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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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Grace's family
access_time 4 days ago
Grace received a $499 initial payment.
"It was all happiness the moment I first confirmed the receipt of the first transfer. It was around 10 am when I received a notification message bearing the good news from GiveDirectly. On opening it, I was excited to see a huge figure in my account. This was so fascinating as it has been so long since I saw such a large amount in my account. Since I was still home at that moment, I had to inform other members of my family who were so happy to receive the news too. We all thanked God for the great support we were getting from GiveDirectly as we had planned on how to spend already."
Stella's family
access_time 4 days ago
Stella received a $499 second payment.
"My life has changed a lot since I received the first and the second transfer from GievDirectly. I have managed to construct, obtained new furniture, livestock and also cleared school fees for my children. I am grateful since all these would not have been possible if I had not received the support."
Neema's family
access_time 4 days ago
Neema received a $499 initial payment.
"It was around 10 AM when I was with my family after taking our breakfast and just having a good time together. Later on, my phone started ringing and this was an indication of a new message. I was so much excited when I realized it was an Mpesa message from Segovia Technology. I still remember sharing the good news with them with so much joy on my face. I was certain that I would achieve most of my goals through the support."
Nyevu's family
access_time 4 days ago
Nyevu received a $499 initial payment.
"At mid-morning, I was at home chatting with my neighbour when I heard my phone beep. To my surprise, I saw the message notification letting me know that I had received cash from GiveDirectly. The sombre mood I had from my children being sent home for lack of school fees was immediately replaced by overwhelming joy. I could not believe this was happening."
Riziki's family
access_time 4 days ago
Riziki received a $499 initial payment.
"I can still remember very well it was around 9 in the morning when I was going to my farm when my phone started ringing. I decided to check who it could be. I didn't believe what I saw, it was an Mpesa message from GiveDirectly I was shocked and happy beyond measures because I knew I would achieve most of my goals through the transfers. I later decided to hare this awesome news to my other family members who were at home."
Sidi's family
access_time 4 days ago
Sidi received a $499 initial payment.
"It was about 10 am and I was in my house relaxing when I heard my phone beep. On checking it, I saw the message notification that I had received the cash transfer from GiveDirectly. I was overwhelmed with joy and felt like God had remembered me."
James's family
access_time 4 days ago
James received a $499 initial payment.
"It was still early in the morning as I was enjoying a cup of tea when I received a message notification on my phone. I decided to read it and know its contents and it was at this time that I knew that GiveDirectly had sent me the promised money. I became so happy upon realizing this and I immediately informed my spouse who was equally overjoyed upon hearing the good news. I composed myself and informed my family to remain calm as I did not want other people apart from my family to know about it for security purposes. With the money, I knew that I would make an investment that will benefit my family for so long."
Kasiwa's family
access_time 4 days ago
Kasiwa received a $499 initial payment.
"It was about 9 am and I was on the farm looking after my goats when I heard a message notification. On checking my phone, I saw the message informing me that I had received the cash transfer from GiveDirecly. I was extremely happy and felt blessed."
Ngina's family
access_time 4 days ago
Ngina enrolled.
"Receiving this money means that I can finally start a small business. For a long time, I jave stayed without an income. I am good at running a cafeteria, so I think I will start a food joint. I will use about KES 30000 to buy all the items like ustensosl and rent. I will then us yhe rest yo improve my house and s Hu plort my husband i paying school fees."
Eunice's family
access_time 4 days ago
Eunice enrolled.
"Receiving this money means that I can improve my livestock farming. I will spend the money from GiveDirectly on buying a dairy cow at about KES 40,000. I will then use about KES 40,000 on fencing and paddocking the land. I will buy some poles and barbed wire for this. This improvement will enable me to earn about KES 200 per day. The money will go a long way in providing for the children of my sister who left them to me when she passed on. These orphans are in secondary school, and it is a responsibility bestowed on me to educate them. This is the reason why I am investing in getting a stable daily source of income."