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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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Margaret's family
access_time over 6 years ago
Margaret received a $493 second payment.
"GiveDirectly gives grants while other NGOs give loans."
Rose's family
access_time over 6 years ago
Rose received a $493 second payment.
"Initially, I lived in an iron-roofed house with its roof supported with stones and therefore we never settled well due to constant fear of the risk involved by then, however, we are now settled in a better way since our lives are not at risk in the stable house where we currently live and this is the biggest difference in our daily lives."
Benson's family
access_time over 6 years ago
Benson received a $493 second payment.
"GD has no conditions on the cash they give while other NGOs have conditions on the cash they give."
Esther's family
access_time over 6 years ago
Esther received a $99 initial payment.
"I plan to buy cement and sand, pay for labour to cement the floor of my house. I also plant to pay my dowry, buy seats and a TV set."
Dorine's family
access_time over 6 years ago
Dorine received a $493 second payment.
"l am eating well because the business is doing well."
Richard's family
access_time over 6 years ago
Richard received a $493 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am now having my own motorcycle that generates us daily income. Our household income has improved which has eventually improved our standards of living since we can now afford more and variety of items."
Josephat's family
access_time over 6 years ago
Josephat received a $99 initial payment.
"I am planning to buy a welding machine for business and clear school fees arrears with the upcoming lumpsum payment."
Risanael's family
access_time over 6 years ago
Risanael received a $493 second payment.
"GD supports individuals while other NGOs are supporting groups which brings a lot of problems."
Judith's family
access_time over 6 years ago
Judith received a $493 second payment.
"GiveDirectly doesn't have middlemen while other NGOs have a lot of middlemen."
Beatrice's family
access_time over 6 years ago
Beatrice received a $99 initial payment.
"I will buy iron sheets and build a new home with the upcoming transfer payment."