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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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Evelyn's family
access_time 8 days ago
Evelyn received a $465 initial payment.
"When I received the cash transfer, I was amazed and happy. The cash transfer came at a time when we were under lockdown. Life was very hard."
Christine's family
access_time 8 days ago
Christine received a $447 second payment.
"Our living standards have greatly improved. We acquired household items that we couldnot afford. With the cash transfers we managed to complete the plasrering of our house. We are now a happy family because of the cash transfers."
Charles's family
access_time 8 days ago
Charles received a $447 second payment.
"My life is much better. I acquired a motorcycle that is earning income for the family. It also acts as a means of transport for the family. Prior to receiving the cash transfers, transport to the medical facilities was cumbersome. Secondly, we had no income generating activity. We appreciate Givedirectly for supporting us."
Beatrice's family
access_time 8 days ago
Beatrice received a $28 initial payment.
"My life is different than it would have been without the transfers since now I am less stressed, and I do not have to borrow for awhile, as my family have enough food which can last for at least two weeks."
Rose's family
access_time 9 days ago
Rose received a $28 initial payment.
"At least my kids can now have something to eat. Unlike the time that I had no cash to purchase food staffs for my family."
Dennis's family
access_time 9 days ago
Dennis received a $28 initial payment.
"My life is different now since am able to pay rent and feed my children but still there is a problem, Covid-19 is still a long term threat to us and continuous lack of Job is taking a toll on our lives. A long term solution is what we are hoping for in the long run."
Josephine's family
access_time 9 days ago
Josephine received a $28 initial payment.
"Upon receiving money from Give directly, I can happily smile since I can offer my family basic needs. Unlike if it not for Give directly, I could have not been able to provide."
Angeline's family
access_time 9 days ago
Angeline received a $28 initial payment.
"My life is different since the money I have received from Give directly has enabled me start a business which is my source of income as at now. I can now earn between $100 to $150 per day depending on the sales. Given this, my daily earning will be enough to enable me provide for my family and even maintain my stock."
Wesley's family
access_time 9 days ago
Wesley received a $517 initial payment.
"The moment I received transfers, I was very happy because I knew my dreams are going to be fulfilled.It was my first time receiving such a huge sum of money."
Mercy's family
access_time 9 days ago
Mercy received a $517 initial payment.
"The moment I received transfers from Give Directly, I was happy. I knew my dream of owning a decent house has been fulfilled. I woke up earlier than usual, took breakfast and rushed to withdraw it fearing that it might be stolen by online fraudsters"