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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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Michael's family
access_time 3 years ago
Michael received a $493 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that GD has enabled me move from a rental house to a personal dwelling. I am no longer paying rent and therefore I have managed to save more money and invest in other activities that generates for us more income."
Millicent's family
access_time 3 years ago
Millicent received a $493 second payment.
"I have a big, spacious house and a cow that shall give me young ones and milk."
Winnie's family
access_time 3 years ago
Winnie received a $493 second payment.
"Other organizations have their officials and local authorities taking what's meant for the recipients but GiveDirectly sends the cash directly to the recipients without any deductions made to it."
Jacktone's family
access_time 3 years ago
Jacktone received a $493 second payment.
"Other Ngos like World Vision take longer time to send donations to their recipients and again they rarely maintain contact with them as opposed to GD that sends transfers promptly and keep contact with their recipients."
Charles's family
access_time 3 years ago
Charles received a $493 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is the peace of mind I have after paying dowry and buying household items I have been longing for."
Calvince's family
access_time 3 years ago
Calvince received a $493 second payment.
"GiveDirectly gives the cash directly to the recipients hence we are getting the whole amounts but other organizations only take our names and photos then the gifts are taken by their officials."
Odhiambo's family
access_time 3 years ago
Odhiambo received a $493 second payment.
"I will move to my own compound and build a new house and i have acquired assets i could not afford on my own. I welcome GD again and again."
Alice's family
access_time 3 years ago
Alice received a $493 second payment.
"The biggest difference is having built a functional latrine. I have also bought bricks and sand for building my future house."
Caroline's family
access_time 3 years ago
Caroline received a $493 second payment.
"Am no longer borrowing bulls from realtives to plough my farms, unlike before when I used to till my lands late after the others because I did not have enough bulls for a plough."
Alice's family
access_time 3 years ago
Alice received a $493 second payment.
"GD gives money directly and not through the government leaders or staff like other NGOs."