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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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Rispa's family
access_time over 2 years ago
Rispa received a $493 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I used to have the desire to cement my house, but I couldn't due to financial constraints."
Alice's family
access_time over 2 years ago
Alice received a $493 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I sleep in a comfortable bed and mattress."
Elizabeth's family
access_time over 2 years ago
Elizabeth received a $493 second payment.
"There is a difference in that some of the other NGOs register prospective beneficiaries but they take too long to deliver and in worst case scenarios, their promises never come to pass."
Josphine's family
access_time over 2 years ago
Josphine received a $493 second payment.
"GiveDirectly doesn't have middlemen while other NGOs have a lot of middlemen."
Odumbe's family
access_time over 2 years ago
Odumbe received a $493 second payment.
"There is a difference in that GD offers unconditional cash, while one of the other NGOs is said to give money in exchange for a tooth extracted from the mouth."
Pamela's family
access_time over 2 years ago
Pamela received a $493 second payment.
"There is a difference in that GD has already delivered cash to it's supposed recipients while the other NGOs are yet to honour some of their pledges to their clients."
Monica's family
access_time over 2 years ago
Monica received a $99 initial payment.
"We are planning to spend my upcoming lump sum payment on plastering our existing house and building a new kitchen."
Charles's family
access_time over 2 years ago
Charles received a $99 initial payment.
"I'm planning to cement both walls and floor of my house because at the moment it is earth. I'm also planning to build my children in high school fee."
Milicent's family
access_time over 2 years ago
Milicent received a $99 initial payment.
"I plan to buy a cow to provide us with milk. I also hope to buy ironsheety, timber and nails and build an iron roofed house."
Eunice's family
access_time over 2 years ago
Eunice received a $99 initial payment.
"My child got burnt and went through a surgery, but the doctors have recommended another surgery at te neck. I hope to spend the money on this surgery."