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.
Valen's family
access_time 1 day ago
Valen enrolled.
"Operating capital of my business is too small. We sometimes receive orders beyond our financial limits. The profit margin is therefore so little, but once we receive this money we will boost our business."
Isaac's family
access_time 1 day ago
Isaac enrolled.
"This money will mean a lot to me. I had a wife who left me because we could not pay dowry nor put up a better house for her. I'm happy that this money will help me make plans of getting wife. I have to build a nice house and buy at least one cow to present as a dowry if need be soon. I'm happy that my future is more brighter than I thought it would be."
Juliana's family
access_time 1 day ago
Juliana enrolled.
"I am an elderly widow and I have been engaging in farming as my main economic activity since my youthful age. Unfortunately, for the past 7 years farming has been a non-profitable enterprise due to the effect of prolonged drought , pest and disease invasion.This has subjected us to a higher dependence on purchased foods yet I have limited source of income.Currently, I have been engaging in casual jobs within the village and this warns me an approximate amount of KES 200 daily. Receiving this money, therefore, means the purchase of a dairy cow and"
Daisy's family
access_time 1 day ago
Daisy enrolled.
"Receiving this money means improved shelter. We live in an old and leaking roof house. This house host 7 family members. Living under one roof with teenage children is uncomfortable and some have to sleep in our relative's houses. So when I receive this transfer I will spend KES 30000 to build a spacious iron-roofed house. My children can then have a place to sleep and for the remaining amount, I will purchase a dairy cow that will be our source of milk and income when we sell the surplus."
Everline's family
access_time 2 days ago
Everline enrolled.
"We practice farming here, but maize rust which had affected maize ranch and we entirely depend on maize as a reliable food in our community. Cost of maize has hiked up making it arduous for us as a family to have sufficient and nutritive diet."
Sheila's family
access_time 2 days ago
Sheila enrolled.
"The biggest challenge is food insecurity. I am a casual labourer doing all sorts of work available within the village. Getting three meals in a day is not guaranteed since my payment varies from money to food staff however it is not sufficient to feed my family as there are days when I do not get a job. This has been disheartening since I have young children who need good nutrition for their growth."
Christine's family
access_time 2 days ago
Christine enrolled.
"The biggest challenge is financial constraints. My health condition has been a challenge and due to a lack of finance, I have not been able to get better treatment. I depend on cheap counter medication which only relieves pain but does not heal completely. This health condition has subjected me to food insecurity which sometimes I am worried that one day I might die of hunger or worsen my condition."
Leah's family
access_time 2 days ago
Leah enrolled.
"Receiving this money means better living standards. Due to old age, I need good nutrition and balanced diet . Since I no longer have the energy to do hard jobs like farming, livestock keeping is favorable. I have been desiring to own dairy cow worth KES 28,000. Givedirectly will help me achieve this if I receive this transfers."
Alice's family
access_time 2 days ago
Alice enrolled.
"The biggest challenge is food insecurity. My piece of the farm after it was shared among us ( polygamous household) and my sons, I remained with half an acre. Being a dry area, crops are mostly affected by low rainfall leading to poor yields. The much we harvest does not last a whole yarr and I am forced to purchase food like maize from the very expensive market."
Richard's family
access_time 2 days ago
Richard enrolled.
"I have 2 children in Kisumu National Polytechnic and 2 others in secondary schools. The school fees problem is what has been giving me a lot of stress. In a year I pay about KES 80000 which is very expensive for me. I have been struggling to raise the needed money but it has not been a walk in the park. I still owe the school a total of KES 50000 which I do not have at the moment. It is for this reason that when I get the money I will use it to settle all the pending fees arrears of KES 50000 and use the extra amount to pay next term fees. This will allow me enough time and the peace of mind to look for other money to pay the fees in the future."