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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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Terer's family
access_time 1 day ago
Terer received a $500 initial payment.
"I was filled with lots of happiness when I received the message saying I had received the transfer from GiveDirectly. I informed my family of the good news and we all celebrated. We felt that our dreams had become true because we were now going to be able to achieve what we have always wanted to do. Thank you GiveDirectly for this program that you thought of starting of helping the needy. May God bless you abundantly."
Cheruiyot's family
access_time 1 day ago
Cheruiyot received a $500 initial payment.
"It was in the morning and I was at home when I received the SMS on my phone saying that I had received the transfer from GiveDirectly. I was filled with excitement and I informed my wife about it. She was so happy too, we felt a ray of hope because our dreams were now going to be fulfilled. Thank you GiveDirectly for making this happen."
Margaret's family
access_time 1 day ago
Margaret received a $500 initial payment.
"I was overwhelmed with happiness when I received the SMS saying that I had received the transfer from GiveDirectly. I could not believe my eyes and I called my husband to inform him of the good news. He was also very happy too and he asked me to go withdraw it so that we can come and plan what we were going to do with it."
Jackline's family
access_time 1 day ago
Jackline received a $500 initial payment.
"I was overwhelmed with joy when I received the transfers at around six in the morning. I went ahead ahead and bought bbuilding materials and a water tank as I had intended."
Korir's family
access_time 1 day ago
Korir received a $500 initial payment.
"I received my transfers happily around 6.40 AM and went straight to a Momo agent. I wasn't sure who has my pin and I was also afraid swappers because they are many in our place."
Isaiah's family
access_time 1 day ago
Isaiah received a $500 initial payment.
"I received the transfers at around 6.30am and was very excited to the extent of jumping up and down. I even informed my brother who wasn't aware that he had also received his and immediately took bath and went to withdraw."
Livingstone's family
access_time 1 day ago
Livingstone enrolled.
"I will use this money to seek advanced medications for my wife who is mentally unwell. She started ailing since 2003 but initially it was seasonal. Currently, her mental health has deteriorated and I don't have money to take her to a better hospital. GiveDirectly is a God sent because it came at the right time when I needed money the most."
Zawadi's family
access_time 1 day ago
Zawadi enrolled.
"My desire is to own my house because the current house I am living in is not spacious enough to accommodate me with my two co-wives which have forced me to spend the night in a kitchen while sleeping on the floor. When I receive the money I will use 40,000 Kenya shillings to build a two-roomed house which will accommodate my family and also it can regain my privacy and dignity which I have lost for long. I also intend to use 30,000 Kenya shilling to buy a bed and high-density mattress so that I can sleep comfortably. The remaining amount I will use it to pay school fees for my children when school resume."
Dama's family
access_time 1 day ago
Dama enrolled.
"I depend on milk vending to get an income. I always wake up at 4.00 am to milk my two cows so that I can sell to get something to depend on. I usually walk to different places selling them and sometimes the production becomes low because of drought and I end up getting low income thus I am forced to look for casual job to increase my income.The income I get every month is not enough to support my daughter's education. Therefore low income is the biggest hardship in my life."
Mwenda's family
access_time 1 day ago
Mwenda received a $500 initial payment.
"I received a message early in the morning. Since I could not comprehend its contents, my helper informed me of the good news that I had received my first transfer from GiveDirectly. I was greatly overjoyed because now my life would be transformed through this transfer. I thanked them for the support."