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.
Jane's family
access_time 15 days ago
Jane received a $26 sixth payment.
Petroniller's family
access_time 15 days ago
Petroniller received a $468 second payment.
"My new goal was to buy a cow because I come from a humble background where we don’t own any livestock. I married my wife without paying a dowry because I had nothing. I have since hoped to own livestock, which will enable me to pay her dowry someday. Getting these funds has enabled me to at least buy a cow, which is the beginning of my plan to have livestock."
Julius's family
access_time 29 days ago
Julius received a $470 second payment.
"One of my biggest dreams is to major in milk production. I plan to realise this dream through the little savings I get from my farm and also by applying for a loan in the farmer's Sacco that I am a member of. With it, I believe that the future would be bright for me and my family."
Grace's family
access_time 29 days ago
Grace received a $454 second payment.
"Yes, I have. My new goal is to build a house on the piece of land that I bought with the transfers that I got from GiveDirectly. I want to settle there and do farming but I do not have the money needed to achieve my goal. I plan to buy a tree or two for construction with the little money that I will raise from my income-generating activities of selling vegetables and eggs."
Regina's family
access_time 1 month ago
Regina received a $471 second payment.
"Yes definitely. My new goal is to buy a piece of land because the ancestral land that I have settled on is not enough for both subsistence farming and grazing my cattle. Although I don't have enough money for now, I'm planning to save towards achieving this goal."
Brian's family
access_time 1 month ago
Brian received a $26 sixth payment.
Gilbert's family
access_time 1 month ago
Gilbert received a $455 second payment.
"Yes, my new goal is to buy a grass cutting machine for my two dairy cows. I have already started saving towards the same and I hope I will be able to achieve my new goal soon."
Weldon's family
access_time 1 month ago
Weldon received a $471 second payment.
"My brother and I work together as loggers and we would share a chainsaw. This has quite limited my finances because we would share the profits. My goal is to buy my own machine. The amount I need to do so is around KES 50,000. I have managed to save KES 10,000 and I believe in time I will have gathered the amount needed and thus start working independently. This will definitely boost my earnings."
Alii's family
access_time 1 month ago
Alii received a $471 second payment.
"Using these funds from give directly, I have managed to accomplish most of the things I had desired to. However, my new goal of building rentals has not yet been fulfilled. I need KES 300,000 to be able to accomplish this. since I used up most of my savings, I plan on continuing with my job as a motorcyclist so I could start saving up. Although the harsh economic times have made it hard to do so."
Hellen's family
access_time 1 month ago
Hellen received a $455 second payment.
"Our new goal is to buy new chairs for our household. We managed to build another house with the recent transfer but we were not able to buy chairs since the money was not enough. Our other goal is to get money for paying school fees for our four children. Three in secondary school and one in the university. We mainly depend on farming to earn a living where we usually grow crops such as vegetables, and beans and we supply them to the schools where our children are studying to pay school fees. We at times cut down trees and supply firewood to the schools. When our cows have calved, we also usually supply the milk."