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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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Janet's family
access_time 3 days ago
Janet received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I am planning to build a modern house. We have been dreaming of building a semi-permanent house but due to lack of enough money, we have not managed. This will be possible because I will use my savings from the GIveDirectly transfers to build it."
Chepngetich's family
access_time 3 days ago
Chepngetich received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months I expect my life to change in that I will be able to own a cow and this cow will help me pay school fees for my son who shall have joined high school then."
Irene's family
access_time 3 days ago
Irene received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that I will have started buying building materials for my family. With this, I will have made a step ahead towards achieving my dream of building a bigger house for my family. This will be my happiness since I will always be knowing that very soon, all of my belongings will be secure after building a bigger house for my family."
Margaret's family
access_time 3 days ago
Margaret received a $549 initial payment.
"I would not have completed my house were it not for GD, I bought ceiling board and window grills. usually, I spend all the money I get in paying school and buying food for the household. When the aid came, I was able to do the things I had to abandon. I had postponed them until my children complete school but GiveDirectly did it for me. My home is now very nice and is so happy about it."
Angela's family
access_time 3 days ago
Angela received a $471 initial payment.
"I was over whelmed with joy when I received the money because I would be able to acquire the utensils that I needed and build an iron roofed house."
James's family
access_time 3 days ago
James received a $471 initial payment.
"The moment I recieved my fransfer, I became very happy that Give Directly has truely kept its promise to me."
Grace's family
access_time 3 days ago
Grace received a $471 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I became very happy and I thanked God for Give Directly that has dedicated to give unconditional cash transfer to help the poor in my community."
Annah's family
access_time 3 days ago
Annah received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that I will have bought a goat. I will use my next transfer to achieve this. Because of this, I will have started saving some money on a daily basis which I will use to pay school fees for my children. The goat and my children's education will be a permanent mark in my heart of GiveDirectlys support."
Jane's family
access_time 3 days ago
Jane received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I will have built a maize store in my compound. I will do this from the money I will be saving from my farm produce and also from the next transfers. This is mainly milk and chicken eggs and meat."
Annah's family
access_time 3 days ago
Annah received a $50 fourth payment.
"I woke up in the morning to check my phone for any calls or messages that might have come at night, like I did every morning. To my surprise I saw the Mpesa message and the message from Give Directly. I was very happy as I had no money even for food on that day. I also felt very grateful and thankful to Give Directly. I withdrew the money immediately to buy food, and I also knew then that I would spend some of the money to begin a clothes business."