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.
Naomi's family
access_time 2 months ago
Naomi enrolled.
"Drought has led to food insecurity, we plan to solve this by buying food. We'll spend approximately $150, that's buying maize, beans and other household items. This will give us food security for at least 3 months. Due due long distance covered to fetch water from the bore hole which is about 7 kilometers. It's also straining walking that far. We plan to buy a 5000 liters water tank. This will help us harvest rain water or hire water suppliers during drought seasons. It will cost about $300. This will give us enough water for domestic use. Our goats will also not travel far to drink water. We also plan to buy a cow, it will provide us with more milk. We can sell and also use some at home. We will plant enough grass on a portion of our land. Grass grow well here since they need little water supply. This will cost us approximately $600, which includes planting grass."
Kalender's family
access_time 2 months ago
Kalender received a $624 initial payment.
"Was washing utensils at home, didn't believe when the trustee checked on account, and informed her that since the message of transfer was not seen , Thought of buying a cow to keep"
Joan's family
access_time 2 months ago
Joan enrolled.
"Receiving the transfers means so much to us. With the transfers, we intend to bring a lot of changes to our lives. We intend to use the transfers to purchase household goods such as bedding and clothes. This will cost us about $150 for the transfers. We also intend to purchase livestock, a cow, and about 10 goats which will cost us about $600 of the transfers. With this, we will have an investment in the future and also we shall have milk from the cow for our children. Finally, we intend to purchase food for our family together with other household products such as cooking fat and sugar. This will ensure that we have enough food to last us for the majority of the months next year. This will caution us against the drought and lack of food."
Elizabeth's family
access_time 2 months ago
Elizabeth received a second payment.
"My dream for the future is to establish a thriving dairy farming business. The prospect of owning a herd of dairy cows fills me with excitement and purpose. Their milk will be a source of income through sales. I'm starting small, and for this, I'll use the capital from the vegetables I grow. As I see my vegetable sales flourish, I know that I'm one step closer to acquiring those cows and watching my dreams take shape in the form of a prosperous dairy farm. The thought of this future keeps me motivated every day, and I can't wait to see my aspirations become a reality."
Esther's family
access_time 2 months ago
Esther received a $301 second payment.
"The idea of getting some livestock is really growing on me. I mean a few cows, some goats, and especially a dairy cow. The thought of having a steady supply of milk for our household and maybe even a little extra for selling is an exciting prospect, and then there's the farm, the pride and joy of our family. I've been contemplating putting up a chain-link fence around it. Not just for protection but to ensure that the hard work we put into growing crops isn't in vain. These plans aren't just about the present; they're an investment in our future. It's like laying down the foundation for a more secure and prosperous tomorrow. Each step feels like a piece of a puzzle, fitting together to create a better and more sustainable life for us down the road."
Symon's family
access_time 2 months ago
Symon received a $301 third payment.
"I've got this vision for the future, you know? First things first, I really want to bring in a dairy cow. It's not just about having fresh milk at home; it's about turning it into a business. A dairy cow could mean more than just nutritional benefits—it could be a source of income. And that's something I'm really excited about. Then there's the house, right now, it's getting a bit cramped, especially with the family growing. The dream is to build a better and more comfortable place. A place where the kids can have space to run around and grow and giving them a home they can truly thrive in. The best part is, without school fees to worry about at the moment, every cent can go into building that dream house. It's like a focused effort to create a better tomorrow for the family."
Katana's family
access_time 2 months ago
Katana enrolled.
"I have children both in primary and secondary school. They all have a collective fees balance of $347 and this has made them miss classes. There performances have really dropped. I do casual jobs earning approximately $60 per month which caters for food and school fees and the wife is just a house wife doing domestic chores. I will use $500 to clear the school fees balance and also make a prepayment. My desire is to make them settle at school and improve in their performance. I will also use $400 to buy four cows as an investment. This will help me raise fees for the children in the future."
Jane's family
access_time 2 months ago
Jane received a $302 third payment.
"In the coming years, my focus will be on expanding my cattle-rearing venture. Currently, I manage a herd of 15 cattle, and I am determined to ensure they have sufficient feed even during the challenging drought seasons. To achieve this, I intend to cultivate nappier grass on my three-acre land, guaranteeing a consistent and nutritious food source for my cattle. Additionally, I have a strategic plan to enhance my income streams by acquiring a dairy cow. This addition serves a dual purpose: not only will it provide a steady supply of milk for both commercial and domestic use, but it will also diversify my sources of income. Unlike the existing cattle, which are primarily raised for meat, this dairy cow will significantly contribute to our financial stability and improve our overall livelihood."
Mapenzi's family
access_time 2 months ago
Mapenzi received a $23 twenty-first payment.
"I have a plan to expand my current small house, which currently lacks an outdoor kitchen. Cooking inside results in a constant smoky environment, making it uncomfortable for everyone, especially my four-month-old child who is particularly sensitive to the smoke. At times, it gets so unbearable that I have to send the other children to stay with their grandparents. To address this issue, I am determined to acquire the necessary construction materials such as iron sheets and building poles. This expansion will provide a proper outdoor kitchen and alleviate the smoky conditions within the house. Additionally, I plan to set aside a portion of the funds for purchasing more goats. Currently, I own one goat, and my long-term goal is to increase their number, with the ultimate aim of eventually trading them for a cow. This not only enhances the comfort of our living conditions but also serves as an investment in our family's future."
Maazo's family
access_time 2 months ago
Maazo received a $23 twenty-first payment.
"First, I plan to acquire an acre of land for $500, which would mark a significant step toward securing our own living space. Currently, we reside at my uncle's place together with my father. Furthermore, I intend to expand my livestock holdings by increasing the number of goats. This expansion will enable me to generate additional income when I sell some of them. With this extra income, I will be able to purchase two male cows for ploughing my land. This investment will not only facilitate the cultivation of my own land but also provide an opportunity to offer ploughing services to others. I'm excited about how all these endeavors will boost my income and provide me with financial stability."