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.
Mercy's family
access_time 3 months ago
Mercy enrolled.
"I am a mother of two children and the husband works as casual laborer at the coastal towns. I do farming and also casual jobs. The family income we get from the casual jobs is low and mainly caters for food and school fees. However I have my first born son who is yet to join college but he is stuck die to lack of school fees. I will use $350 to buy one cow and two goats as an investment. This will help me get school fees for the second born once she joins secondary school. I will also use $700 as school fees for my boy who is yet to join college next year."
Lukoye's family
access_time 3 months ago
Lukoye received a $615 initial payment.
"The recipient bought Iron sheets, a cow and a piglet."
Wonekha's family
access_time 3 months ago
Wonekha received a $615 initial payment.
"I was at home and I felt so happy ,the first thing I thought was to buy a cow"
Wanambwa's family
access_time 3 months ago
Wanambwa received a $615 initial payment.
"There is a big difference in my family, I was able to pay school fees and also bought a cow"
Katana's family
access_time 3 months ago
Katana received a $23 twenty-second payment.
"I make a living by selling building poles, but my business has faced challenges due to a scarcity of trees. By diligently saving these earnings, I aim to provide an education for my four children and construct a new home. In the past, financial constraints made life difficult for my family. With a wife and four children, managing expenses became especially challenging. To address immediate needs, I allocated $38 towards purchasing food when we found ourselves without sustenance. Additionally, I used an additional $34 to repay a debt incurred from the purchase of a cow, a transaction that had yet to be settled. The remaining funds were prudently saved through participation in a savings club, ensuring a secure financial foundation for future endeavors. I am happy that GiveDirectly has played a pivotal role in positively transforming my life."
Kahindi's family
access_time 3 months ago
Kahindi received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"I made a significant investment from my transfer by purchasing two goats for $70. I have a particular fondness for goats due to their rapid multiplication, providing a fallback option for emergencies where I can sell some to help myself. Additionally, I have a plan to rear the goats and eventually exchange them for a cow, as my long-term goal has always been to own a dairy cow, which will serve as a good source of income through selling milk. Recently, I exchanged five goats for a calf, and I am thrilled to have achieved one of my long-term goals of owning a cow, thanks to the financial support from GiveDirectly. I also spent $12 on food purchases, as my income from selling local toothbrushes in Mombasa town is limited. I am very pleased that the financial transfers have helped me achieve my goals and meet my family's basic needs."
Mwanajuma's family
access_time 3 months ago
Mwanajuma received a $23 twenty-sixth payment.
"As a housewife, my primary dependency is on my husband for family provision. While I engage in selling snacks at school sometimes, my income is limited in supporting our needs, particularly education for our two children. Therefore, my goal is to broaden my income sources through livestock rearing. Presently, I own poultry, including chickens and turkeys, acquired through the cash transfers. I aspire to sell some of these poultry to eventually purchase a dairy cow. The potential benefits of dairy cattle include covering school fees through the sale of offspring and generating income from milk sales."
Makwasi's family
access_time 3 months ago
Makwasi received a $613 initial payment.
"I bought 2 cows. For long I have admiring people grazing their cows"
Namalike's family
access_time 3 months ago
Namalike received a $613 initial payment.
"Was in the bedroom and was overwhelmed with joy,I thought of owning property now (Cow)"
Furaha's family
access_time 3 months ago
Furaha received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"In the upcoming year, my goal is to purchase a cow, which I plan to rear and eventually sell to fund my children's education. This investment holds significant value for me, as besides its eventual sale, the cow will serve the practical purpose of plowing my land, proving to be a dual benefit. To achieve this objective, I intend to allocate $25 from each of my upcoming transfers every month, and I am confident that with this consistent effort, I will succeed. I am grateful for the progress I have achieved so far."