GDLive Newsfeed
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.
Nabutiti's family
access_time 3 hours ago
Nabutiti received a $1187 second payment.
"God willing I hope to construct a house in my land because rains are about to start and this place will be unsafe"
Mkhambe's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Mkhambe received a $361 second payment.
"GiveDirectly is doing an excellent job, and I wouldn't want them to change anything. Our needs vary, and addressing them is not easy. Therefore, cash remains the best way to meet our diverse needs."
Mourine's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Mourine enrolled.
"The lack of a reliable source of income stands out as the major challenge in my life. This is because considering that I am a housewife, I mostly depend on my spouse who is a casual laborer in the transportation sector in Mombasa. His average daily income is $5 but it is also not a guarantee for him to work the whole week and this means, sometimes, he remains idle. At the end of the week, he sends me at least $5 to support us at home. This situation has limited me to living a decent life with my family of 4. My house is very small and of grass-thatched roof which leaks during the rainy season. I am also very worried about the education of my daughter who is still in the pre-primary level. What a life to worry about!"
Nondikko's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Nondikko received a $124 initial payment.
"When I got $200 from GiveDirectly, it was a blessing. One of my kids was at home because we couldn't pay school fees, so I used $100 to send him back to school. At home, we were struggling with food, so $40 went to buying groceries for my family. Another $40 went to buying new clothes for my kids who badly needed them. It was a moment of gratitude and joy, knowing we could address these urgent needs."
Kadzitu's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Kadzitu received a $24 twenty-sixth payment.
"Looking ahead, my goal for the upcoming year is to invest further in livestock, particularly goats. I plan to utilize my savings and future transfers to establish this venture, as goats thrive well in my area and require minimal care. The income generated from selling them will enhance my financial stability and provide a safety net for emergencies. I am proud of the progress I have made and excited for the opportunities that lie ahead as I continue to build a better future for myself."
Serah's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Serah enrolled.
"Reliable source of income is the challenge I am facing in life. I do casual jobs earning very little income which caters for food. Sometimes I miss job for almost a week. This makes me go without food ."
Katumwa's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Katumwa received a $24 twenty-sixth payment.
"Looking ahead, my goal for the year ahead is to start a chicken project within my compound. I plan to allocate $20 monthly from the transfers towards this venture, aiming to generate additional income to support my family. Establishing a stable source of revenue through this project will provide me with peace of mind, knowing that my family's needs will be met consistently. This signifies a step towards greater financial stability and security for my loved ones, and I am committed to its success."
Raymond's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Raymond received a $24 twenty-second payment.
"With our food security now assured, my goal for the year ahead is to further invest in livestock and poultry. This investment not only promises future profit but also serves our personal needs. Using the transfers received, I aim to expand this venture, recognizing it as an opportunity to transform our circumstances for the better. I am genuinely thankful for this chance to improve our lives and contribute to the prosperity of our community."
Shikari's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Shikari received a $24 twenty-sixth payment.
"Looking ahead, my primary goal for this year is to complete the payment for my land. Acquiring 30 acres on loan was a significant investment, and I now aim to clear the remaining debt of $1000. Utilizing both my transfers and financial support from my children, I am determined to secure ownership of this land, ensuring a lasting legacy for my family. Owning this property will provide a sense of security and prosperity for generations to come, reflecting my commitment to securing a better future for my loved ones even beyond my lifetime."
Changawa's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Changawa received a $24 twenty-sixth payment.
"Currently, my family and I live in a makeshift house that is not sufficient or safe to live in. My top objective for this year is to construct a proper house for us. To achieve this goal, I plan to diligently save the transfers I receive until I accumulate a substantial amount to purchase the necessary materials. A better living space not only ensures our well-being but also allows us the dignity of hosting guests in our home. This assistance has been instrumental in enabling me to strive towards improving our living conditions and providing a better environment for my loved ones. I am deeply grateful for the support I have received this far."