a $499 initial payment.
"My husband was home when the transfer came in, I was sitting outside enjoying the fresh air when my husband rushed to where I was informed that we had received the promised transfer, I could not believe my eyes, I thought maybe he wanted to see how I will react, I then took the phone and confirmed after reading the Mpesa text, this was the wonderful news that we had received that early morning, I knew that I will be able to expand my business and that alone was satisfying. I am grateful for the support that made me expand my business empire to a greater height."
Joan's family
access_time 4 days ago
Joan received a $499 initial payment.
"It was around 10 am when I received my transfer, I was at home relaxing after I was done with my house chores when I heard my phone ringing, it never crossed my mind that it was the promised transfer, I picked my phone to check and that was when realized that I had received a huge amount of money from the organization, I was overwhelmed with joy, I immediately called my husband to inform the good news that we had received. I started planning on how I would spend the money, I knew that my plans would be realized because I already had the money at hand."
Celestine's family
access_time 4 days ago
Celestine received a $499 initial payment.
"It was around 10 am when I was in my house taking breakfast with my family members. My sister-in-law came to my house very excited, I was eager to know why she was very happy and she inform me that she had received her transfer. I left what I was doing to check my phone which was in the bedroom. I felt very happy after realizing that I had received the transfer like others since it was the only hope that I had to improve my husband's business."