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.
Salim's family
access_time 2 months ago
Salim received a $26 twenty-second payment.
"I recently made a significant decision to invest the savings from my matured savings that I had saved in our savings group into purchasing a cow for my livestock farm, and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. This choice has brought me immense satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment. Looking ahead, I'm motivated to continue saving within the group, with the goal of further expanding my livestock holdings once the savings mature again. Whether it's acquiring more goats or another cow, I'm optimistic about the potential for growth and multiplication within my herd. My vision extends beyond just raising animals; I see a future where the proceeds from selling these livestock enable me to pursue even greater aspirations. With careful planning, I aim to use the profits to establish a profitable business venture. Additionally, I harbor a personal dream of learning to drive a car, a goal that has always held a special place in my heart. By using a portion of the proceeds to enroll in a driving school, I'm taking steps toward realizing this ambition. Ultimately, I hope to leverage this newfound skill to secure employment and further enhance my prospects for success."
Hussein's family
access_time 2 months ago
Hussein received a $26 twenty-second payment.
"I aspire to not only complete my Diploma studies but also to embark on a new journey in livestock farming. Once I've achieved my educational goals, my plan is to utilize the funds from my transfers to invest in goats and cows, with the vision of seeing them multiply and thrive. My intention is to diligently nurture this livestock investment, allowing it to grow over time. With dedication and hard work, I hope to see the numbers of my livestock increase, ultimately leading to a profitable venture. The income generated from selling these animals will serve as a stepping stone towards establishing a business and create a stable source of revenue for my family."
Sidi's family
access_time 2 months ago
Sidi received a $26 twenty-second payment.
"In the coming year and beyond, my biggest hope is to buy a cow. I am excited about this goal because I already have a growing herd of goats, and I know they will keep multiplying. Having a cow would take my small farm to the next level. To make this dream come true, I've decided to save at least $20 every month starting now. It's not going to be easy, but I'm determined. With patience and hard work, I believe I can reach my target. A cow would not only provide milk for my family but also give us another source of income, making our lives more secure and comfortable. This vision keeps me motivated every day, and I'm grateful to GiveDirectly for helping me get this far."
Philiph's family
access_time 2 months ago
Philiph enrolled.
"In my community, the Ilchamus, livestock keeping is a cherished tradition. Every household, including mine, has goats, sheep, and cows, all of which need ample pasture. However, our land has been completely invaded by Prosopis trees, leaving nothing to grow on the ground. This forces us to travel up to 10 kilometers daily to graze our animals at Saimo Soi location. I am deeply concerned because the animals need close monitoring; they are sometimes stolen in the bushes, which is a devastating loss for us. My family of 11 relies heavily on livestock rearing to earn a living. The thought of our animals being stolen fills me with anxiety, as it directly impacts our family's wealth and stability. Despite these challenges, I remain committed to preserving our way of life and providing for my family."
Nellius's family
access_time 2 months ago
Nellius received a $419 initial payment.
"As a tailor by profession, I struggled to buy equipment like a sewing machine to start my own business. Whenever a customer asked me to repair their clothes, I would depend on the availability of my friends machine to work. This was inconvenient because she would often request her machine back before I could fulfill an order. Every day, it became increasingly difficult to depend on this arrangement. My husband is the primary breadwinner of our family. Besides being a pastor, the little he makes from casual house construction jobs cannot cover anything beyond our basic needs such as food and education for our two children. This is why we decided to invest $230 in a sewing machine. I am now happy to run my business from home and at my own pace. I can earn at least $1 daily, which covers small household expenses without relying solely on my husband's income. Additionally, we decided to invest $150 in purchasing a cow, despite our initial plan to buy goats, as goats were becoming scarce in our area due to high demand. I believe that investing in livestock can accumulate wealth that will support our kids education. We also needed to install a water tap, so I spent $150 on the entire registration and buying materials process. We live quite far from the water pan, which is two hours away, and installing a tap fixes that challenge. Moreover, this investment will generate income from selling water."
Nyevu's family
access_time 2 months ago
Nyevu received a $26 twenty-first payment.
"This year, my goal is to sell my goats, combining the proceeds with my transfers to purchase a cow and expand my livestock farming venture. Additionally,after getting the cow, I aim to continue acquiring more goats, hoping they will multiply and provide a steady source of income to support my children's education through their eventual sale. I am hopeful that the cow too will grow and multiply expanding my livestock farming venture. I'm filled with optimism as I embark on this journey, seeing it as a pathway to a brighter future for my family."
Mwanamisi's family
access_time 2 months ago
Mwanamisi received a $26 twenty-first payment.
"After realizing that buying cows directly from my savings wasn't feasible due to their high cost, I opted for a more gradual approach by investing in goats. My hope is that the goats will breed and multiply, eventually allowing me to trade them for cows or sell some to fund my children's education in the future. Additionally, I plan to use the cows for ploughing and possibly rent them out for ploughing services, providing an extra source of income for my family. This decision fills me with determination and optimism, as I'm determined to find creative ways to secure a better future for my loved ones, despite the challenges."
Radii's family
access_time 2 months ago
Radii received a $26 twenty-first payment.
"My goal in the coming year is to purchase a dairy cow. To achieve this, I plan to buy more goats and, once they multiply and increase in number, sell some to fund the cow purchase. The dairy cow will provide me with a steady income through milk sales, and I can also sell the calves for additional revenue. I am very happy and grateful for the financial support I am receiving, as it will enable me to achieve this goal. My life has significantly improved since I started receiving the financial assistance, and I am optimistic about the future."
Winnie's family
access_time 2 months ago
Winnie received a $26 twenty-first payment.
"In the coming year and beyond, I hope to achieve something truly significant for my family's future. My dream is to buy a dairy cow with the help of GiveDirectly. This cow will be a source of milk for us, which means we won't have to buy milk anymore, saving us money. Plus, we can sell some of the milk to our neighbors, providing us with a steady income. This investment will not only improve our daily nutrition but also give us financial stability. I believe that having a dairy cow will open up more opportunities for us, like being able to afford better education for my children and improving our home."
Sidi's family
access_time 2 months ago
Sidi received a $420 initial payment.
"When the rains started, I worried constantly about my house and my son's house, both barely holding up against the harsh weather. So, when I received the cash transfer from GiveDirectly, I knew exactly what to do. I bought building sand and cement for $500 and renovated both houses, making them sturdy and safe. Now, every time I look at our home, I feel a sense of pride and relief, knowing my family is protected from the harsh weather conditions. With the remaining $40, I decided to invest in our future by buying a goat. Adding it to our small herd of four goats and five cows. Each animal represents a step towards a more stable and prosperous life. Thanks to GiveDirectly, not only do we have a secure home, but we also have a growing investment for the future."