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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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Mary's family
access_time over 2 years ago
Mary received a $491 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life has changed. Thanks to GD. I am in a very decent house now unlike before. I also nolonger feel the pressure when looking for food for my family members."
Lindah's family
access_time over 2 years ago
Lindah received a $491 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that my business is doing so well. My mother inlaw's house is also very decent now and that is my pride."
Florence's family
access_time over 2 years ago
Florence received a $491 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that now i am recovering and were it not for GD,my life could have never changed. I also able to eat without so much hustle."
Hellen's family
access_time over 2 years ago
Hellen received a $491 second payment.
"I did not have peace of mind and could not sleep well at night because I did not know where to get school fees for my children, but now my daily life is different because they have no balances in school and this makes me very happy"
Bennard's family
access_time over 2 years ago
Bennard received a $491 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I will soon move to my new house which is much bigger with my family, I also have livestock's which I did not have before and this makes me very happy. "
Madgalener's family
access_time over 2 years ago
Madgalener received a $98 initial payment.
"We are planning to spend our upcoming transfer on buying bull cows for ploughing our farms and paying school fees for our children in secondary school."
Caroline's family
access_time over 2 years ago
Caroline received a $98 initial payment.
"I am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on paying school fees for my son in secondary school and farming maize."
Milka's family
access_time over 2 years ago
Milka received a $98 initial payment.
"I am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on paying school for my children, repairing my house and starting fish business to generate more income."
Christine's family
access_time over 2 years ago
Christine received a $98 initial payment.
"I am planning to buy iron sheets and timber then build a house with my upcoming transfer since I am homeless."
Musa's family
access_time over 2 years ago
Musa received a $491 second payment.
"During the post election violence of 2007, we were among the people who were adversely affected. We were forced to migrate from Naivasha town where we left behind and lost all our properties including land and therefore receiving transfers from Give Directly was a blessing to us from God, that we managed to acquire our own land in Homabay County and this will soon mark the end of our desperate situation of homelessness, the biggest difference in my daily life."