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.
Monica's family
access_time 7 years ago
Monica received a $97 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I felt so happy because I had a few wooden seats in my house, thus would get embarrassed whenever I had respected guests. The money was going to help me acquire better ones!!" (Country: Kenya)
Rose's family
access_time 7 years ago
Rose received a $97 initial payment.
"I felt really happy and grateful to Give Directly the moment I received my money because I was in dire need of money to buy food for my family." (Country: Kenya)
Irene's family
access_time 7 years ago
Irene received a $97 initial payment.
"I felt so grateful and happy the moment I received my money because it opened an opportunity for me to start getting materials for the construction of a better house for my family." (Country: Kenya)
Kirestina's family
access_time 7 years ago
Kirestina received a $466 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer on a lorry of sand in preparation for building (7,000 KES), 3 sheep (9,000 KES),3 bags of dry corn for consumption (10,000 KES), 4 sets of school uniform and shoes for my orphaned grandchildren (4,000 KES) as well as 2 blankets and a mattress (9,000 KES). The rest of the cash I am still saving to help me build a house when I am ready." (Country: Kenya)
Mourine's family
access_time 7 years ago
Mourine received a $466 third payment.
"My life is different than it would have been in that I am living in a better and bigger house that is not leaking, I have sheep that is to me an asset, and my house has seats that I could never have before. Thank you very much." (Country: Kenya)
Joseph's family
access_time 7 years ago
Joseph received a $466 third payment.
"In my opinion, GiveDirectly does well by being truthful and committing to its promises. GiveDirectly can do better by adding us more money so we can complete or projects." (Country: Kenya)
Rose's family
access_time 7 years ago
Rose received a $466 third payment.
"In my opinion, GiveDirectly does well by giving the money directly to the recipients without involving any third parties like village elders or area chiefs hence no corruptions involved." (Country: Kenya)
Florence's family
access_time 7 years ago
Florence received a $466 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer on top-up Secondary school fee for my 2 children(10,000 KES), started a plastic shoe business (4,000 KES) , bought seats (13,000 KES), dry corn for family consumption (7,500 KES), school uniform , books and shoes for the children (9,000 KES) and the balance on miscellaneous expenses." (Country: Kenya)
Martha's family
access_time 7 years ago
Martha received a $466 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer on Secondary school fee for our two children (24,000 KES), and build a new spacious house(25,000 KES). " (Country: Kenya)
Millicent's family
access_time 7 years ago
Millicent received a $466 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer on fishing nets and other fishing equipment (25,000 KES), mattress and blanket (10,000 KES), 12 seat cushions(7,000 KES), a suitcase (3,000 KES), a woofer (7,000 KES)." (Country: Kenya)
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