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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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Elizabeth's family
access_time 20 hours ago
Elizabeth 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 cement and plaster my house and I am glad."
Jalia's family
access_time 20 hours ago
Jalia received a $419 second payment.
"Being able to sleep well because I managed to buy reasonable bedsheets after receiving transfer is the biggest difference in my daily life."
Nasimu's family
access_time 20 hours ago
Nasimu received a $400 third payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in that I now have solar at my home and no longer have to worry of phone chaging and lighting at night. My family also has an investment for the future in sugarcane."
Aramanzan's family
access_time 20 hours ago
Aramanzan received a $400 third payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in that I have cleared my school fees for the whole year and so am assured of completing my Ordinary level."
Safilu's family
access_time 20 hours ago
Safilu received a $400 third payment.
"In my opinion, Give Directly does well to fulfil the promises made during barazas and to send money directly to recipients. "
Falida's family
access_time 20 hours ago
Falida received a $400 third payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in that I now have my own land where I am building my own home. I stay in the same home with my co-wife but my hope is alive that soon I will be independent in my home."
Cissy's family
access_time 20 hours ago
Cissy received a $400 third payment.
"In my opinion, Give Directly does well to consider household development as the motive for the transfers. Not restricting these transfers was also a plus. There is nothing GD does not do well. "
Judith's family
access_time 21 hours ago
Judith received a $96 initial payment.
"I felt very happy,hopefully my daughter will complete school without difficulties."
Joyce's family
access_time 21 hours ago
Joyce received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received the transfer I was so happy. I ran to the Mpesa, withdrew and sent back my children to school who had been sent away."
Jesca's family
access_time 21 hours ago
Jesca received a $403 third payment.
"In my opinion GD does well by giving us financial help and letting us decide how to use it."