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.
Kennedy's family
access_time 8 years ago
Kennedy received a $496 second payment.
"I used my first lump-sum transfer to buy two sets of chairs (18000),School uniforms (3000), 2 goats (6000) a bag of maize (3000), boost my wife's business (6000), food and emergencies (13000)."
Benta's family
access_time 8 years ago
Benta received a $99 initial payment.
"I plan to buy ironsheet, timber and nails, and extend my house to make it more spacious. I also plan to buy cement and cement the floor and walls of my house to make it look more presentable." (Occupation: Small business)
Roseline's family
access_time 8 years ago
Roseline received a $496 second payment.
"GD you can plan with their money while other NGOs you can not because you do not know if they will give you money or not." (Occupation: Small business)
Eunice's family
access_time 8 years ago
Eunice received a $496 second payment.
"The biggest difference is that i was able to pay school fees for my child." (Occupation: Small business)
Jane's family
access_time 8 years ago
Jane received a $496 second payment.
"GiveDirectly helps individuals while other NGOs help the community." (Occupation: Small business)
Monica's family
access_time 8 years ago
Monica received a $99 initial payment.
"I plan to spend my upcoming lump sum payment on putting up a new house and starting a business."
Mary's family
access_time 8 years ago
Mary received a $496 second payment.
"I used my first lump-sum transfer to clear fee balances for my children and retrieve their certificates (24000), I enrolled my child in college (12000), my husband used 10000 to boost his livestock business and i used 4000 to boost my grocery business."
Linet's family
access_time 8 years ago
Linet received a $496 second payment.
"I invested 3000 KES of my first lumpsum transfer on maize and beans farming, 6000 KES in phone charging business, I spent 25000 KES on 3000 L Ken Tank, and the remaining 16000 KES on food."
Everline's family
access_time 8 years ago
Everline received a $99 initial payment.
"I plan to buy ironsheet, timber and nails, and build an iron roofed house." (Occupation: Small business)
Johnson's family
access_time 8 years ago
Johnson received a $99 initial payment.
"I boosted my scrap metal business, because I had used much of the capital and my profit has been low. I also gave 4,000KES to a relative who had given birth and was going through financial difficulties."
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