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.
Kache's family
access_time 20 days ago
Kache received a $413 second payment.
"I'm glad that I was able to acquire two cows through GiveDirectly's financial assistance. Currently, I'm raising them in my compound. This was a major achievement for me since I previously didn't own any livestock and couldn't afford to buy any on my own. Livestock are valuable assets to me, as I can sell them and earn money as they multiply. With these two cows, I plan to breed them for more cows and also use the milk for my family's consumption, selling any surplus for extra income. Additionally, I hope to use the available financial resources to educate my five children and help them achieve their educational goals. The support allowed me to clear their school fee arrears, ensuring that their studies were uninterrupted. With the income from my casual jobs, I'm hopeful that I will be able to fund my children's education and ensure that they achieve their academic goals."
Shida's family
access_time 20 days ago
Shida received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"In the coming year, my main aim is to use the upcoming transfers to expand my livestock holdings, particularly with more goats. These animals will not only help me meet my basic needs but also serve as an investment. My plan is to grow their numbers steadily so that in the future, I can exchange some for a cow, which will further secure my family's stability. With these animals, I envision a sustainable source of income that will support my children's education and our overall well-being long after this project concludes. I'm optimistic that by diligently managing this opportunity, I can provide a better future for my family and ensure we have the resources we need to thrive."
Abigael's family
access_time 20 days ago
Abigael enrolled.
"I am devastated by what happened two months ago in my village, Loldama. The flash floods caused by the overflowing River Perkerra and Molo washed away all the maize I had sowed on my one-acre land. It is especially painful because I had taken a loan from Kenya Seed Company, counting on the harvest to repay it. Now, I am left with nothing, and I do not know where to start again.I have reached out to Kenya Seed, but they have informed me that their season is over, and they do not allow replanting at this time. It is a heartbreaking situation because I not only lost my crop but also my means to support my family of three. We are facing uncertainty about where our next meal will come from and how we will manage financially."
Fatuma's family
access_time 20 days ago
Fatuma received a $27 twenty-sixth payment.
"By December, my goal is to expand my livestock holdings to around four goats. Currently, I'm proud to say I own three goats, which is a significant step forward considering our previous financial constraints. Before receiving monthly transfers, it was a real struggle to afford and care for livestock while also meeting our family's basic needs. Now, with this support, I can see my dream becoming a reality; a dream I never thought possible. I'm optimistic that with more goats, I'll not only secure a stable source of income by selling them as they multiply but also be able to support my children's education as they progress to higher levels. This opportunity means a lot to me and my family, promising a brighter future ahead."
Symon's family
access_time 20 days ago
Symon enrolled.
"I lost my one acre piece of land of watermelon on the recent floods. The fruits were to be harvested in a week time. And my 2 acre maize farm was also swept away by the floods. I am now struggling to make the ends meet after that great loss due to financial challenges"
Roseline's family
access_time 20 days ago
Roseline enrolled.
"I used to supply vegetables to Nakuru and eldama ravine from my farm and I was making good money enough for my farming needs but unfortunately the recent floods cleared everything including fence. I am currently struggling to cope with charcoal burning and casual labour to fend my family basic needs which is very challenging because the money I get is not enough for my family."
Winny's family
access_time 20 days ago
Winny enrolled.
"Life has become unbearable for me and my family because I depend on casual labour and charcoal burning to fend for my family daily needs. Getting best stumps to use for charcoal is very hard because people we have already cleared all of it leaving out small stumps and this is the biggest challenges iam facing because If I had different source of income or be financially stable I could not struggle like this to cater for my family."
Kadzo's family
access_time 20 days ago
Kadzo received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"Before this year ends, my main goal is to renovate my house. The one I currently live in is quite old, and whenever there's heavy rain, the roof leaks badly. It's been a constant worry for me. To make this happen, I'm planning to use my savings from the chamas and any additional funds I can gather. Once I achieve this dream, I won't have to stress about the safety of my home during harsh weather anymore. It's something I've been planning and saving for, and I'm determined to see it through. A renovated house will bring me peace of mind and a sense of security for my family."
Sofia's family
access_time 20 days ago
Sofia received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"In the coming months, I have two major goals I want to accomplish once I finish repaying the loan I borrowed. First, I aim to build a new house because the one we currently live in is almost collapsing, and the constant fear of being left homeless is overwhelming. My second goal is to buy bulls that will significantly help with our family activities, as I have been relying solely on my own hands, which is incredibly tiring. Achieving these goals will be a huge relief and improve our quality of life. To make this possible, I plan to use the monthly transfers I receive and my savings from the chapati business I operate. With careful planning and determination, I believe I can turn these aspirations into reality and secure a better future for my family."
Kitsao's family
access_time 20 days ago
Kitsao received a $27 twenty-sixth payment.
"In the coming year and beyond, my primary goal is to start a business of buying and selling goats and chickens once my health is fully restored, as I was unwell some time ago. I plan to use the monthly transfers I receive and seek additional support to get this business off the ground. This new venture will help me address food insecurity, ensuring that I have a stable source of income and nourishment. The thought of no longer having to worry about where my next meal will come from fills me with hope and determination. By the time the support from GiveDirectly ends, I am confident that my business will be thriving, providing me with the security I need. This plan is my pathway to a more stable and prosperous future for my family."