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.
Stephen's family
access_time over 7 years ago
Stephen enrolled.
"It will change my life because i will renovate my house and buy four cows as a future investment."
Risper's family
access_time over 7 years ago
Risper received a $482 second payment.
"I had an orphan in my house who was joining secondary school but I did not have any other source of finance. I therefore took 35000 KES from my second transfer to pay for his school fees and other school requirements. I then bought a cow worth 14000 KES to rear since I had none before."
Irenea's family
access_time over 7 years ago
Irenea received a $482 second payment.
"I used my second transfer to construct a kitchen since I had none before and I used to get stressed when it rains because I had nowhere to cook from. My cows also had no cow shed, so I constructed one for them to keep them safe; then used the balannce to buy a goat and a mattress which I did not have before as well as clearing some bills on my relative's funeral."
Rodgers's family
access_time over 7 years ago
Rodgers received a $482 second payment.
"When i received the second transfer, I used 30000 KES from it to pay deposit for a plot of land on which I will construct my new house since I had no other land to move to. I then used 15000 KES to buy a cow, anticipating to get milk soon when it delivers. The balance was spent on foodstuffs since my stock of food had been depleted."
Miriam's family
access_time over 7 years ago
Miriam received a $482 second payment.
"When I received tye second transfer, I used 25000 KES from it to buy 2 cows that my husband used to pay my dowry since we have stayed for long without dowry and my parents had started asking about it.The rest of the balance was spent on buying building materials which I used to build a new house for my family."
Abigael's family
access_time over 7 years ago
Abigael enrolled.
"Receiving this transfers mean a lot to me, I see myself buying a cow, ploughing a piece of land and generally buying items that I lacked before. "
Jane's family
access_time over 7 years ago
Jane received a $482 second payment.
"I spent the larger part of my second transfer on buying a dairy cow hence I feel happy since I have got a dairy cow that I had been admiring for a longer time.I paid school fees for my four children who are in primary and high school respectively . I bought building materials such as sand since I am planning to build a semi -permanent house."
Mornica's family
access_time over 7 years ago
Mornica received a $482 second payment.
"I spent the larger part of my second transfer on paying school fees for my four children who are in high school . I am soo happy that GiveDirectly has made me disapprove my community members who had undermined me that as a casual laborer I could not furtheren my children's education.I bought school uniform for my children and a dairy cow. I also bought one sack of maize to feed on."
Martin's family
access_time over 7 years ago
Martin received a $482 second payment.
"I spent my second transfer on buying a dairy cow which now produce milk both for domestic and commercial purpose hence income to feed and provide for m family. The remaining cash I spent on buying steel door and windows to fix at my house."
Felix's family
access_time over 7 years ago
Felix enrolled.
"The cash transfer will enable me build a house because I do not currently have one. I am embarrassed in the village because I feel a substandard person without a house. My family will now have a safe shelter and feel dignified. I further plan to buy two cows for domestication which is a saving for me and a livelihood as well which I will use in future to educate my children."
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