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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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Tabu's family
access_time 1 month ago
Tabu received a $500 initial payment.
"It was around 2 pm when we were taking lunch with my family when my mobile phone started vibrating. One of my sons decided to check who it could be. Upon checking, he confirmed that it was an Mpesa message from GiveDirectly they had finally debited my first transfer as promised. I was overwhelmed with joy and we even stopped whatever we were doing and started celebrating and praising the Lord for the blessings."
Kenga's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kenga received a $500 initial payment.
"It was exactly 2 Pm when I was at the farm when I was preparing my farm for the coming planting season. Then I heard my phone ringing so loudly without wasting time I decided to check who it could be. On checking, I realized that it was an Mpesa message from GiveDirectly. I felt so happy for I knew I would finally accomplish my long time goals."
Dama's family
access_time 1 month ago
Dama received a $500 initial payment.
"It was around 2 in the afternoon when I was taking lunch with my family ten muy phone started ringing alerting me of a new message. I asked my helper to confirm the content of the message. On checking, he realized that it was an Mpesa message from GiveDirectly. I felt so happy and felt like my life had transformed completely."
Furaha's family
access_time 1 month ago
Furaha received a $500 initial payment.
"It was exactly around 3 PM when I was hading to the farm when my mobile phone started vibrating. Since I am illiterate I decided to ask my helper to confirm what the notification was all about. On checking, she realized that it was an Mpesa message from GiveDirectly. They had finally sent the money that I had anxiously been waiting for. I was overwhelmed with joy and decided to return back home to share the good news with the rest of my family members."
Mwenda's family
access_time 1 month ago
Mwenda received a $500 initial payment.
"I was at the farm preparing for the next planting season when I heard some of my village mates celebrating and praising the Lord. I definitely knew there was some good news. At that particular moment, I heard my phone ringing continuously. I decided to check the content of the notification. I could not believe what I saw, it was an Mpesa message from GiveDirectly that I had anxiously been waiting for. I was overjoyed and decided to go back home and plan on how best I can utilize the cash transfers."
Rusi's family
access_time 1 month ago
Rusi received a $499 initial payment.
"I do not know how to read and whenever I receive text messages, they do not bother me. On the day the transfers were sent, my son came telling me that he had received the transfers and he wanted to check my phone to see if I had also received it. On checking the phone, the transfer message was there and I was very happy and I knelt down to thank God and GiveDirectly."
Sikubali's family
access_time 1 month ago
Sikubali received a $499 initial payment.
"I was filled with joy and thanksgiving the moment I realized that I had received some funds from GiveDirectly. This gave me hope that I would be able to build a spacious house for family."
Benard's family
access_time 1 month ago
Benard received a $499 initial payment.
"I was in the middle of my farming doing land preparation in readiness for planting when I got a notification of an incoming new message on the phone. I checked and to my surprise, it was a Mpesa. I was left overjoyed look at how my family would have a better house, I had dreamt of for long without being successful to build one."
Linner's family
access_time 1 month ago
Linner received a $499 initial payment.
"I became so happy the moment my children informed me that I had received money from GiveDirectly. This money was a sign of a new dawn to my family."
Kenneth's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kenneth received a $499 initial payment.
"I remember I was in the middle of my daily casual jobs together with my friends when I received a message on my phone. With little expectation, I went to see it and to my shock, It was a Mpesa message confirming that I had received money from GiveDirectly. The good news left me overjoyed not knowing whether to end my casual job there or to continue. I shared the news with my friends and we all got happy with it."