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.
Mishi's family
access_time 7 days ago
Mishi received a $359 initial payment.
"Since we received the cash transfer from GiveDirectly, our lives changed in ways I couldn't have imagined. The first thing I noticed was the safety of our new home, and that brought such peace to my mind. No more worrying about the dangers creeping around us. But the biggest transformation was how it wiped away our hunger. We could eat every day without fear. Seeing my family's faces light up with joy during meals made my heart swell. We laughed more, worried less, and lived happily. The weight of hunger lifted, replaced by the warmth of contentment. Now, we could focus on living our lives without the constant ache in our stomachs, and that was everything."
Kadzo's family
access_time 7 days ago
Kadzo received a $359 initial payment.
"One sunny afternoon, after working hard in the field, getting my land ready for planting, I heard my neighbor talking excitedly about receiving their first transfers from GiveDirectly. Hope flashed in me, so I asked my son to check for me too. When he confirmed that the cash transfer had indeed arrived, I couldn't contain my happiness. The relief washed over me because, to be honest, I wasn't completely sure if the money would come. It was like a dream turning into reality, a moment when hope and joy met, and I felt a renewed energy knowing that this support could make a big difference in our lives."
Christine's family
access_time 7 days ago
Christine received a $359 initial payment.
"It was around 3 pm, and I was at home, preparing a meal for some relatives who had visited us. Amid the cooking process, my phone chimed with a message tone. I checked, and there was a notification that the first GiveDirectly transfer had been sent to my account. In that moment, joy surged through me. As a single parent, life's challenges had often seemed unbearable, especially with the pressing need to pay my son's university fees. I wanted to scream with happiness, to let out a victorious ululation that could echo through the neighborhood. However, I held back, containing my emotions as a personal secret. I didn't want the visitors to notice anything, but inside, my heart danced with gratitude and relief, knowing that a brighter path had just opened up for my family's future."
Morris's family
access_time 7 days ago
Morris received a $23 tenth payment.
"In my upcoming transfers, I intend to proceed with my initial plan of investing in livestock. My improving health each day gives me hope of realizing my dream of owning livestock. This endeavor will ensure that I have a sustainable source of income even after the expiration of the transfer period. I am grateful for the financial assistance from the transfers, which has contributed to improving my quality of life."
Nyevu's family
access_time 7 days ago
Nyevu received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"My health has been the primary obstacle in reaching my established objectives. I intend to invest in acquiring more hens, which will serve as a wise income-generating venture for the future. Alongside acquiring hens, I aspire to construct a new house, as the current one is in a state of disrepair. Achieving a new house has long been a cherished goal of mine, and it would signify a significant accomplishment. I am grateful for the financial backing provided by GiveDirectly."
Kahindi's family
access_time 7 days ago
Kahindi received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"In the future, I aim to build a larger house to host visiting relatives and friends, particularly during holidays and family events. My current two-roomed house is too small to accommodate my relatives. This expansion will greatly contribute to fostering lasting relationships with my relatives, as they will feel welcome to visit without concern for space. I am delighted with the financial support from GiveDirectly and am confident that I can realize my next dream with the assistance of these transfers."
Dama's family
access_time 7 days ago
Dama received a $23 tenth payment.
"Completing the construction of the new house is my top priority, as it will allow my husband, two children, and me to move in and put an end to the challenges we faced from the rain and property damage. The financial support has been crucial, as I wouldn't have been able to build the new house without it. I am delighted to own a better house than the previous one, and I couldn't have achieved this without the support I received."
Kitsao's family
access_time 7 days ago
Kitsao received a $23 tenth payment.
"My goal is to further expand my herd of goats, aiming to reach a minimum of forty goats in the coming years. Currently, I possess eight goats obtained through the cash transfers. I am aware that these livestock assets will play a crucial role in wealth creation, generating income even after the conclusion of the cash transfers. Despite potential challenges in meeting other needs, I am committed to ensuring that I acquire at least one goat from every subsequent transfer to support my long-term financial stability."
Omar's family
access_time 7 days ago
Omar received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"Looking ahead to the next year, I anticipate sending my recently completed high school son to college. He aspires to pursue a course in either medicine or law, following the release of his examination results. While I am uncertain about the financial feasibility of these courses, I am committed to supporting him to the best of my ability. I firmly believe that his college education will open opportunities for stable and well-paying employment, ultimately uplifting both him and the family from poverty."
Mwanajuma's family
access_time 7 days ago
Mwanajuma received a $23 twenty-sixth payment.
"As a housewife, my primary dependency is on my husband for family provision. While I engage in selling snacks at school sometimes, my income is limited in supporting our needs, particularly education for our two children. Therefore, my goal is to broaden my income sources through livestock rearing. Presently, I own poultry, including chickens and turkeys, acquired through the cash transfers. I aspire to sell some of these poultry to eventually purchase a dairy cow. The potential benefits of dairy cattle include covering school fees through the sale of offspring and generating income from milk sales."