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.
Nasanga's family
access_time 1 month ago
Nasanga received a $614 initial payment.
Kanze's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kanze received a $328 second payment.
"Now that I have a good start with some goats, my big goal is to add a cow to my little animal family. I want to grow my herd of livestock because it means more possibilities for me and my family. A cow can provide us with milk and even more income opportunities. With hard work and the support I got from GiveDirectly, I'm looking forward to making this dream a reality and creating a better future for us all."
Idza's family
access_time 1 month ago
Idza received a $340 initial payment.
"I pay my grandchild's school fees of $45 because her mother used to provide for us, and I appreciate the investment in education. In our family of 10, which includes five grandchildren, my husband, and my two children, life took a turn when my husband retired from his carpentry job in Mombasa. With a vision for sustainability, I invested $160 in purchasing a cow, anticipating it to multiply and provide a source of income. Despite having goats, I chose not to buy more. Running a broom-selling business was my previous endeavor, but illness forced me to step away. Now, relying on my daughter, a hairdresser, and my two sons, who work as boda-boda riders in Kilifi, our family's financial support hinges on their efforts. Facing a water problem, I used the remainder of the money received from GiveDirectly to connect water pipes, ending our reliance on borrowed water from neighbors. Unfortunately, I would not help myself to fetch water because of my health challenge.."
Nasheso's family
access_time 1 month ago
Nasheso received a $614 initial payment.
Ritah's family
access_time 1 month ago
Ritah received a $614 initial payment.
"Avery big difference now, I have a cow that we millk something we didn't have before. My family is extremely happy"
Joseph's family
access_time 1 month ago
Joseph received a $342 second payment.
"One of my key plans is to establish a dairy cow farm, which I believe will not only serve as a source of income but also provide essential proteins for my family. Additionally, I am counting on the goats I have recently purchased to play an important role in my strategy; as they multiply, I intend to sell or exchange them for cows, further expanding my agricultural pursuits. Despite the financial challenges I've faced, I am determined to rely on my modest income to achieve these goals. In the past, my limited resources were primarily directed towards addressing the immediate needs of my family, making it difficult to invest in ventures with long-term benefits. However, I am optimistic that with careful planning and dedication, I can overcome these obstacles and work towards realizing my aspirations."
Tarkok's family
access_time 1 month ago
Tarkok received a $280 second payment.
"I need a dairy cow. We're getting on in years, and with our newly fenced farm, I believe we can provide a good home for the cow. Having a cow will not only give us fresh milk for our use but also allow us to sell extra milk to meet our daily needs for my husband, i, and our two grandchildren. Imagine waking up in the morning and having fresh milk from our cow. It would make a big difference in our daily life. The dream of owning a dairy cow represents more than just an addition to our farm; it symbolizes hope, opportunity, and a pathway to a more stable and fulfilling life for our family."
Mutyembu's family
access_time 1 month ago
Mutyembu received a $613 initial payment.
"I was at home, then someone told me that they had sent the money and I immediately checked. I thought of buying a diary cow for my self"
Wambette's family
access_time 1 month ago
Wambette received a $613 initial payment.
"I was at home then I heard from a neighbour attesting to have recieved the money and immediately went to check for my account and there was a message. I immediately thought of buying a cow"
Hellen's family
access_time 1 month ago
Hellen received a $280 second payment.
"I am considering an investment that will not only benefit my household but also extend its advantages to my grandchildren and neighbors. I plan to buy a cow, primarily for its milk. I intend to provide a steady supply of milk for our daily use, enriching our diet with its nutritional benefits. In our family tradition, selling milk is regarded as taboo. Therefore, the milk from our cow will be exclusively for consumption within our own home and for sharing with our neighbors and grandchildren. This practice not only upholds our cultural beliefs but also fosters a sense of community and generosity. The long-term strategy involves the natural growth of our livestock. As the cows multiply, we anticipate having male calves that, in accordance with our cultural practices, can be sold. The proceeds from these sales will be crucial in supporting my family in addressing various other needs that may arise. This approach allows us to respect and maintain our cultural heritage while also ensuring the economic stability and well-being of our family."