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.
Furaha's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Furaha received a $24 twenty-sixth payment.
"I do not want to go back to lying to the local chief because my children were out of school. My life is now easier to run because the children can now go to school. My plan is very simple, educate my children, and build an investment. I have lost animas to sickness and weather but now I am more aware of the changes and happenings around me. I hope to get more chicken from those I have and in turn build a herd that can be sold to take care of school fees when the program gets to an end."
Rashid's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Rashid received a $24 twenty-sixth payment.
"I have a motorcycle which is my bread and butter, my wife has a small vegetable stall where she sells vegetables fruits and fish from. She is still at the starting stages and although I had hoped that my earnings from my Motorcycle business would contribute towards boosting her business it has note been the case. I am saving so as I can heave enough to take a shop and expand the business to her being able to have her own shop rather than the stall which needs her to load and offload it daily."
Santa's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Santa received a $24 twenty-sixth payment.
"I have started savings since being enrolled in the Givedirectly program. I plan to save to a point that I can afford to buy goats. Goats are easy animals to rear, with the periodic droughts we face its easy to graze a goat than any other animals while poultry are cash intensive due to the Newcastle disease. I plan to buy goats and breed them, increase my herd so that I can sell and use in case of need."
Karembo's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Karembo received a $24 twenty-sixth payment.
"I wish that all my children could go through school to the end and though my oldest dropped out I hope to ensure that the younger ones will not be lost. My plan is to spend my transfers educating my children. I would want for each of them to finish their primary and Secondary school. I also want to invest in a few animals which I plan to rear and I can sell them in times of need especially with school."
Brian's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Brian received a $24 twenty-sixth payment.
"I used to think of dreaming as a pursuit of the ric but now I would county myself a dreamer. I have 30 chicken which I sell and buy as well as breed. I plan on increasing this numbers by much more. I also plan on starting a shop. When the chicken are many I can sell as significant number and buy goats which I can breed and sell off to have money and start a retail shop business for general household items."
Fredrick's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Fredrick received a $24 twenty-sixth payment.
"I am now working towards my goal this year of having a new three room, tin roofed house. I will need about 30 sheets and I have already gotten 20 sheets. I have savings in my savings group that will enable me to take a loan that will go into paying for the mason who will help with the house. I anticipate that by September the house will be almost done. I will have more room as my children will have somewhere to sleep, we will also have a room with my wife and an area to entertain guests. We will no longer be sharing the house with our children which will some privacy for my wife and I as our children as growing up. Givedirectly have allowed us to live in dignity."
Gilbert's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Gilbert received a $309 third payment.
"I really admire GiveDirectly for all they do. They've been instrumental in helping people improve their lives economically and socially. Their impact is truly remarkable. I have a suggestion for GiveDirectly: to extend their support to school-going children, especially in places like Baringo. Many kids in our community are struggling to stay in school, and some end up dropping out due to financial challenges. By reaching out to these children and their families, GiveDirectly could make a huge difference. They could provide assistance with school fees, supplies, and other necessities, ensuring that every child has the opportunity to receive an education. Imagine the impact this could have. Not only would it help individual children stay in school, but it could also uplift entire families and communities. Education is the key to a brighter future, and by investing in our children, we're investing in that future. I believe that with GiveDirectly's support, we can help more children in Baringo and beyond realize their potential and build better lives for themselves and their families."
Veronica's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Veronica received a $309 second payment.
"GiveDirectly's assistance has made a significant difference in the lives of my family, particularly in ensuring that my children have consistent access to education. The fact that they are not constantly sent home from school due to unpaid fees has alleviated a major source of stress and uncertainty for us. In my opinion, this approach of providing unconditional cash transfers should indeed be replicated elsewhere. Its simplicity and effectiveness in addressing immediate needs while empowering recipients to make their own decisions about how to best utilize the funds are commendable. Overall, I believe that the core principles of GiveDirectly's approach are sound, and there may not be a need for significant changes. Rather, the focus should be on expanding its reach to benefit more people in need."
Miriam's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Miriam received a $309 second payment.
"I am immensely grateful to GiveDirectly for the transformative impact their unconditional transfers have had on my family's life. Thanks to their support, I have been able to acquire assets such as a goat, which I never imagined would be possible. This newfound ownership not only provides us with additional income but also a sense of stability for the future. Moreover, the assistance has enabled my children to attend school regularly, opening up opportunities for their education and future prospects. Witnessing the positive changes in my family's life fills me with joy and gratitude. In all aspects, everything is going smoothly, and I believe GiveDirectly's approach is highly effective. The autonomy given to recipients allows us to address our most pressing needs and make decisions that best suit our circumstances. As a result, our family is elated by the positive changes we have experienced. Overall, I am immensely thankful to GiveDirectly for their support, and I hope their approach continues to uplift and empower families like mine in the future."
Tarkok's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Tarkok received a $309 third payment.
"In the next year, my goal is to plant mango trees in the kitchen garden that I fenced using the transfers. I aim to grow up to 20 trees, which will serve as a source of income for my family of five. To accomplish this project, I estimate that I will need $50. To raise the necessary funds, I plan to sell some of my goats. By reallocating assets from one venture to another, I can invest in a sustainable, long-term opportunity for generating income. Planting mango trees not only offers the potential for future earnings but also contributes to the overall sustainability and resilience of our household. As the trees mature, they will provide a steady supply of fruit, which can be sold or consumed, thus enhancing our financial stability and food security. I am excited about the prospects of this project and remain committed to its success. I am confident that planting mango trees will be a worthwhile investment for the future well-being of my family."