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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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Israel's family
access_time 3 days ago
Israel received a $471 initial payment.
"The moment I received the message of the money, I felt very excited. This is because I was too poor and this money came to lift me up from poverty."
David's family
access_time 3 days ago
David received a $478 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that, my health has improved after getting adequate treatment. Before I received this cash transfer, I used to frequently fall sick which was as a result of failure to get adequate treatment due to lack of financial support. "
Lucy's family
access_time 3 days ago
Lucy received a $471 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is feeling happy most of the time as I see my house in the verge of completion and my family and I moving into it soon."
Joyce's family
access_time 3 days ago
Joyce received a $471 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is a peace of mind as I can now have good nigts sleep for my grandchildren being able to continue with their education."
Kavumbi's family
access_time 3 days ago
Kavumbi received a $549 initial payment.
"I had woken up early that morning, already in my farm weeding my crops. I heard my phone ringing informing me of message notification. I went through my inbox to confirm who the sender was. On confirming, the message was from GiveDirectly that I had received my first transfer. I was exceedingly happy and overjoyed for receiving such a large sum of money that I never expected to get in my life."
Esther's family
access_time 3 days ago
Esther received a $549 initial payment.
"I had gone to fetch water that morning and I had left my phone in my house. A friend passing by asked whether I had received a message notification from GiveDirectly. That alone reminded me that that was the day we were supposed to receive our transfers. I hurriedly went for my phone and on checking my inbox, I could not hold back the joy and happiness that I felt at that moment. I was thankful to GiveDirectly for financial support."
Chepkorir's family
access_time 3 days ago
Chepkorir received a $549 initial payment.
"The message notifying me arrived when I was washing my household bedding in a river. This meant that I could finally carry out my home improvement. I was happy and immediately sent my husband to withdraw the cash. I could not go because I had soaked my blankets and had to be clean and hang them to dry for the night."
Kalume's family
access_time 3 days ago
Kalume received a $549 initial payment.
"Through the GiveDirectly transfer, I was able to purchase a power generator so as to help me in pumping enough water for watering my plants. I was previously using buckets and my bicycle to carry water which was tiresome and time-consuming. With the generator, watering will be easy and time-saving. To me, this is the biggest difference I have experienced so far in my life."
Viola's family
access_time 3 days ago
Viola received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect to buy a cow so this will, therefore, produce enough milk for the family and I will thus save the money I would have otherwise used to buy milk."
Alice's family
access_time 3 days ago
Alice received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to save all my transfers and spend them on purchasing some bags of cement which I will use to renovate my house. Its walls have become very weak. The earlier I renovate it, the stronger it will be to provide me with better habitation for a longer period of time. As a result, I anticipate a positive change in my life since I will not be worried about raising some money to build a new house."