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.
Christine's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Christine received a $372 second payment.
"My aspirations are focused on realizing a long-held dream: purchasing a piece of land where I can build rental stalls. With my background as a tailor, I plan to sell both new and used clothes, leveraging my expertise to curate a unique selection. This vision holds immense significance for me, as it promises stability and an end to the constant upheaval of moving from one area to another to provide for my children as a single parent. I've set a timeline to achieve this goal, aiming for the moment when my son graduates in two years. I believe that once I establish this business, not only will it provide a sustainable income for my family, but it will also grant us a sense of permanence and security we've longed for."
Mishi's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Mishi received a $372 second payment.
"My utmost aspiration is to embark on a journey towards establishing a sustainable business rooted in agriculture. As soon as the rainy season commences and I acquire the necessary capital, I envision diving headfirst into this venture. This business endeavor holds the promise of not only providing me with a steady source of income but also enabling me to support my spouse in fulfilling our family's basic needs. With a fervent dedication to cultivating the land and harnessing the power of nature, I am determined to lay the foundation for a prosperous future where our family can thrive. Through hard work, perseverance, and a deep-rooted belief in the potential of agricultural pursuits, I am committed to realizing this vision and creating a livelihood that sustains us all."
Elijah's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Elijah received a $316 third payment.
"My main goal for this year, as well as the years to come, is to begin a poultry farm. I strongly believe that this venture will bring significant benefits to both me and my family, particularly in terms of providing a stable income. To achieve this goal, I am fully committed to working diligently at my daily casual jobs. I understand the importance of saving and investing my earnings wisely to kickstart my poultry farm as soon as possible. Starting this business is not just a dream for me; it's a practical step towards securing a better future for my family. With determination and hard work, I am confident that I can turn this goal into a successful reality."
Priscah's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Priscah received a $316 third payment.
"In the years to come and beyond, my biggest dream is to buy a place to call our own, a place where my three kids and I can finally settle down. As a single mother, our current home provides us with shelter, but it's not enough. I have a space to build a house, but I can't cultivate land there. With determination and the $160 I've saved from GiveDirectly, I'm working towards making this dream a reality. The thought of owning our own home fills me with happiness and hope. It's a dream that means so much to me and my family, and I can't wait to see it come true." (Occupation: Small business)
Kadzo's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Kadzo received a $24 twenty-second payment.
"My son recently completed high school, achieving commendable results, although I, being illiterate, cannot fully comprehend the extent of his success. Despite the joy of his accomplishment, I am currently grappling with stress. I aspire to send him to college, but financial constraints weigh heavily on me. The pressing matter of reconstructing our house adds to my challenges. I find myself torn between these two crucial needs, both essential for our family's well-being. As a widow, I lack external support in making these decisions. I can only pray that, with my limited resources, I can make choices in the best interest of my son's education and the family's urgent need for a new shelter, given our current living conditions in the kitchen structure." (Occupation: Small business)
Loice's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Loice received a $24 eighteenth payment.
"I am determined to start building a new house next year. I lack confidence in the current condition of my house, standing on poorly drained ground that leads to flooding. I fear that it may collapse, leaving my husband, five children, and me homeless. In the meantime, I have begun acquiring iron sheets to prepare for the construction of the new house. My goal is to support my husband in accumulating the necessary building materials throughout this year and commence the construction next year. I am grateful for the financial support that has paved the way for a more secure and stable living situation for my family in the future." (Occupation: Small business)
Kauchi's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Kauchi received a $24 eighteenth payment.
"Secondary school fees are expensive, and I have two children in Form One. The initial year of high school incurs higher expenses than subsequent years. This year, my focus is on their tuition fees, with the cash transfers proving helpful and alleviating the burden on my husband as the breadwinner. Starting next year, I plan to invest in buying livestock and constructing a house for my children. I feel sharing a sauce with them is becoming inappropriate as time goes. It would be more convenient if they had a separate area as they grow older. Additionally, I aim to continue raising goats; presently, I have eight. As they reproduce, I intend to sell them in the future and purchase a cow." (Occupation: Small business)
Kache's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Kache received a $24 twenty-second payment.
"Before the cash transfers end, I aim to have built a house, which is my current focus. I currently reside in a one-room house, shared with my husband and two girls. This single room also serves as a kitchen structure. As we age, I feel it would be more respectable to have a two-room house so that the girls can have their own space. I desire one that is constructed with mud walls and iron sheet roofs. However, the income from my small kiosk business and my husband's earnings from casual jobs in house construction are insufficient for this project. Therefore, I plan to channel most of the cash transfers toward realizing this dream."
Naomy's family
access_time 1 day ago
Naomy received a $314 second payment.
"I plan to open a tailoring business using my last transfer. I have the necessary skills, I pursued tailoring in school, but finding a job has been difficult. I plan to start this business close to home, where there are no existing tailoring shops, and I won't have any competitors. My services will include clothing repairs, designing, and selling clothes. I intend to rent a shop, with the rent being around $25 a month, which is affordable and makes economic sense. My goal is to expand the business in the future. The income generated will help support my family and allow me to give back to the community, even if it's just a little."
Kadzo's family
access_time 3 days ago
Kadzo received a $364 second payment.
"I used $300 of the second transfer to pay hospital bills for my husband who was terribly sick. Sadly, he passed away. Now, I've decided to buy three goats with the $200 left. I believe they can help me financially when they multiply multiply. I'm a businesswoman selling herbs, making about $15 in a good week. My son helps our family, but sometimes he can't, so I have to support my grandchildren with school fees when my kids can't."