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.
"We have a small book shop in the nearby shopping center. We were planning to open another branch in Siongiroi town but we were short of capital. We are now happy that Give Directly money has arrived at the best time to boost us. We will use part of it to open that branch and use the remaining part of about KES 20,000 to boost our current branch." (Country: Kenya)
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." (Country: Kenya)
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" (Country: Kenya)
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." (Country: Kenya)
Everline's family
access_time 2 days ago
Everline enrolled.
"Receiving money from GiveDirecty means a better living standard for the family. I have two children in college and secondary school whose school fees amount to KES 81,000 per year. They have been in and out of school due to lack of school fees , I depend on my husband who works as a motorcycle rider within a nearby center. He earns little income which cannot nurture all of us especially with the high cost of living in the country. I will consequently use all my first transfers and some from second transfer to clear there school fees balance. From the remaining amount I will plan to obtain food to sustain the family for the next 2 months. This will allow us focus on the next academic year school fees." (Country: Kenya)
Sheila's family
access_time 2 days ago
Sheila enrolled.
"Receiving this money means improved shelter. Sleeping under one roof with grown-up children is a taboo in our culture. My children go to neighbours' houses to sleep something I am not proud of as a parent. So when I receive this transfer I will spend KES 20000 to construct an ironed roofed house and for the remaining amount, I will purchase a dairy cow who will be our source of milk and income when we sell the surplus." (Country: Kenya)
Christine's family
access_time 2 days ago
Christine enrolled.
"Receiving this money means improved health status. I have been sick for a while now but due to lack of money, I have not received proper treatment for my ailment. This health condition has limited me in terms of work yet I am a casual labourer feeding hand to mouth. I am sickly most of the time and I depend on over counter medication which relieves the pain however the problem is not solved. So when I receive this transfer I plan to renew my National medical Insurance cover to enable me to attend a referral hospital for a better diagnosis. To renew for a year I will spend KES 6000 and as I wait for the insurance to be active I will visit the nearby outpatient clinic." (Country: Kenya)
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." (Country: Kenya)
Alice's family
access_time 2 days ago
Alice enrolled.
"Receiving this money means better housing for me. Currently, I stay in a very old, grass-thatched house that we have been using for more than thirty years. It is now old and it leaks during the rainy season making it very uncomfortable to cook from or for my grandchildren to sleep. I have not been able to build one due to insufficient finances. I am a single parent having lost my husband many years ago and I struggled to raise my children on my own. This will cost me approximately KES 30,000. For the rest of the money, I will renovate the other house, replace the iron sheets, and buy furniture and household items." (Country: Kenya)
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." (Country: Kenya)