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.
Moya's family
access_time 1 year ago
Moya enrolled.
"I am planning on topping up capital for my grand daughter irene in bubiita who has a shop. When her business increases, I will be able to also be sure that i get some food to eat and survive. Also I will buy 2 cows at $1142 that my grand daughter irene will help grazze."
Meria's family
access_time 1 year ago
Meria enrolled.
"Receiving this money means that I will build a house for myself, like I said this one belongs to my uncle, Yohane Subili. My previous house used to be over there but it collapsed so this money will give me a chance to rebuild. I have been in this house since July this year. Since we are approaching the rainy season, I plan on waiting for it to be over so that I mould bricks and start the house construction project. This would cost me 500$. The other part of the money I plan on buying mattresses for comfortable sleep and a bicycle for transportation."
Wanga's family
access_time 1 year ago
Wanga enrolled.
"The first thing I want to do is re-open up my retail business which requires about $ 429 so that I can ensure a constant source of income for my family members. I also want to purchase a fresian cow to supply me with milk that I can sell and also give to my family to take. The cow goes for about $ 571. Then am also planning on adding on money from the business to the balance and purchase some land near bubita Market which can go for about $ 1142 as it is not affected by water."
Buteme's family
access_time 1 year ago
Buteme enrolled.
"When it rains heavily the land becomes soft and we experience mudslides , the house fills with water, in 2017 i shifted with my family to Bubiita trading Center because mud slide had affected us later I came back due to the space we were leaving in. The other challenge is when it rains i get worried because the house gets too cold for us , it seems like we are sleeping outside ."
Odecious's family
access_time 1 year ago
Odecious received a $232 initial payment.
"I was doing some work on my farm and decided to take a break to walk at the network area to check my account because we were told to check frequently. I checked and saw the money and i was so happy. I put my trust in Givedirectly from that moment because I wasn't too sure the money would come. I made my way back to the village and informed everyone but they said I was lying. They began to run at the network point to check and there was a loud noise of jubilation. It was a happy day in the town for every one of us. I still feel happy whenever i imagine tgat day."
Nabutsebi's family
access_time 1 year ago
Nabutsebi enrolled.
"We are planning on buying land in bunamubi Village found in bududa District which goes for about $1388 an acre. The area is relatively flat, has not been affected by landslides and thus our family will be safer there. Also we are planning on buying more livestock especially a cow which goes for about $277since my husband knows how to keep and maintain animals.Also the remaining money we also planning to reinvest it and purchase coffee as we buy it cheaply and can dry it then sell it off more expensively."
Kanze's family
access_time 1 year ago
Kanze received a $10 initial payment.
"I was at home putting the charcoal chunks into the bags I was going to sell them in. My phone loudly rang while I was working to let me know that I had a text message. My son read the message and informed me that I had received my transfer for the first time. I stopped what I was doing and leaped to my feet in joy. I yelled at the top of my lungs in jubilation because I could not believe I had received the cash. Later that evening, I told my husband the wonderful news, and he was overjoyed."
Solomon's family
access_time 1 year ago
Solomon received a $232 initial payment.
"I was sewing that morning which is my normal business, when I heard people jubilating in the entire town about their money being on their phones, and when I took my own phone to check my account my money was there immediately I left sewing and starting dancing because of the joy in my heart."
Susannah's family
access_time 1 year ago
Susannah received a $231 initial payment.
"I was extremely happy when I recieved my money. I have been sick for sometime so I sent my son to go where we have network and check the account. While I was cooking in the kitchen, he called me to say my money had come. I began to dance and jubilate because this has never happened to me before."
Chea's family
access_time 1 year ago
Chea received a $231 initial payment.
"I was home when Give Directly sent my transfer but I didn't know until I heard my neighbours shouting and jubilating. However, upon hearing the noise from my neighbourhood, I was encouraged to check my inbox too. As soon as I checked the message it was the transfer. At that moment, I felt very happy because I have been sick and I needed money to treat myself."