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.
Ivynne's family
access_time 3 months ago
Ivynne enrolled.
"This money means a lot to us as a family. I'm still in college paying my own school fees worth KES 21,000 per module. This is a struggle given that I don't have a stable job and at the same time providing for my family. We are impressed with Give Directly support because it means I won't struggle financially this module.Im also planning to use some of the money to buy a cow that will supply us with milk for consumption."
Christina's family
access_time 3 months ago
Christina enrolled.
"I am a widow and a mother of five. I currently have two sons under my care. It has not been simple bringing up a family single-handedly for more than tens. Farming being my main source of income, I had some livestock which saw me meet my daily needs to educate my children. I sold one by one to meet the ever-rising household needs. Currently, I don't own even single livestock. I only have two whom I borrowed from a relative to help feed my children. This cash transfer means hope in my life. I am planning to buy a cow worth KES 35000. This is will be an asset to take pride in as a family. I will be able to stand again and return my relative's cows. I believe the calves to come will be financial securities thus I will be in a good position to counteract any emergencies arising in my family."
Jennirose's family
access_time 3 months ago
Jennirose enrolled.
"I have two neighbors who are doing well in dairy farming and I feel challenged to do the same. They are doing it in a small piece of land yet their cows still produce upto 70liters of milk a day. I have had a discussion with my husband but the challenge that we have is lack of money. My husband is a motorbike taxi rider and his daily income is KES 400 or even less. This money is spent to buy food leaving us with nothing at the end of the day. I plan to use my transfer to buy 1 cow and this will cost KES 50,000 while the dairy shade will take an extra KES 10,000. I will be happy to receive this money as this will mean a healthy competition between me and my neighbors resulting in economic prosperity for my family."
Benard's family
access_time 3 months ago
Benard enrolled.
"In January this year, I started dairy farming business and I am happy to say that it is doing well. I have a total of 4cows that produce 50-60liters per day. I sell milk at KES 40 per liter earning me approximately KES 2500"
Benard's family
access_time 3 months ago
Benard enrolled.
"I work as a herdsman and my wife is a stay-at-home mother because I have a sickly child. I have never had a stable source of income and this is what receiving this money means. I am excited to see how my family of five will live well after I own two dairy cows from this transfer since I have none at the moment. I will use the transfers to purchase two dairy cows and build a cowshed. When it calves, I can be able to stop working for other people and concentrate on livestock keeping. This will earn me enough money from the sale of milk and I will carer for my child's medication without straining."
Taptany's family
access_time 3 months ago
Taptany enrolled.
"My husband has been unwell for a continuous period of 1-year. He is 90years of age and has been diagnosed with kidney failure and because of advanced age, he cannot be taken through the process of dialysis. As we speak he is in the hospital and we expect a huge hospital bill because he has been there for the last two weeks. I fear that I might have to sell two or three cows to raise his bill. Apart from my husband, I also have blood pressure and I spend KES 3000 monthly on medication"
Erick's family
access_time 3 months ago
Erick enrolled.
"Receiving this money means progress in terms of education. After completing Secondary School education, my parents concentrated on my younger siblings because they do not have enough money to pay fpr my college fees. I have stagnated for long but if I get the transfers, I will spend about KES 60,000 to enrol in a technical institute. I will also buy a dairy cow that will serve as a source of income."
Jane's family
access_time 3 months ago
Jane enrolled.
"Receiving this money will improve the living standard of my family. I use my house as a kitchen during the day and use it as a bedroom and share it with my two girls during the night because of its small size. This is a challenge because I cannot accommodate my guests whenever they visit and I am forced to welcome them under a tree. I plan on building a bigger one so that I can be able to host my guests, have a room of my own, and my daughters can have their privacy. On top of that, I plan to buy a dairy cow so that it can be a source of income. I do not have a source of income because of the state of my body and I have to rely on my older son."
Janet's family
access_time 3 months ago
Janet enrolled.
"It means a lot to us as a family. It will help us to build a new spacious house. Currently we are living in a small house that cannot accommodate all of us once our children grow up. We will also buy a cow to supply us with milk for consumption and also sell some of it as income. Currently we are buying milk at a high price of KES 50 per litre which is very expensive given that I don't have a stable job."
Tonui's family
access_time 3 months ago
Tonui enrolled.
"Receiving this money will mean improved housing and health for my family. My husband and I started to construct our main house in September 2020. He had acquired a loan from his Sacco that enabled us to start construction. However, we were not able to finish constructing it because we ran out of funds and he had to complete paying for the loan so that he can borrow again. This money will enable us to complete the house and also buy a dairy cow so that it can give us milk."
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