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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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David's family
access_time 4 days ago
David received a $542 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have been able to diversify our sources of income. Starting a poultry project that my wife now runs has enabled her to help me in meeting some of our needs. Due to this, she no longer asks for money daily because she now earns an income from this project. With this, I am optimistic that I will be able to concentrate and clear paying school fees for my children early next year."
Nancy's family
access_time 4 days ago
Nancy received a $542 initial payment.
"It was early in the morning after I woke up when I realized that I had two unread messages on my phone. My heart was filled with happiness after reading its contents as the messages indicated that KES 55000 had been debited into my account. I sang happily thanking God for the good news as I informed my family about the news. I knew that with this money, I would finally be able to clear paying school fees arrears for my children."
Gilbert's family
access_time 4 days ago
Gilbert received a $542 initial payment.
"I was woken up by my wife after she heard of an incoming message on my phone. Since we knew that GiveDirectly will be sending us the money at night, we decided to read the message. My heart was filled with happiness as I read the message loudly to my wife. As a way of celebrating the news with my family, we bought bread on that particular morning. I knew that my life would finally transform into a better one."
Winny's family
access_time 4 days ago
Winny received a $542 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am now a proud owner of a dairy cow. When it reproduces, I will not only save the money I would otherwise use in buying milk but also earn an income through milk sales. I will be using this income to pay school fees for my children and also invest it in other income-generating activities. I am grateful to GiveDirectly for enabling me to achieve this as it would not have been possible on my own."
Sheilah's family
access_time 4 days ago
Sheilah received a $22 twenty-second payment.
"In the next six months, many changes will have come into my life and currently, my focus will be the completion of the construction of my son's house. I expect this to have come to pass within that period so that I may proceed to set other new goals."
Sidi's family
access_time 4 days ago
Sidi received a $542 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now own goats that are saving for the future of my children's education. For now, they are still young and I know I will be able to raise more cash to fund for their education by selling the offsprings. I am assured that I won't struggle to raise their school fees and reach their educational goals."
Oduor's family
access_time 4 days ago
Oduor received a $22 twenty-second payment.
"In the next six months, I hope to have finished plastering my mum's house and will be saving towards putting up a kiosk for my mum."
Conslate's family
access_time 4 days ago
Conslate received a $22 twenty-second payment.
"In the next six months, I am hopeful that my tailoring business will have been popular in the village and being popular I am guaranteed more customers which will mean more revenue. With the revenue earned, I can take care of my children."
Florence's family
access_time 4 days ago
Florence received a $22 eighteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I am hoping to have to build a house for my family. A place where they can call home away from the rental houses. This will give freedom to the household members."
Jumwa's family
access_time 4 days ago
Jumwa received a $542 initial payment.
"The transfer has enabled me to buy a new mattress and a new bed to sleep on comfortably. I was sleeping on old rags and worn-out mats. GiveDirectly has changed my life since I am now enjoying a comfortable sleep unlike before. Having good beddings to sleep on is the biggest difference in my life."