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.
Kadzo's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kadzo enrolled.
"I have suffered from ulcers for 2 years now, but I have never received serious medication due to lack of money. This has affected my health status and I am always feeling weak. Since I am required to buy some medicine every month, this has been impossible something that has exposed my life to danger. I, therefore, consider financial instability as my greatest challenge."
Ngumbao's family
access_time 2 months ago
Ngumbao enrolled.
"Empowerment. My objective is to use this money to empower my children. I have 4 children who are still in school and one who finished a tailoring course a month ago. I hawk traditional medicine and toothbrushes to earn a living. This job earns me 6,000 KES a month. I entirely spend this income on food, leaving me with nothing to attend to the other needs of the family. With 20,000 KES, I am planning to open a tailoring business for the eldest child. I am hopeful the business will make her independent hence easing the burden of responsibility on me. For the rest of the children, I will buy 10 goats at a total cost of 25,000 KES. Goat production will help me raise their school fees because when financially pressed, I will be selling a few animals to settle the tuition fees."
Andrew's family
access_time 2 months ago
Andrew enrolled.
"This year March my wife enrolled in Kenya Medical college to pursue a course in Clinical Medicine. It has been her dream to be a doctor and this brought joy and happiness into our lives."
Cheruiyot's family
access_time 2 months ago
Cheruiyot enrolled.
"This money will help me to pay for my wife medication. We are married for two years but every time she is pregnant miscarriage occur within three months of pregnancy. She uses medicine that cost us KES 6,000 a month to maintain her pregnancy as for now. Apart from other problems like not having a cow and small house, Give Directly money will help us overcome the medical bills. We are so happy and relieved that time round we may succeed to maintain her pregnancy courtesy of Give Directly financial help"
Elizabeth's family
access_time 2 months ago
Elizabeth enrolled.
"I have had three surgeries in the past two years for a recurring illness. Although I am almost free from that illness, I am left with so many challenges while treating it. I have to go for monthly check-ups that require money for transport and the doctor's fee. I also have medicine that I have to take for the rest of my life. Receiving this money will ease this because I plan on taking a medical cover plan for this and buying a dairy cow to be my source of income through selling milk because I am not able to do the heavy jobs that I did before."
Karisa's family
access_time 2 months ago
Karisa enrolled.
"My father is really old with so many health issues and my mother passed away. This means I have to be the breadwinner. It is a huge burden providing for everyone else. I have to buy food or pay for medicine when the children are sick. I don't make enough and this has been stressful. All of these responsibilities have prevented me from saving and being financially stable. I am not able to grow as an individual and I also don't even have my own house. I have to sleep at my cousins. It hurts to be in such a situation."
Charo's family
access_time 2 months ago
Charo enrolled.
"Receiving this money will help me a lot in my medication. I was diagnosed with Tuberculosis a few months ago and I am yet to fully recover. My plan is therefore to spend 2,000 KES of the transfer to buy medicine. For my long term plans, I plan to start rearing chicken to help me with little expenses at home such as buying food."
Kauchi's family
access_time 2 months ago
Kauchi enrolled.
"The greatest challenge I am currently facing is unhealthiness. I have been suffering from ulcers for 5 months now. The medication is very expensive for me. I have to spend 1,200 KES per month to buy the recommended medicine. Being jobless, raising this amount is always tough for me."
Ngirani's family
access_time 2 months ago
Ngirani enrolled.
"Receiving this money means an improved living standard for my household. I am planning to spend KES 60000 to buy 10 indigenous goats which do well in my area due to dry weather conditions. As they multiply, I will sell at a profit and use the proceeds to cater to my daily needs such as food and medicine. The remaining amount will help me to furnish my house with nice furniture and new bedding to replace the old ones as well as save for the future. Once I accomplish this ambition, my heart will be filled with joy and satisfaction because I will have an asset to rely on and a comfortable shelter with improved items."
Mathews's family
access_time 2 months ago
Mathews enrolled.
"Two months ago, I don't all my poultry to a strange disease. It was a huge loss and my heart still bleeds whenever I think about it. However, I have not lost hope. I will use these funds to buy more chicken, medicine they would bees, and food. I will revive my poultry farming and I am excited about it."