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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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Mary's family
access_time 16 days ago
Mary received a $463 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the joy I feel having moved out of my fathers home and staying in my own home as well. This has given me a new life and hope. My children now have their own home. Prior to getting this transfer, I used to stay with my father. I left my marital home due to several challenges and decided to come stay at home."
Simon's family
access_time 16 days ago
Simon received a $463 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I felt happy. Being an orphan at an early stage, I never knew the feeling of handling such amount of money. I really made me feel special."
Hellen's family
access_time 16 days ago
Hellen received a $463 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I felt happy. The issue of land in my home would be solved."
Angeline's family
access_time 16 days ago
Angeline received a $28 initial payment.
"The transfer has helped me pay rent. If not for the transfers I could be having a debt or probably could have been evicted by my landlord."
Jenifer's family
access_time 16 days ago
Jenifer received a $463 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I felt so excited that together with my husband we started to plan on how we were going to build and leave our parents home."
Tsuheni's family
access_time 16 days ago
Tsuheni received a $517 initial payment.
"I had just finished taking breakfast around 7 AM when I heard the notification from my mobile phone. On checking, I confirmed it was an Mpesa message from GiveDirectly, I was excited that I could not hold the joy that I had. It was my first time receiving such a huge amount of money which is also nonrefundable."
Kadii's family
access_time 16 days ago
Kadii received a $517 initial payment.
"It was 7:30 AM when I saw the message notification confirming that I had received my transfer. I felt wow! I just wish you could see how I reacted. I am so grateful tO GiveDirectly for fulfilling their promise to me."
Kadzo's family
access_time 16 days ago
Kadzo received a $517 initial payment.
"I can still recall very well just like yesterday when my phone rang continuously. I then decided to check who had sent the message at such an hour because my curiosity could not keep me calm. Upon reading it, I realized the message was from Give Directly. I was overwhelmed with joy since I was sure I would achieve a lot through it."
Wilma's family
access_time 16 days ago
Wilma received a $28 initial payment.
"It has helped me to pay my debt for rent,which is really important to me"
Kadzo's family
access_time 17 days ago
Kadzo received a $517 initial payment.
"I learned that I had received my transfer around 6 in the morning when I was still on my bed. I felt so happy since I had never received such huge amounts of money before in my entire life."