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.
to follow someone and stay updated on their journey with GiveDirectly.
Want to hear more updates from recipients? Click below to follow 10!
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that l am now sleeping on a very comfortable place as compared to before.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment l received the transfer l was very that l could not sleeping, l woke up very early to go and withdraw the money.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent most of the transfer to pay dowry to my in laws, l am now very happy and proud because l am now sure she is my wife. I also spent the transfer to buy bed and mattress, l am now sleeping on a very comfortable place as compared to before when I was sleeping on a mart. The remaining balance l spent to buy furniture and l am now sitting on a very nice comfortable furniture as compared to before when l was using water container as a furniture.
access_time 9 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means a great change in my life because my wife abandoned me because I had no money to pay her dowrey I am therefore going to buy two cows and some little money and pay for her dowrey, the remaining cash on the first transfer I will use to improve my furniture. The second transfer from Givedirectly, I will use to hire land and plant vegetables that we would sell to get money to meet our needs, doing this will enable us buy a generator so that we become all season vegetable producers.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is usually in the evening after a long day of toiling in the farms weeding or cutting sugarcane to earn money that I use to buy food. Having something to eat cases great joy to me.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced was last year when my wife abandoned our home carrying away everything that we had bought together including beddings. She openly accused me before my immediate neighbors that I was not able to provide her needs and she would not come back unless I paid her dowrey.