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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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Mercy's family
access_time 10 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"
Silas's family
access_time 10 days ago
Silas received a $28 initial payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I had never received the transfer because I am now happier that I cleared some of the household rent debt. It has been shame living in someone's house without paying it and I was also tired of giving out excuses for not managing to do so."
Jackline's family
access_time 10 days ago
Jackline received a $28 initial payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I had not received the transfer because with the grocery business, I can get a small income to support my husband in the daily family provision."
Onyango's family
access_time 10 days ago
Onyango received a $28 initial payment.
"My life is different now since I got encouraged and hopefully after receiving this transfers. This Covid-19 turned me into a desperate beggar but now with this transfers I am able to buy food at least for few weeks to supplement with the few money I might get any time I get a menial job."
Emma's family
access_time 10 days ago
Emma received a $28 initial payment.
"Currently, my life is different than it would have been if I had not recieved the transfer because I am now happy that I have cleared some of my house rent debt. Previously, it was not easy since I used to avoid my landlord as I felt ashamed of not paying for rent. I was also worried that I mighty be kicked out the house at anytime."
Peter's family
access_time 10 days ago
Peter received a $28 initial payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I had never received the transfers in that now I am delighted that my family can now have enough food which can last them for a month as I used the money to buy food."
Dennis's family
access_time 11 days ago
Dennis received a $28 initial payment.
"My life is different now since I am able to support my family because of Give directly transfers. My problem was on house rent and food of which I got to take care of it with the money I received. I am very grateful for this help."
Lucy's family
access_time 11 days ago
Lucy received a $28 initial payment.
"My life is different now, getting such money which is not a debt meant a lot,I was able to reduce my house rent debt, boast my porridge business and used some for food. This gesture really made me shade some happy tears, since out of nowhere someone rescued me and my family."
James's family
access_time 11 days ago
James received a $28 initial payment.
"My life is now better than it would have been if I had never received the transfer because I am now at peace as my family can have food.. Previously I used to be so stressed up not knowing where to get money to fend for my family since most of the days I go to work but return home empty handed due to lack of daily income due low or no sales.Thanks to GiveDirectly chipping in."
Christopher's family
access_time 12 days ago
Christopher received a $28 initial payment.
"Give directly money came at a time when my wife was sick and was admitted. This money assisted to buy her fruits which gave her some energy. If it were not for this money I could have not afforded money to buy her something to eat."