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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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Roseline's family
access_time 1 month ago
Roseline received a $28 initial payment.
"It has been very hard because I've been doing housekeeping during the pandemic. I've not worked since March. It is really hard when I can't give my daughter anything. I was very happy shopping with her with the cash we got. I say to her it is from GiveDirect donors - they don't know me and they don't know her but they sent us this money. I was really happy because she chose (the clothes) that she loved."
Zawadi's family
access_time 1 month ago
Zawadi received a $514 initial payment.
"I can still remember vividly just like yesterday, It was around 6 AM when I heard my phone started vibrating loudly.  I was a bit nervous and I decided to check its content. Upon checking, I realized it was an Mpesa message from GiveDirectly, they had debited my first transfer as they had promised during the enrollment stage. I felt so happy knowing all my drams are now achievable."
Mwenda's family
access_time 1 month ago
Mwenda received a $514 initial payment.
"It was around 6 in the morning when  I heard my phone ringing. I was a bit nervous because it was not normal for my phone to ring such an hour. I then decided to check what it could be, only to realize it an Mpesa message from GiveDirectly, I was so glad because I knew I would achieve a lot."
Sidi's family
access_time 1 month ago
Sidi received a $514 initial payment.
"I received a message on my phone at around 6:30 in the morning. I was so curious to know what it was all about. But becasue I am illiterate I asked my helper to check its content. On checking, she realized it was an Mpesa message from GiveDireclty. I had finally received my first transfer. I felt so happy and without wasting time I started planning on how best I would utilize it."
Zawadi's family
access_time 1 month ago
Zawadi received a $514 initial payment.
"The moment I received my transfers I was so happy because I was sure I would build a new house which I had been yearning to own for so many years."
Charles's family
access_time 1 month ago
Charles received a $28 initial payment.
"My life is different now that I am less stressed as I am able to provide food for my family using the transfer."
Kokas's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kokas received a $465 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I felt happy because I was going to buy livestock for paying bride price( dwory) for my daughter-in-law."
Francisca's family
access_time 1 month ago
Francisca received a $28 initial payment.
"My life has changed a lot, unlike the time that I had never received this transfer. I can now meet my medical needs."
Mathew's family
access_time 1 month ago
Mathew received a $515 initial payment.
"I always switch off my phone overnight and in the morning when I woke up, I switched it on as usual and immediately an Mpesa message popped up. I was overwhelmed with joy. My family was very happy because I knew my plans are going to be fulfilled"
Moses's family
access_time 1 month ago
Moses received a $28 initial payment.
"Life would have been difficult for me, Give directly money assisted me in paying for my rest. If not for Give directly, I could have been kicked out of the house. Thank you Give directly."