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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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James's family
access_time 1 day ago
James received a $463 initial payment.
"There is a change in my life, this transfer has enabled me pay school fees for my children and I am stress free. I have hope of completing my house soon having purchased the iron sheets. I solely relied on seasonal harvest for income that I could spend on construction which was not reliable and was taking longer."
Edison's family
access_time 2 days ago
Edison received a $463 initial payment.
"I felt happy when I received the transfer because I knew that I can buy my own assets that I wished for and settle the debt that had bothered me for long."
Hellen's family
access_time 2 days ago
Hellen received a $463 initial payment.
"My life has improved because I have acquired household goods like bedding. I now sleep well. Before receiving the transfer, I slept on the mat. In addition, I have bought curtains which have safeguarded and beautified my house. Previously, anyone passing near my home could see what's inside my house."
David's family
access_time 2 days ago
David received a $463 initial payment.
"My life has changed because I'm currently building commercial house which will generate income in the near by future. This will enable me to provide basic needs like food, treatment and school fees to my family. In the past, I could not meet all the needs of my family because I had no source of income. In addition, my father was able to access proper treatment and he has regained his sight. Prior to this transfer, someone had to always be a round to support him with all the necessities."
Joan's family
access_time 2 days ago
Joan received a $542 initial payment.
"I really was very happy when I received a confirmation message from the service provider that I have received the money from GiveDirectly. We took time to pray to thank God that we had received the transfer before laying down plans on the usage of the money. Everyone's face was really bright with my children not left out since they were full of joy. We are still thanking God as we wait for the second transfer so that we may try and complete the projects which we started with the first transfer."
Kadzo's family
access_time 2 days ago
Kadzo received a $542 initial payment.
"I felt very happy the moment I received the transfer. I had woken up at around 6:00 pm and the first thing as my normal routine was checking my phone but this particular day there was a message. One unread message. I hurriedly opened the message and when I realized that it was from GiveDirectly, I could not hide the joy that came after. I struggled to stay calm. After a while when the message had sunk in, I started planning to make sure every coin was accounted for."
Elizabeth's family
access_time 2 days ago
Elizabeth received a $542 initial payment.
"I had been sleeping when I heard a message on my phone. When I picked the phone to check what it was all about, I found out that Give directly had sent me the first transfers. I was very excited and I clearly remember not going back to sleep because of the joy that I felt in my heart. I knew that with that amount, my life was going to change. I knew that I was going to accomplish most of my goals"
Priscar's family
access_time 2 days ago
Priscar received a $542 initial payment.
"I had woken up to relieve myself and when I came back, I picked my phone just to know what time it was. I realized that I had a message on my phone and on reading it, I found out that it was a message from Give Directly notifying me that they had sent me the first transfers. I could not hold the joy that I had that moment. I was so excited and I couldn't sleep anymore. I kept planning and reorganizing the plans till morning."
Tharu's family
access_time 2 days ago
Tharu received a $542 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I feel empowered. I managed to start a business of selling dagaa and fresh vegetables. Previously, I did not have any source of income because I was badly injured from my previous job and I could no longer work anywhere. This was a tough period for me because I fully depended on my husband for everything. Today, I am a happy woman who is self-employed. I feel worthy because I can also help my husband in catering for some of the daily needs."
David's family
access_time 2 days ago
David enrolled.
"Receiving this money means alot to me beacause the house that iam currently living with my family is small and also some of my children have grown up and it is difficult to continue sharing with them the same house. If i get this money, it would help me construst a new house, large enough to accommodate my family members."