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.
Tarkok's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Tarkok received a $353 third payment.
"In the coming year and beyond, my focus remains on improving our living conditions, starting with replacing the old and rusty iron sheets on our house's roof. Although there haven't been any leaks yet, I aim to preempt any potential issues by renovating it sooner rather than later. Thanks to the improved farming activities facilitated by better rains, I anticipate a good harvest in three months, providing food for my family of three and surplus proceeds to invest in the house renovation. I owe these goals to the support from GiveDirectly, which has empowered me to strive for improvements that I had not considered before receiving their cash support." (Country: Kenya)
Chepkor's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Chepkor received a $353 third payment.
"In the coming years, my focus is on further expanding my goat herd, ensuring optimal conditions for healthy breeding and growth. From just five goats before the support from GiveDirectly to now having 19, I see immense progress. With reduced financial obligations now that I no longer need to pay school fees or support a larger family, I have renewed confidence in my ability to grow the herd, especially given the ample shrubs in the surrounding thicket, ideal for goat farming. Rather than selling them off quickly, I plan to selectively sell when necessary, such as during tough times or emergencies. Additionally, I aim to invest the proceeds from my current maize farming efforts into acquiring more goats, thus securing a sustainable source of income for the future." (Country: Kenya)
Harusi's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Harusi received a $27 fourteenth payment.
"I am happy to share that I recently graduated from high school with the help of the monthly financial support I received. Prior to that, I faced disruptions, but since receiving the transfers, my high school education has been seamless, and I was able to pay my fees on time. My current goal is to enroll in college and pursue a teaching course in September of this year. I plan on saving my transfers every month so that I can easily pay for my tuition fees. I am hopeful that with the continued support, I will be able to achieve my career goals." (Country: Kenya)
Safari's family
access_time 23 hours ago
Safari received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"With the rainy season looming, I'm determined to build a new house. The fear of losing my current one to the downpour pushes me forward. Thankfully, I recently fulfilled my dream of owning another goat, which boosts my spirits. My plan is to kickstart the construction process as soon as possible. When our monthly transfer comes in, I aim to gather materials by pooling $30 from each of us. This collaborative effort will hopefully set us on the path to a safer, more secure home before the rains arrive." (Country: Kenya)
Charo's family
access_time 23 hours ago
Charo received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"Right now, I'm focusing on breeding goats because they reproduce quickly. Once my goat herd multiplies, I aim to exchange them for cows, as the market rate is around 5 goats for a cow, and also get their nutritious milk. With cows and on the farm, I'll have extra help for tilling the shamba hence saving the amount that I could have used tilling using the tractor for other investments moreso they'll be a source of income too. I'm hopeful that by this time next year, I'll have around four cows and at least sixteen goats. It's a simple plan, but it fills me with excitement and hope for the future of my farm." (Country: Kenya)
Kanze's family
access_time 23 hours ago
Kanze received a $27 nineteenth payment.
"My main goal is to acquire all the necessary building materials for constructing a new, durable house, which for now I have successfully acquired 30 building poles with hopes that soon I will be able to acquire all of them since the recent heavy rains have left me feeling unsafe residing in the current house, as it is at risk of collapsing at any moment. I aim to construct a resilient dwelling that can withstand adverse weather conditions. I am delighted and hopeful that with the financial assistance from the transfers, I will be able to realize my ambition of building a quality home for myself." (Country: Kenya)
Dzende's family
access_time 23 hours ago
Dzende received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"What I wish for is for my four children to study up to their desired level of education. However, since I lack a reliable source of income, am worried that if I do not establish an investment out of the transfer, I may not be able to finance their education. Through future cash transfers, I have been able to acquire goat this quarter and hoping to buy more through the transfer. Am confident that when these animals increase in number it will increase wealth. In the future, I can sell them to support my children." (Country: Kenya)
Sidi's family
access_time 23 hours ago
Sidi received a $27 twenty-sixth payment.
"With the help of the monthly transfers I received from Give Directly, I embarked on constructing a two-room house. Utilizing old pieces of iron sheeting salvaged from my previous collapsed house, I managed to roof one of the rooms partially. Unfortunately, due to financial constraints, the other room remains unfinished as I lack the funds to purchase the necessary 12 iron sheets. However, I am determined to achieve my goal by saving enough money through a savings group, which will allow me to buy the required iron sheets and complete the construction of my house. I also wish to educate my children so that when they finish school and secure jobs they will help me." (Country: Kenya)
Kahindi's family
access_time 1 day ago
Kahindi received a $27 twenty-sixth payment.
"In the coming year and beyond, my ambition is to build a sustainable future by investing in livestock, particularly goats. Goats, with their affordability, ease of maintenance, and lucrative market demand, stand as a beacon of opportunity. Through dedication, diligence, and a steadfast commitment to my goals, I aspire to cultivate a thriving herd that will enable me secures financial stability." (Country: Kenya)
Kadzo's family
access_time 1 day ago
Kadzo received a $27 eighteenth payment.
"I could have spent the transfers on food, but what happens when the transfers end? I may not have something to fall back on for provision. Besides, my husband, who is the sole provider, is advancing in age, and it will be challenging for him to engage in work in the future. This is why I plan on rearing livestock, such as goats. I believe that they will equip me with enough wealth to support the education of my children even past the transfer period." (Country: Kenya)