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.
John's family
access_time 8 years ago
John enrolled.
"I would like to use part of the transfer to pay school fees for my children who are in school. Secondly l would wish to open up a business to generate income to sustain my family. Finally l would like to buy a cow which can generate income in our family."
Ashmilias's family
access_time 8 years ago
Ashmilias enrolled.
"I would like to use part of the transfer to buy a cow and sheep to reproduce and help as generate capital. Secondly l would wish to buy fishing equipment to enable us do better farming to generate income. Finally l would like to build a pit latrine for my family to improve our health."
Esther's family
access_time 8 years ago
Esther enrolled.
"The achievement I am proudest of is that we have been able to buy six cows using cash that we got from the sale of our farm produce."
Milicent's family
access_time 8 years ago
Milicent enrolled.
"I am planning to spend my transfer on paying secondary school fees for my two kids, I will part of the transfer on buying food that we can eat,I will spend part of the transfer on buying a motorcycle that we can use to generate more income in the transport business that can sustain us even after GiveDirectly is gone and the remaining amount we will use to buy two dairy cows that we can keep for milk."
Cathorine's family
access_time 8 years ago
Cathorine enrolled.
"I am planning to buy two cows, a bull and a dairy cow, then I will buy cement, sand, timber and nails to be used to build an external kitchen. The remaining funds will be used as capital for a small business."
Norah's family
access_time 8 years ago
Norah enrolled.
"We plan to spend the transfer to construct a house being that we stay in a rental house and this has become a burden to us. We also plan to spend the transfer to buy a cow. We also plan to spend the transfer to rent a parcel of land where we can grow crops."
Monica's family
access_time 8 years ago
Monica enrolled.
"I am planning to buy materials to be used to build my own house since my former house has since collapsed. I will also buy a dairy cow so that get some milk from it and also sell the surplus milk."
Mary's family
access_time 8 years ago
Mary enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of enough money to buy some cows and a ploughing machine. The productivity of my farm is very low and I fear if I do not get the money to buy the oxen and ploughing machine it will still remain as it is."
Jackline's family
access_time 8 years ago
Jackline enrolled.
"My proudest achievement is that I have struggled so hard and managed to keep poultry. I hope to sell them later and buy a cow."
Cathorina's family
access_time 8 years ago
Cathorina received a $98 initial payment.
"I am planning to spend my upcoming lumpsum transfer on building a house,buy a cow & a sheep."
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