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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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Prisca's family
access_time 20 hours ago
Prisca received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received my first transfer, I felt very happy. I knew that my life would change-I would purchase a new bedding and a bed."
Lilian's family
access_time 20 hours ago
Lilian received a $97 initial payment.
"I received my first transfer the moment I never had any money and I went to borrow from anyone one who was willing in our village to assist me so when I received the news that I had received it, I felt very relieved!"
Prisca's family
access_time 20 hours ago
Prisca received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received my first transfer, I felt very excited. As a blind person, I never thought I could receive this money till it appeared in my Mpesa."
Julia's family
access_time 20 hours ago
Julia received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received my first transfer I felt very happy since Give Directly sent it early enough. We were promised to receive if after a period of 2 months but for our case, hardly a week ended!"
Grace's family
access_time 20 hours ago
Grace received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received my first transfer, I felt very happy since I was assured of resuming my development plans that I had halted for long like constructing a house and expanding my farming activities."
Jane's family
access_time 20 hours ago
Jane received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received my first transfer, I felt very happy. It had moved me close to my goals."
David's family
access_time 20 hours ago
David received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received my first transfer I felt very excited since this is something that I had been longing for in my daily life."
Betty's family
access_time 20 hours ago
Betty received a $112 initial payment.
"I spent some days without knowing that I had received but when I got to know it I was so happy and started planning for my transfer immediately."
Godfrey's family
access_time 20 hours ago
Godfrey received a $112 initial payment.
"When I woke up I saw a mobile money message on my phone and it was from GiveDirectly as they had promised us. I was extremely happy."
Robert's family
access_time 20 hours ago
Robert received a $419 second payment.
"Being able to renovate my house is the biggest difference in my daily life. I used my second transfer to renovate my house which was about to collapse."