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.
Lilian's family
access_time 5 years ago
Lilian received a $97 initial payment.
"I spent most of my first transfer on buying cushions for my seats to make them more comfortable and I also bought a solar lighting system for my home as kerosene proved to be expensive."
Jalia's family
access_time 5 years ago
Jalia received a $401 third payment.
"I now feed well with my family, I am living in cleaner house with solar light so my life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer. "
Roseline's family
access_time 5 years ago
Roseline received a $484 second payment.
"I used my second transfer to buy 2 cows which my husband used to pay my dowry since my relatives were already asking me about it. I then used the remaining 13000 KES to buy a solar lighting system for my family, so that we don't continue spending so much on buying paraffin daily."
Monica's family
access_time 5 years ago
Monica received a $484 second payment.
"I spent my second transfer on buying iron sheets which I am yet to use for my new house since the current one is smaller, I bought a cupboard for safekeeping of my utensils, a solar lighting system for my home because the tin lamp was doing us more harm than good healthwise and paid my children school fees."
Belinda's family
access_time 5 years ago
Belinda received a $97 initial payment.
"I spent my first transfer on buying 1 door 3600 KES, bought solar light 3000 KES, bought school uniforms 900 KES and gave my spouse 1000 KES."
Beatrice's family
access_time 5 years ago
Beatrice received a $97 initial payment.
"I used 6000 KES from my first transfer to pay the discount for acquiring a solar lighting system in order to save me the trouble of buying paraffin on a daily basis. The balance was used to buy 2 goats to rear in my home."
Carolyne's family
access_time 5 years ago
Carolyne received a $484 second payment.
"Before eceiving financial aid from Give Directly, I had a small house which had also grown old. I therefore dedicated a total of 42000 KES to the construction of a new house for my family when I received the second transfer. The balance was used to buy a solar lighting system to save my family the expenses of buying paraffin on a daily basis."
Rose's family
access_time 5 years ago
Rose received a $485 second payment.
"I spent my second transfer on constructing a kitchen since cooking in the main house was uncomfortable for all of us because of the smoke, I bought a solar lighting lamp for my house as kerosene was way too expensive and spent the remaining money to pay those who helped me in weeding my farm."
Anjeline's family
access_time 5 years ago
Anjeline received a $97 initial payment.
"I spent my first transfer to buy a sack of maize for my family's consumption, made a down payment on solar lighting and the remaining amount I spent to restock my fish selling business."
Josphine's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Josphine received a $97 initial payment.
"I spent my first transfer to buy a sack of maize at 3,800 KES for my family's consumption. Bought solar lighting system at 4,500 KES and the remaining amount I spent to buy a blanket."
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