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.
Kakala's family
access_time 12 months ago
Kakala received a $1278 second payment.
"When God gives me the grace to live, I hope to sell all the live stock, hire a house in bunamubi, and start a very good business"
Furaha's family
access_time 1 year ago
Furaha received a $389 initial payment.
"Having trouble reading was almost putting off my pleasure. Whether I heard the message tone or not is a memory I do not have. What I do know is that I overheard neighbors jubilantly announcing that they had obtained their transfer as I was returning home from the field. Given that we were both enrolled on the same day, I was interested and asked my husband to verify for me, who then confirmed that I had also gotten my transfer. I felt like a newlywed because, although the GiveDirectly personnel had assured me that I would get a significant amount of money in this case, $550 immediately, I had not anticipated doing so."
Wamoto's family
access_time 1 year ago
Wamoto received a $634 initial payment.
"I was in the forest, collecting animal feeds. I was so happy that I left the feeds In the forest, fast rushed home to confirm the message by checking the account through the help of my brother ,upon confirmation we all jubillated thanking God for directing give directly to shiteeka village. The first thought was to buy a solar for light at home since we were suffering with darkness in the house."
Wakobubi's family
access_time 1 year ago
Wakobubi received a $633 initial payment.
"Paid off the the plot of land in a safe place for me and my family members and paid school fees for the children"
Targok's family
access_time 1 year ago
Targok received a $143 initial payment.
"The only source I was anticipating money was through Givedirectly; the transfer that we had been promised, as I had leased a part of land for cultivation and promised the owner that I would pay him at a specific period. Therefore, when I received a message that afternoon while in the farm where I always am and confirmed that I had received the transfer as promised, I nearly danced and knew right away that I will take care of the lease payment issue. I was jubilant!"
Mwenda's family
access_time 1 year ago
Mwenda received an initial payment.
"I was on the verge of losing my joy due to illiteracy. I do not know if I heard the message tone or not. What I do know is that I overheard neighbors jubilantly expressing the receipt of their transfer. I requested one of them, whom I trust, to check for me since I was intrigued because we were both enrolled on the same day. She attested to the fact that I had also gotten my transfer. Having just received a nonrefundable large quantity of money for the first time in my life, I was overjoyed. The bad condition of my domicile was what brought on my bliss. Sincerely, a solution had been found for the problem. To express my thanks, I ululated and danced joyfully."
Dusabimana's family
access_time 1 year ago
Dusabimana received a $436 second payment.
"Ku ngunga yambere nabashije kugura amabati yo kubaka indi nzu antwara 112,000 Rwf (112$) asigaye ndahaha ibyo kurya ngura n'imyenda. Naho inkunga ya kabiri yanshoboje kwishyura mutuelle ya 15,000 Rwf (15$), nanabashije kugura inyana ya 250,000 Rwf (250$), asigaye ndi kwitegura gusubira ku nzu tubamo."
Nyirankenuye's family
access_time 1 year ago
Nyirankenuye received a $425 second payment.
"Mu nkunga yambere nabashije guhita nishyura umwenda nari mfite wa 100,000 Rwf (100$), nishyura na mutuelle ya 9,000 Rwf (9$) asigaye nyaguramo ibikoresho byo mu rugo bitandukanye. Inkunga ya kabiri aho nyiboneye nayo nahise ntangira kuvugurura inzu yanjye ubu akaba ariyo mirimo mpugiyemo, ubundi akaba ari no kumfasha mubijyanye no guhaha. Ikindi aya kabiri yamfashije ni ukugura amatungo magufi ariyo intama, inkoko n'urukwavu."
Ndererimana's family
access_time 1 year ago
Ndererimana received a $426 second payment.
"Nifuza ko mu gihe kizaza hari icyo nazaba nariyongereyeho mbikesheje inkunga mwampaye, itungo rizaba ryarorotse meze neza; inzu yari yarananiye izaba yarasubiye kuba nshyashya ikibazo cyayo cyararangiye kuyihangayikira bitakiriho mfite ibindi binshishikaje."
Uwimana's family
access_time 1 year ago
Uwimana received a $426 second payment.
"Aho mboneye inkunga ya mbere nahise nguramo inka ya 250,000 Rwf (250$), nteresha ishyamba bintwara 50,000 Rwf (50$), ayasigaye naguzemo ibyo kurya. Inkunga ya kabiri nayo ije nakomeje kwiteza imbere, ngura umurima wa 400,000 Rwf (400 $), ayasigaye ndateganya gusubirshamo inzu yanjye nkayikorera amasuku.."