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.
to follow someone and stay updated on their journey with GiveDirectly.

Want to hear more updates from recipients? Click below to follow 10!

Gordon's family
access_time 9 days ago
Gordon received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I will have completed the course I am currently taking in motor repair and my hope is that I will have better earnings compared to what I make now from my job as a motorcycle taxi operator. The main reason why I decided to take the course was so that I would eventually get a better paying job and quit the motorcycle taxi business which has greatly affected my health due to the amount of cold and wind that I get exposed to especially in the morning when it is extremely cold."
Hesbon's family
access_time 9 days ago
Hesbon received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"Currently, I only rely on farming but with my large family, I feel the income I earn is not enough to take care of the family's needs. So in the next six months, I have an additional goal of saving some money which I'll use to purchase a motorcycle. I am planning to save some profits I get from the sale of my farm inputs and add to the monthly savings in six months in order to afford to buy the motorcycle. I'll later hire out the motorcycle and earn daily income from it."
Kennedy's family
access_time 9 days ago
Kennedy received a $249 second payment.
"I have a piece of land near the lake. Based on the fertility of the soil in that land I feel tomatoes can grow well. Therefore, in the next six months of my life, I have a goal of saving some money so that I can use it to prepare that land and plant the tomatoes. I have already found the right market where I will sell them so I have hopes of achieving some goals using the money I have gotten from this business after harvesting them."
George's family
access_time 9 days ago
George received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"I expect to have completed the entire school fees required from my children for the entire year and also completed the tilling of the rest of my house within the next six months before the transfers come to an end. This will give me a great sense of accomplishment and enough time to start planning on how to raise next year's school fees for my children."
Kenedy's family
access_time 11 days ago
Kenedy received a $536 initial payment.
"I received my transfer when I was taking my supper. I stopped eating to check the message that I had received. I was surprised to realize it was from Give Directly indicating they had sent me the first transfers. I was so happy and that I even stopped eating and started dancing. I remember going to bed with great joy because of this news."
Eunice's family
access_time 11 days ago
Eunice received a $518 second payment.
"I can say that my life is different because we managed to buy new sofa sets, which I am sure we would have never bought to date were it not for the cash transfers from Give Directly. The new set of mattresses and bed that we purchased are also part of the differences we can proudly talk about today. Then finally, the new house that we built using the transfers was a great achievement for us because if it were not for the transfers from Give Directly, then we would have never built the house to date."
Mary's family
access_time 11 days ago
Mary received a $22 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I would want to start a small business for my mother. This is because I would not want her to keep on struggling to meet our needs as it has been the case. I would want her to have a stable source of income to help her provide for the family needs with ease."
Alphine's family
access_time 11 days ago
Alphine received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"Owning a heifer is the most important thing that I am working towards. In the next six months, I will have bought it from the investments I am making in sheep. This will lead to strong financial capabilities because of dairy farming. Dairy farming in my area is profitable and having this will secure my future finances."
Dennis's family
access_time 11 days ago
Dennis received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"My life will have improved because I will be living in my own private house. In addition to this, I will have bought a dairy heifer from the farm proceeds. This will eventually lead to milk production hence an income. I will no longer lack money to use on my needs like clothes and even money to invest more."
Daniel's family
access_time 11 days ago
Daniel received a $22 twelfth payment.
"I expect to have established a good poultry system on my farm. I am planning to add more equipment and all other materials that are essential but lacking on my farm. I also plan to buy chicken every month using the transfers. I feel like I would reap more if I invest in this sector because few people are doing it. The demand for chicken in this region is also very high. This will aid me in school fee payment as I am going to have several sources of income. I believe my business will be fully established by next year."