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.
Baya's family
access_time 13 days ago
Baya received a $360 second payment.
"My aspiration is to expand my livestock holdings by acquiring more goats, with the ultimate goal of eventually exchanging them for dairy cows. Goats have proven to be a valuable asset, providing both milk and meat for my family. However, I understand that the transition to dairy cows will significantly increase our milk production and, consequently, our income. This journey towards building a sustainable dairy farm may take time, but it's a path I'm eager to walk. With careful planning, hard work, and prudent investment, I hope to see my livestock grow and transform into a thriving dairy operation, securing a brighter and more prosperous future for my family."
Wambette's family
access_time 13 days ago
Wambette enrolled.
"My plan is to buy a cow for milk production and consumption, land for expansion for digging farming. And move to stay zone."
Kamoti's family
access_time 13 days ago
Kamoti received a $1246 second payment.
"I bought cows because so that I can raise them and get more money"
Nambuya's family
access_time 16 days ago
Nambuya enrolled.
"I plan on buying a cow for milk since I have grandchildren and for myself too at this age. And also this grant will enable me to buy a piece of land where I can build a house to stay with my family in safety."
Sidi's family
access_time 17 days ago
Sidi received a $24 thirteenth payment.
"I am eagerly saving up to purchase my first dairy cow for my farm. At the moment, my farm does not have any cows, but I am determined to make this investment. Having a dairy cow will allow me to sell milk and create a valuable source of income for myself. This opportunity will not only benefit me but also greatly improve my family's overall well-being."
Rukia's family
access_time 17 days ago
Rukia received a $24 thirteenth payment.
"I aspire to purchase two cows, but due to life's challenges, I could only afford one at the moment. Fortunately, with the support of my merry-go-round, I will receive more funds in December and buy another cow. These cows are vital for farming, as they will assist me in cultivating the land and eventually enable me to earn additional income by renting them out to neighbors for their own land cultivation."
Furaha's family
access_time 17 days ago
Furaha received a $24 thirteenth payment.
"I am looking forward to buying a cow as my first step in starting my own cow farm. I will put in hard work and utilize the funds from my merry-go-round savings to make this investment a success."
Nasiro's family
access_time 17 days ago
Nasiro enrolled.
"I am planing to use the cash transfer to a plot land for USD 555 in Bubutu Subcouty which is flat and good for settlement so that we can sleep comfortably. I also plan to build a house worthy USD 555 on this land where we shall stay happily with my family members. I also opt to buy three cows worth USD833 that will provide us with milk for both domestic use and selling to raise money for care and meeting school requirements for my children."
Cynthia's family
access_time 17 days ago
Cynthia received a $306 second payment.
"Upon receiving my second transfer, my immediate priority was to secure piped water for our home. This had been our most pressing need because the stream was quite distant, and fetching water from there daily was a cumbersome task. Unfortunately, this essential upgrade had remained out of reach due to financial constraints. My husband is a teacher, and I am farmer. We are blessed with two children and we relied on our combined income to meet our basic needs. I spent $240 towards the water connection, a significant step forward. Additionally, I invested $150 in acquiring a cow, a valuable asset for our family. To enhance our food security, I purchased a sack of maize for $53. We deeply appreciate the support from GiveDirectly, as it has had a profound and positive impact on our overall quality of life."
Patrick's family
access_time 17 days ago
Patrick enrolled.
"I am a retired teacher with a family of 11 members. Seven of my children are still schooling and this has put a lot of pressure on me. Imagine in a term, I am expected to raise around $400 as school fees because I have a son who is in college. Since I receive $100 as a pension, this amount can not sustain my burden, and I am forced to sell my livestock to support them. I used to have a herd of cattle but currently, I have remained with 9 cows. Since the burden of school fees is still on me, I am worried this will completely take away my investment. Hence, the financial constraints stand out as my biggest challenge."