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.
Shida's family
access_time 20 days ago
Shida received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"In the coming year, my main aim is to use the upcoming transfers to expand my livestock holdings, particularly with more goats. These animals will not only help me meet my basic needs but also serve as an investment. My plan is to grow their numbers steadily so that in the future, I can exchange some for a cow, which will further secure my family's stability. With these animals, I envision a sustainable source of income that will support my children's education and our overall well-being long after this project concludes. I'm optimistic that by diligently managing this opportunity, I can provide a better future for my family and ensure we have the resources we need to thrive."
Harrison's family
access_time 23 days ago
Harrison received a $350 third payment.
"In the coming year, I plan to purchase a dairy cow, which costs about $400. I have realized that there is a significant demand for milk in my area. We usually depend on milk from Eldama Ravine, which sometimes is not enough. Having the cow will allow me to provide fresh milk to my neighbors locally, while also earning an income.Having a cow will allow me to provide fresh milk locally to my neighbors and earn an income. Additionally, the cow will help me make use of the maize stalks from my farming to feed it."
Jennifer's family
access_time 23 days ago
Jennifer enrolled.
"Our current single house is in dire condition and on the verge of collapsing, posing a significant risk. I plan to allocate $154 towards necessary repairs. The remainder will be used to purchase food and seek medical treatment for both myself and my unwell husband. Additionally, I intend to invest $346 in purchasing a cow and two goats to establish an income stream for my family. This investment will reduce the cost of buying milk and serve as a future source of income. Furthermore, I will allocate another $346 towards buying farm inputs such as a generator, pipes, and seeds to enhance the productivity of my farm. This initiative aims to ensure a sustainable supply of food and income for my family in the long term."
Sabela's family
access_time 23 days ago
Sabela enrolled.
"When I receive my transfers from GiveDirectly, I will prioritize buying food for my family with the first transfers. I am also planning to cultivate my land that was swept away by floods. This will cost $250 of my transfers, it will help my family to be food secure and stable financially. Our environment is favourable for livestock keeping, apart from this the cost of raising livestock is not expensive. I will budget $350 of my transfers to buy ten goats and a dairy cow. With this, I will be able to support my family without struggling."
William's family
access_time 23 days ago
William enrolled.
"As a parent, my greatest wish is for my children to pursue their studies without any interruptions. Unfortunately, the flash floods two months ago destroyed our maize crop, which I rely on to pay their school fees. With the harvest looking low and the urgent need to support their education, I am determined to find a way to cover their fees.Thanks to GiveDirectly's support, I plan on spending $300 towards school fees for my daughter in grade 9. Additionally, I intend to invest $300 in cultivating watermelon on our two acres of land. This crop will not only provide income but also ensure food security for our family of seven.The remainder of the transfer will be spent on acquiring dairy cows. This investment will not only supply us with food but also generate additional income over time. These steps are crucial in sustaining our livelihood and ensuring that my children can continue their education uninterrupted despite the recent challenges we have faced."
Herbert's family
access_time 24 days ago
Herbert received a $27 twenty-sixth payment.
"My ultimate objective is to ensure my children complete their education and achieve a successful future. To achieve this, I have devised a plan to invest more in my livestock farming business, gradually transitioning from goats to cows. Cows are more valuable and their sale can help cover my children's school fees. To accomplish this, I plan to save and utilize the transfers I receive to purchase more livestock and expand my operations. This strategy not only secures my income after the project concludes but also ensures a better future for my family. I am deeply grateful to GiveDirectly for the positive impact it has had on my life, enabling me to pursue this goal and create a more secure future for my family."
Kenga's family
access_time 24 days ago
Kenga received a $27 eighteenth payment.
"Currently, I own twelve goats. My goal is to save enough money to buy more goats and allow them to multiply. Eventually, I aim to sell them so that I can acquire cows. While I would have started buying more goats earlier, my priority has been paying off my children's school fees. I still owe over $180 in school fees debt, but I am determined to clear this before the end of the year. This will enable me to focus more on expanding my goat farming venture towards achieving my long-term goal of owning cows."
Dama's family
access_time 24 days ago
Dama received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"I have had a goal of building my flock of animals. Last we spoke I only had two goats. Now I have three goats. I sold the chicken I had to buy a kid which has joined the other two. I have also added chicken which now are 6 and I plan to increase their numbers which will allow me to meet my goal of buying more goats and in turn buying a cow. I also now have the plan to complete my solar payments so I do not have it reclaimed and continue to enjoy the comfort it affords us. I can continue working on this dream thanks to Givedirectly."
Jeniffer's family
access_time 24 days ago
Jeniffer enrolled.
"When I receive my transfers from GiveDirectly I will budget $350 to cultivate my farm that was swept away by flash floods. This will help me improve my family's food resilience. I will also budget $400 to renovate my house which was destroyed by flash floods. I have a dream of investing in livestock farming, this nudges me to spend my last transfers to buy 5 goats and a cow. This will help improve my family financially."
Baraka's family
access_time 25 days ago
Baraka received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"My plans have always included building a new house for my family, as our current home is aged and leaking, making it uncomfortable to live in. With the help of transfers from GiveDirectly and my savings from other hustles, I have been able to erect the structure, and the construction is in progress. I aim to complete the house within the next month, and I will be very happy once it is finished. After completing the house, I plan to venture into the livestock selling business, starting with goats so that I can support my family. My goal is to save the profits, along with additional transfers, to eventually advance to selling cows. To achieve this, I need a starting capital of $500, which I plan to gather by saving the transfers from GiveDirectly. I am truly hopeful that my dreams will become a reality as this will make me very happy."