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.
Elizabeth's family
access_time 16 days ago
Elizabeth received a $360 second payment.
"Receiving the transfer came at the right time of need and was the most significant blessing I encountered, i have witnessed the most significant transformation in my family well well-being, with the $550 I received, I directed $400 to pay school fees for my two children who are both in university. The struggle to meet this fee had been constant since I was using my husband's retirement benefits which sometimes delayed making my children not to attend their classes at the right time, now am very happy knowing that I had paid their fees for the whole semester. Another part of the funds $150, i decided to do poultry keeping ending up purchasing 20 chickens each for $3, my objective is to expand my poultry business which will contribute to increased income and greater financial stability. however, poultry keeping is very easy to maintain especially for a person like me who is always at home managing my small garden of vegetables, so combining the two agri-business will be a great achievement. I am sincerely grateful to GiveDirectly for elevating my living standard."
Benson's family
access_time 17 days ago
Benson received a $295 third payment.
"In the coming years, I put my focus on securing a sustainable future for my children. I am looking forward to investing my efforts in vegetable farming. I am planning to rent land in Kipterkech because of its water availability, which presents an optimal environment for cultivating high-quality vegetables through irrigation. Additionally, I hope to start buying and selling of chicken business, the scarcity of chicken trading opportunities in the area positions my venture as a unique and potentially lucrative opportunity. Collaborating with neighbors who rear chickens allows me to access resources and establish a reliable supply chain. Through a dedicated commitment to modern farming and exploring the untapped potential in chicken trading, I hope to create a legacy of sustainable prosperity and provide a comfortable life for my family."
Katana's family
access_time 17 days ago
Katana received a $23 twenty-second payment.
"I aspire to establish a chicken farm in my local area, recognizing the potential profitability of this venture. I plan to utilize the forthcoming transfers to finance the establishment of the farm. I am pleased to report that I have already initiated the process of acquiring chickens and am eagerly anticipating the upcoming year. This business venture holds the promise of being a reliable source of income for my family, giving me the financial resources to comfortably support the education of my children. I am content with the progress I have made so far and am optimistic about the future success of this venture."
Safari's family
access_time 17 days ago
Safari received a $23 twenty-second payment.
"My main objective is to embark on poultry farming, recognizing its high profitability and its potential to enhance my financial stability. In the upcoming year, my plan is to utilize the transfers I receive to invest in chickens and acquire the essential equipment for the venture. Reflecting on the accomplishments of this year, I am content, and I eagerly anticipate even greater successes in the coming year."
Kangombe's family
access_time 17 days ago
Kangombe received a $23 twenty-second payment.
"My objective is to initiate a poultry rearing venture with a primary focus on chickens. I am pleased to share that I have already begun acquiring chickens, currently totaling seven in number. I envision that as this venture expands, it will pave the way for me to acquire goats, known for their higher profitability. Additionally, I have set the goal of replacing my current grass-thatched roof, which does not provide sufficient security. To realize this, I plan to allocate future transfers towards procuring iron roofing sheets. The prospect of establishing an additional source of income and ensuring a safer living space for my family brings me immense joy and satisfaction."
Onesmus's family
access_time 18 days ago
Onesmus received a $360 second payment.
"With the most recent transfer that I received. I invested in my passion for poultry farming. GiveDirectly enabled me to overcome the capital hurdle, I purchased chickens and added two goats, capitalizing on the high demand for the local chicken breed. This lifetime opportunity allowed me to kickstart my poultry my poultry business, aligning with my knowledge gained from a certificate course in General Agriculture. It is fulfilling to start something I am familiar with and passionate about."
Peres's family
access_time 18 days ago
Peres received a $361 second payment.
"With the recent transfer, I decided to address the pressing issue at home. My house roof was worn and leaking since it was first constructed in 1984. The money went into finishing the long overdue roofing project, bringing comfort and security. I also started a small scale chicken project, recognizing the potential in the thriving food industry. As I nurture this project my vision extend beyond, hoping to expand it to a large scale venture in the future"
Kahindi's family
access_time 18 days ago
Kahindi received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"Previously, I operated a poultry business that involved ducks, chickens, and guinea fowls. Regrettably, my entire flock was eliminated by a combination of prolonged drought and a coccidiosis outbreak, compelling me to close down the business. My objective now is to revive this venture, implementing improved measures to prevent the recurrence of the disease. I plan to utilize forthcoming transfers to realize this goal, anticipating that the expansion of my poultry business will contribute to increased income streams and greater financial stability. I am sincerely grateful to GiveDirectly for significantly elevating my living standards."
Charo's family
access_time 18 days ago
Charo received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"Selling vegetables in my village has been my means of earning a living, though the business has faced challenges. The prolonged drought significantly impacted my income, making it difficult to provide for my family. With insufficient capital to expand my stock, I faced the possibility of closing down the venture. Fortunately, GiveDirectly's transfers played a crucial role in reviving my business, stabilizing it, and transforming it into my primary source of income. Seeking to diversify, I invested $68 in purchasing a goat and four chickens, marking the beginning of my livestock venture. The remaining $34 was allocated to hiring oxen for land cultivation, taking advantage of the rainfall to cultivate maize and beans for consumption. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to GiveDirectly for providing me with the opportunity to improve my life."
Maorine's family
access_time 18 days ago
Maorine received a $295 second payment.
"Providing for my family of nine, including accommodation, has been a significant challenge. With the second transfer from GiveDirectly, I prioritized improving my son's living conditions. I invested $65 in five iron sheets to construct a new, more secure house for him, replacing the old structure with a tattered grass roof. Additionally, I bought a $43 sack of maize that continues to sustain us. Formerly relying on casual labor and charcoal burning, the support has been crucial. Operating a mobile salon has also been beneficial. Allocating $54 for household goods, including cooking oil, tea leaves, sugar, and toiletries, enhanced our daily living. Spending $25 on five pairs of shoes brought joy to my children. Clearing a $70 debt and investing $23 in buying chickens are steps toward a more stable financial future, aiming to sell eggs for school fees. Spending $20 on transportation brought five goats safely home. GiveDirectly has significantly transformed our living conditions, and we're grateful for the positive changes it has brought to our family."