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.
Loice's family
access_time 27 days ago
Loice enrolled.
"My life is full of uncertainties, my hubby and I are not lucky to be in a stable job. Casual jobs are the main source of family income, with this job we earn about $3 a day which is not enough for us. We are therefore living a life of hand to mouth. With our meager family income, we are unable to pay school fees for our two sons which is heartbreaking. My two acre piece of land is now lying idle and uncultivated. We are hopeful that the only way out of this poverty is through farming. The only setback is that we do not have that financial muscle to venture into crop farming."
Salina's family
access_time 27 days ago
Salina enrolled.
"Putting food on the table for my family of ten is not a walk in the park. This is not limited to paying school fees for my two children Calvin and Deborah. Every time I wake up in the morning, I think of how best I can work to support and make their life enjoyable. I am happy that regardless of my struggle my children are able to pursue their education."
Alii's family
access_time 27 days ago
Alii received a $27 twenty-sixth payment.
"The GiveDirectly transfer has been incredibly helpful for me in supporting my children, especially with paying their school fees. Ensuring their education is my top priority, so as soon as I receive the transfers, I allocate funds to their fees. I have an agreement with their teachers that allows me to pay whatever amount I can each month, as long as I don't miss a payment. When I received my most recent transfer, I spent $20 on my children's school fees. I also used $60 to pay the house rent for my two children who are in secondary school and living away from home. Additionally, I spent $4 on food since we were out of supplies at the time. With the remaining $14, I invested in preparing the land for planting, as the rains had just started. I am very grateful to GiveDirectly for the financial support. As someone who relies on casual jobs, this money has been crucial in helping me support my family."
Mudhengi's family
access_time 27 days ago
Mudhengi received a $27 twenty-sixth payment.
"With food security ensured for my family after spending most of my time working on the farm, I am now working hard to ensure my children can go to school without the interruption of being sent home for fee balances. The little I get from doing casual jobs will be directed towards settling the substantial previous school fees debt accumulated by my seven children. I am exceedingly pleased with the financial support I've received, as it has significantly enhanced my capacity to provide for and support my family. Additionally, I wish to start raising poultry and sell them once they have multiplied to generate money for paying fees. I also plan to buy a goat and start goat-rearing projects. I know that once they multiply, I will sell some to raise money and pay fees for my children, even after these transfers come to an end."
Kasichana's family
access_time 27 days ago
Kasichana received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"I am currently unemployed and eager to start my own business selling vegetables and groceries to my fellow villagers. With all my children currently in school, once the academic term ends, I anticipate being able to save the transfer that would otherwise go towards school fees. This savings will enable me to accumulate the necessary capital of $50 to start my business. Starting this business holds the promise of significant improving my family's financial situation. It will allow me to meet our needs without difficulty, providing stability and opportunity for growth. I have hope that this initiative will bring about positive changes and contribute to our overall well-being."
Mwatsaha's family
access_time 27 days ago
Mwatsaha received a $27 twenty-sixth payment.
"My primary goal is to invest in my children's education, believing it to be the key to unlocking their potential and future success. As a father of six children; four are currently in school while two have completed their studies and are preparing for college. With the recent transfers, I allocated $102 towards paying my children's school fees. This ensures they can continue their education without any interruptions. I firmly believe that providing them with a solid education will pave the way for them to achieve greatness in life. I believe in their bright future and remain committed to supporting them in every way possible. Investing in their education is not just an investment in their individual futures but also in the betterment of our family as a whole because when they make it in life, they won't forget us back at home."
Riziki's family
access_time 27 days ago
Riziki received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"As a mother of four children, I prioritize their education, spending $20 from my transfers to clear their school fees. Seeing them in school brightens their future, which brings me great joy. In addition to supporting their education, I currently raise eight chickens. I invested $10 to purchase two more chickens because I believe in their ability to multiply and provide income through sales. This investment helps sustain my family's needs over time. The remaining $4 from my transfer was used to purchase food, bringing happiness to my family."
Karisa's family
access_time 27 days ago
Karisa received a $27 thirtieth payment.
"I am currently engaged in various activities such as fishing and selling charcoal to support my family. My primary goal is to ensure that my children stay in school without interruptions to their education. I am determined to provide them with a better life that they truly deserve, which drives me to pursue any available income-generating opportunity. In addition to my other activities, I also manage twenty chickens and three ducks, which I can sell when we face financial challenges to meet our needs. Looking ahead, I plan to expand my investments in goats; currently, I have twelve. Thanks to GiveDirectly, receiving monthly support has significantly eased the financial burden. It allows me to easily pay my children's school fees and provide them with the care they need."
Morena's family
access_time 27 days ago
Morena enrolled.
"Two months ago ,I lost all my livestock to floods and I have not recovered from it. We used to depend on it in order to pay school fees for my son in secondary school. I have an arrears of $100 for two terms and he is sent home frequently to collect fees. I am saddened because he misses out on classwork which may affect his general performance."
Merryline's family
access_time 27 days ago
Merryline enrolled.
"Financial constraints is the biggest challenge in my life. I do casual jobs to earn a living and due to its uncertain nature,it is difficult to meet all the basic needs. My children are often sent home to collect school fees and it worries me because they miss alot of school work when they stay at home. I am hoping that things will change and life would be better."
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