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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 15 days ago
Janet received a $463 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I was extremely happy. This is because this money came at the time I was due to deliver and it really helped a great deal then."
Grace's family
access_time 15 days ago
Grace received a $28 initial payment.
"I would be struggling a lot to get some income. This transfer has helped me change my source of income(from casual jobs to business) which is working out quite well for me."
Asha's family
access_time 15 days ago
Asha received a $28 initial payment.
"My life was very difficult. I had rent arrears, no income and children asking for food.After receiving the money, i was able to pay part of my rent arrears and buy food for my children."
Annah's family
access_time 16 days ago
Annah received a $28 initial payment.
"Had it not been the financial help from GiveDirectly, I wouldn't have been able to pay for my house rent on time and also buying food for my family. I am happy now that despite the biting effects of job losses due to this pandemic, I am at peace with my landlord. I have also done a shopping on foodstuffs for my family."
Evans's family
access_time 16 days ago
Evans received a $28 initial payment.
"Without the transfer I guess I would have been evicted from where I stay. I am new where I currently stay and we don't really know each other with the landlord. This transfer therefore has sealed a good relationship with my landlord."
Claire's family
access_time 16 days ago
Claire received a $28 initial payment.
"I was able to refill my gas cylinder which takes me for 2 months and that gives me an opportunity to plan my finances and channel to other things."
Caroline's family
access_time 16 days ago
Caroline received a $28 initial payment.
"I used my GD money to buy enough food stuffs for my family hence the little i earn from my menial jobs is spent on paying house rent. I could have been evicted from this house if i had never received the transfer"
Joyce's family
access_time 16 days ago
Joyce received a $463 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the improved life style in my home. This is given the staff that I bought and seeing that my house looks very beautiful after renovation. Before getting this financial support from GiveDirectly, my home looked like a deserted home with very little items in the house."
Mwajuma's family
access_time 16 days ago
Mwajuma received a $463 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the relief I feel within having received this amount of money that helped me to off set most of my financial needs. Prior to getting this transfer, I was determined to work twice as much to see to it that I raise money to pay up the debt that we had."
John's family
access_time 16 days ago
John received a $463 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that this money has given me freedom to separate from my parents. I now have built and separated compounds with my parents. Before getting this money, yes! I felt like moving but could not because I was not financially able. In addition to the above, I was also able to partially pay dowry for my wife. This has brought harmony in my family. Prior to getting money, my wife's parents were pestering on the dowry issues."