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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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Violet's family
access_time 1 month ago
Violet received a $28 initial payment.
"My life is now different since am able to feed, pay my rent comfortably and save a little bit for my children school fees, since I am hopeful that school will open soon."
Duke's family
access_time 1 month ago
Duke received a $28 second payment.
"I lack words to express how my life could have been if it could be not be give direct transfer. I think we could starve in the house and die before Corona virus infect us."
Linet's family
access_time 1 month ago
Linet received a $28 second payment.
"It could be worse because I couldn't manage to purchase food and other house equipments but I'm grateful for the support Givedirect is giving has real support us."
Amina's family
access_time 1 month ago
Amina received a $514 initial payment.
"I was so glad the moment I learned that I had finally received the transfers. I thank God for bringing GiveDirectly into my village because I can now accomplish my dreams. I never expected they would come true anytime soon."
Dama's family
access_time 1 month ago
Dama received a $514 initial payment.
"I can still recall vividly that early morning when I saw the notification message on my mobile phone. On checking its content I confirmed it was an Mpesa message from GiveDirectly. I had finally received the money that I was anxiously ben waiting for. I felt so happy and I just want to thank them for coming with such an idea."
Kadzo's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kadzo received a $514 initial payment.
"I was shocked and happy at the same time when I saw an Mpesa message from Give Directly. In my entire life, I have never handled such a huge amount of money which is also nonrefundable. I finally realized that all my dreams are now achievable."
Kathithe's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kathithe received a $514 initial payment.
"I heard my phone vibrating continuously which was an alert of an incoming message. When I checked, I found out that It was an Mpesa message from GiveDirectly. I felt so happy because I was going through lots of hardships in my life and I have always been praying for a financial breakthrough."
Charo's family
access_time 1 month ago
Charo received a $514 initial payment.
"I heard my phone ringing early in the morning when I was heading to the farm. I decided to check its content only to realize it was an Mpesa message from GiveDirectly. I felt so happy and even decided to go back home and rejoiced with my family."
Safina's family
access_time 1 month ago
Safina received a $514 initial payment.
"The moment I received transfers from Give Directly, I was very excited because I knew my plans have been fulfilled."
Roseline's family
access_time 1 month ago
Roseline received a $514 initial payment.
"When I received a message that my Mpesa account has been credited with money from Give Directly, I was very happy. I was now sure that my goals in life which I never thought I will one day fulfill, have been achieved."