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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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Katana's family
access_time 2 days ago
Katana received a $484 initial payment.
"It was around 4 am when I woke up to prepare my kids before they could go to school. I always used my mobile phone as an alarm and I was surprised to see a Mpesa message on my phone showing that I had received my transfer. We were so happy for receiving the transfer which would transform our lives for the better. I have not been in posses of such a huge amount of money in my life."
Julius's family
access_time 2 days ago
Julius received a $484 initial payment.
"I had just gotten into the bed alongside other family members that night when I heard a message notification coming in. On checking it, I realized that it was the confirmation of the first transfer I had been anticipating. I was so excited and at the back of my mind was all the plans we had been planning to accomplish. I informed my wife who also confirmed the plan to obtain a dairy cow as a priority once the money is collected."
Sera's family
access_time 2 days ago
Sera received a $484 initial payment.
"It was around 11 pm, I was on my bed resting. I was awakened by the loud message alert from my mobile phone. I was anxious to know what was all about. Therefore, I decided to check my phone to my surprise it was the money from GiveDirectly. I was so excited for receiving my transfer which would help me in renovating the roof of my house which was blown away by strong 2 months ago. I immediately contacted my spouse to tell him the good news and he was very happy about the transfer. He promised to come back home for us to plan on how to spend our transfer."
Nickson's family
access_time 2 days ago
Nickson enrolled.
"Education is the only change catalyst in our society. I would love to give my five children a good education. I am planning to use my transfers to support their thirst for learning."
Riziki's family
access_time 2 days ago
Riziki enrolled.
"I do cook in the open air due to the lack of structure that can serve as a kitchen. It becomes difficult to prepare a meal during the rainy season. I am planning to utilize this money to erect a structure and as well invest the rest in agriculture by purchasing goats which will act as my long-term investment."
Raymond's family
access_time 2 days ago
Raymond enrolled.
"My brokerage job does not give me financial security. Its returns are also way too low to sustain our needs as a family. This has made it almost impossible for us to realize our dreams because whatever we reap goes from hand to mouth."
Sidi's family
access_time 2 days ago
Sidi enrolled.
"I have always yearned to provide quality education for my five children. I am intending to use my transfers to support my children's education the betterment of their prosperity."
Kadzo's family
access_time 2 days ago
Kadzo enrolled.
"Good sleep is one of the requirements for good health. My bed which is broken with a torn mattress gives me uncomfortable sleep. I am planning to repair my broken bed as well as buy a new mattress when I receive my transfers. I will invest another amount in livestock as I am a farmer for future financial security."
Dama's family
access_time 2 days ago
Dama enrolled.
"My health is deteriorating, I experience general body pains. I paid several visits to the hospital only to be administered painkillers as nothing was diagnosed in me. This has hampered my productivity as I had to leave charcoal burning which was my only source of livelihood."
Kadzo's family
access_time 2 days ago
Kadzo received a $27 second payment.