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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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Anna's family
access_time 2 days ago
Anna received a $469 initial payment.
"The moment I received the transfer, I felt too much happiness. I started laughing a lone in the house at night and there was ululation in the whole community. I am still very happy and praying that God rewards GiveDirectly."
John's family
access_time 2 days ago
John received a $469 initial payment.
"My life has taken a different shape because through this cash transfer, I paid off the debt and repossessed my farm land. In addition, I have added another bull for ploughing my farm. I'm now sure of food security in my home because I already cultivated millet. Before, I could cultivated on a small scale and more so late because I had to first do casual labour in order to been given bulls to plough my farm land."
Darlington's family
access_time 2 days ago
Darlington received a $469 initial payment.
"My house was incomplete without fascia boards, verander and was not painted. So after I got this money, I was able to install the fascia boards, construct a verandah and paint it. The house now looks more beautiful and everyone admires it which brings pride to my family. In addition to that I have peace of mind and happiness because I managed to clear all my debts and claim ownership of my land."
Yob's family
access_time 2 days ago
Yob received a $469 initial payment.
"The big difference I am seeing in my life is that I have acquired my own oxen and ox plough using the cash transfers. These oxen are going to facilitate timely ploughing. Prior to receiving the transfer, I had to do casual work in exchange of oxen or hire when I could. The impact of this was late ploughing on my side leading to poor harvest because the owners of the oxen did their work first before they hire out."
Edisa's family
access_time 2 days ago
Edisa received a $469 initial payment.
"The moment I received the transfer, I felt good and happy the whole village was ululating as a sign of happiness."
Safila's family
access_time 2 days ago
Safila received a $469 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I felt real happy and exited. I had never held this amount of money and here, I had it all in my hands!"
Fred's family
access_time 2 days ago
Fred received a $469 initial payment.
"The moment I received money at 3:47 am, I felt very happy because GiveDirectly had fulfilled it's promise of giving us unconditional cash transfers."
Loyce's family
access_time 2 days ago
Loyce received a $450 second payment.
"My life has changed in that, I'm looking beautiful and healthy. This because I paid my children's fees and bought livestock among many other things with the transfer. And all these have given me a peace of mind unlike in the past when I struggled alone as a single parent to raise money to meet family needs like fees hence leading to stress."
Judith's family
access_time 2 days ago
Judith received a $469 initial payment.
"My heart was filled with joy and happiness because GD has liberated me from extreme poverty I lived in for a very long time."
Teddy's family
access_time 2 days ago
Teddy received a $469 initial payment.
"The moment I received the money , I felt happy but I kept it within my self for security reasons."