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.
Namasobo's family
access_time 3 days ago
Namasobo received a $615 initial payment.
"There is a big difference now in my family, I have a new business and livestock which I didn't have before."
Mdigo's family
access_time 3 days ago
Mdigo received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"As the festive holidays draw near, I plan to use my upcoming transfers to buy a goat for a Christmas feast with my family and close relatives. This occasion will provide a wonderful opportunity for us to bond and reflect on the events of the year, both the successes and the setbacks. It will also be a chance for me to reset and establish new goals for the upcoming year. I am deeply appreciative of the financial assistance from Give Directly, which has significantly contributed to improving my quality of life." (Occupation: Small business)
Mrabu's family
access_time 3 days ago
Mrabu received a $23 twenty-second payment.
"In the upcoming year, my primary goal is to acquire a permanent residence. To attain this objective, I aim to accumulate sufficient funds from my future transfers to finance all the necessary construction materials for the house. Additionally, I intend to expand my livestock holdings and enhance my livestock trading enterprise to generate a substantial income. I am deeply thankful for the assistance and express my sincere gratitude to Give Directly for their generous support." (Occupation: Small business)
Zosi's family
access_time 3 days ago
Zosi received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"My intention is to utilize my upcoming transfers to invest in livestock. Over a short period, I aim to build a substantial herd, which can serve as a source of income should I choose to sell. I greatly appreciate the financial support provided by Give Directly, and I am confident that this investment will yield positive results, ultimately leading to financial independence." (Occupation: Small business)
Ibrahim's family
access_time 3 days ago
Ibrahim received a $23 twenty-first payment.
"My plan has been to set up a retail shop, the budget for this is about $600. I cannot get such a huge amount at once to start this business. Since my work is buying and selling animals my plan was to buy goats when they are kids until I get to ten goats, feed them and allow them grow to maturity where I will sell and afford two cows, the cows will only need a short while to mature to get to each be sold for $400 which will be enough for me starting the business."
Mariam's family
access_time 3 days ago
Mariam received a $23 twenty-first payment.
"I had had a goal this year of starting a business. I knew with $250 to $350 I would be able to start the business. However with all the misfortune with health complications in my family I was not able to save the $20 monthly to go towards building this goal. However since I started saving last year I have some money and hope to resume saving soon so that next year I may make this dream of starting my own boutique a reality."
Halima's family
access_time 3 days ago
Halima received a $23 twenty-first payment.
"Prior to the intervention of GiveDirectly, I had purchased a piece of land but was unable to undertake any development on it. My aspiration is to construct a fully completed house on this land, a significant accomplishment for both me and my family that extends beyond the project's conclusion. To realize this goal, I plan to utilize savings from the merry-go-round and funds generated from my tailoring business, particularly during this bustling festive season. The positive changes in my life have been numerous, and I am sincerely grateful for the impact that GiveDirectly has had on my circumstances."
Katana's family
access_time 3 days ago
Katana received a $23 twenty-first payment.
"In the upcoming year, my objective is to enhance the growth of my chicken business by expanding my flock. I view this as a worthwhile endeavor, as it not only contributes to the current success of my business but also serves as a stepping stone for acquiring goats and eventually cows in the future. I plan to allocate subsequent transfers towards realizing this goal. The progress I have achieved in this business this far brings me satisfaction, and I am eager to further stabilize and fortify it in the coming year."
Jumwa's family
access_time 3 days ago
Jumwa received a $23 twenty-first payment.
"As the primary provider for my family, I sustain our needs by selling palm wine to earn a living and support my children's education. Receiving these transfers brings me great joy, as it has enabled me to complete my house while ensuring my children receive an education. The past has been a challenging journey, particularly after the loss of my husband, and my business struggled to meet our family's needs. The financial assistance has provided significant relief. Out of the received funds, I allocated $34 to purchase a larger and more comfortable bed, addressing a need in our household. Another $34 was invested in acquiring a goat, with hopes of raising and selling it for profit in the future. The remaining amount was dedicated to clearing school fees for my son, who was preparing for his final examinations. I am content with the positive strides I have made in improving my life and the well-being of my family." (Occupation: Small business)
Sidi's family
access_time 3 days ago
Sidi received a $23 twenty-first payment.
"GiveDirectly has made a significant impact in my village, evident in the flourishing businesses, increased school attendance among children, and the overall improved well-being of the community. I am thrilled to be a part of this positive transformation. Looking ahead to the coming year, my aspiration is to start a goat-rearing business. With the current abundance of food, the challenges we once faced have diminished, allowing me to allocate the upcoming transfers towards this endeavor. The profits generated from this venture will provide me with the means to comfortably cover my grandson's school fees, bringing me a sense of peace and security. I express my heartfelt gratitude to this organization for its support."