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.
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Mercy's family
access_time 33 minutes ago
Mercy received a $525 second payment.
"I live more comfortable life than before. I wouldnt have gotten money to renovate the house which is currently my source of joy. I also attribute hairdressing business to the support that I got from the organization. I'm very sure that this could have taken more ages before it materialize. I recall that I did not have money to begin it yet I had completed college pursuing the same. Thanks to the organization for the support." (Occupation: Motorcycle or bicycle taxi)
Dama's family
access_time 2 hours ago
Dama received a $526 second payment.
"In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well on choosing and enrolling needy households. At least our lives are now different. The money has empowered me economically since I bought my motorcycle to provide taxi services from which I earn extra income. I do not see anything that GiveDirectly does not do well."
Sidi's family
access_time 2 hours ago
Sidi received a $526 second payment.
"I now own a pair of oxen which has been the main attribute to food security in my household. This because the pair has been very useful in cultivating a bigger area of my farm as compared to tilling this land by myself. On a few occasions, I have been able to hire this pair to my neighbors and earn extra income to settle my primary and secondary needs." (Occupation: Motorcycle or bicycle taxi)
Proscovia's family
access_time 12 hours ago
Proscovia received a $471 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I was overwhelmed with joy because I had got money to support my family." (Occupation: Motorcycle or bicycle taxi)
Fredrick's family
access_time 21 hours ago
Fredrick received a $525 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that l managed to start the business of hiring plastic chairs in our village and this has earned me more money as compared the casual jobs that I used do in that I am able to support my parents in providing me withthe basic needs. They are very happy and feel relived by getting my support. The business has also supported people in the village since they no longer walk a long distance in search of plastic chairs for hire incase of any function." (Occupation: Motorcycle or bicycle taxi)
Julius's family
access_time 21 hours ago
Julius received a $525 second payment.
"If I could not have received the transfer I could not have managed to invest in a lager scale farming as i did by hiring tractor to till my land using give directly's money, I could have just in used my own hand and till a very small portion. But now I am very happy I have managed to invest in a larger scale farming and sure of getting enough produce." (Occupation: Motorcycle or bicycle taxi)
Cliff's family
access_time 21 hours ago
Cliff received a $525 second payment.
"If I would not receive money from Give directly I could not have managed to buy motorcycle and I could still be operating somebody else motorcycle which was not profitable. But now I am happy I have my own motorcycle that I operate the way I want and getting enough money to take care of my family."
Hamisi's family
access_time 1 day ago
Hamisi received a $525 second payment.
"Receiving money from GiveDirectly has brought a big difference in my finances in a positive way. In the past, I was not in the position of owning any substantial thing let alone the motorcycle that I had always earned for a very long time. This situation made me operate somebody else's motorcycle which was not profitable in terms of income. There was also a lot of restrictions and demands. Thanks to GiveDirectly's transfer because today I own a motorcycle. I am grateful since I am able to plan my day and get enough money to take care of my family's needs with ease. This is simply because I do not share the days' profits with anyone but have it all for myself." (Occupation: Motorcycle or bicycle taxi)
Benjamin's family
access_time 1 day ago
Benjamin received a $23 twenty-second payment.
"The biggest difference since I started receiving these transfers is that I was able to fully pay back a loan I took to buy a motorcycle. Before the transfers, I used to rely on a small income from the same motorcycle business but I was employed and used to share my daily income with the owner of the motorcycle. The income was not much since my whole family was depending on my income. I would struggle financially and ended up having so many debts which I could not pay on my own. When I started receiving these transfers, I decided to take a loan to a motorcycle so that I could have my own. Right now, I have fully paid back the loan and the motorcycle is mine fully because of GD transfers. My income has increased because I no longer share my daily income with anyone except my family." (Occupation: Motorcycle or bicycle taxi)
John's family
access_time 1 day ago
John received a $40 fourteenth payment.
"I depended on casual jobs for income before I was enrolled in the program. These jobs were not easy to come by and I had a tough time providing for myself through the little income I earned. When I started receiving the transfers, I got the courage to purchase a motorcycle on credit for business because I know that the transfers would enable me to pay for the required instalments. Through the motorcycle business, I am now comfortably able to take care of needs without much struggle."