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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 1 day ago
Mercy received a $545 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in that I was able to pay all the hospital bills for my spouse who was admitted at the hospital and underwent surgery. Without GiveDirectly I would have sold land and other assets to offset the bills."
Annet's family
access_time 1 day ago
Annet received a $472 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I felt so happy. My incomplete house would finally be fully furnished."
Christine's family
access_time 1 day ago
Christine received a $527 second payment.
"The life I am currently living is incomparably different from the life I would be living if I had never received the transfer from GiveDirectly. The leaking roof I was used to in my old house is no more, a reason enough to smile and be thankful to give directions for the generous support they gave us."
Erasmas's family
access_time 1 day ago
Erasmas received a $472 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I felt so happy that I informed my wife who later on made joyous noise on seeing it as well."
Janet's family
access_time 1 day ago
Janet received a $527 second payment.
"For over ten years, I lived in an empty house devoid of any furniture. Since I got married, I lived in this house with discomfort, especially whenever I have visitors. I used to borrow furniture from neighbors. This has improved. I am so proud of my home now that I bought enough furniture for the house. I also started a shop business in my compound. It earns me a daily income from the sale of household items."
Valary's family
access_time 2 days ago
Valary received a $545 initial payment.
"The moment I received the money I felt so much happiness. I remember it was very early in the morning when my spouse called me to informed me that GiveDirectly had sent the money. I was at school at that time and I felt so much happy, I knew I would be in a position to pay for the school fees on time. My spouse also felt so happy because this was a support to him. He has been the one paying for my school fees and he was so struggling at home."
Chepkirui's family
access_time 2 days ago
Chepkirui received a $545 second payment.
"My life is currently different because I now have an income form the dairy cow that I bought. I am happy to have milk that I sell and that I use for my family's consumption. I used to buy milk from my neighbors which would often make my daily household expenditure very high. I am also extremely excited about plastering the floor of my house. The earthen floor usually gets dumb during rainy seasons. I will avoid this situation once I make a concrete floor. Income source and improving my home would not have been feasible were it not for GiveDirectly."
Delvin's family
access_time 2 days ago
Delvin received a $526 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in that I build a better and spacious house which was not possible before. I depend on small scale farming at home and getting money to build a house was a bit challenging."
Raphyque's family
access_time 2 days ago
Raphyque received a $527 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that I now have my own cow that I will be able to use in future. Once it has given birth I will be able to get milk out of it for my consumption and also selling for people to get money for my future project. I am sure this is help me achieve my dream of put a house in my own home. I am also now sitting on a very comfortably, seats, I no no longer? borrow seats from my neighbors again."
Agnes's family
access_time 2 days ago
Agnes received a $526 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am managed to pay school fee for my daughter on time and I am now stress free, my daughter is now learning very comfortably like other students without any worries. I also have very nice comfortable seat I do not need to worry when I have visitors like before."