chat
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!

Hilda's family
access_time 12 days ago
Hilda received a $249 second payment.
"In the next six months, I would like to continue paying for all my medication so that I can get a better life. I do not have anyone whom I look up to hence I have to figure out how to be treated."
Eunice's family
access_time 12 days ago
Eunice received a $249 second payment.
"In the next six months, I would want to boost my business so that I can improve on my income. From the profits of the business, I will have improved my income to help me meet my family needs well."
Lyjenely's family
access_time 12 days ago
Lyjenely received a $249 second payment.
"In the next six months, I would want to buy bulls so that I could be hiring them out to my neighbors at a cost to help raise an income to help my family. I would want to have as many cows as I can so that I can re-write the opinion my fellow villagers had on me."
Grace's family
access_time 12 days ago
Grace received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months. My family will be healthier and happier because they have been feeding well ever since Give Directly came into our lives. I am also planning to save some money that will enable me to buy a goat. This is my way of investing my monthly income so that I will be able to sustain myself and still provide my household needs comfortably."
Sarah's family
access_time 12 days ago
Sarah enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I am faced with is lack of oxen to support in farming. Usually, I hire but this is expensive for me. I have to sell off some harvest in order to raise some money that can hire oxen. It is a very unreliable thing to do because there are a lot of delayes involved which affect food production hence shortage of food. "
Bitu's family
access_time 12 days ago
Bitu enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I will be able to buy a piece of land that my children can settle in. Being a single parent, I have to try all possible ways atleast to settle my children. I will also buy a cow that will reproduce. This will provide milk for my family and also take care of future eventualities. "
John's family
access_time 12 days ago
John enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I am faced with is poverty. From the time I started my own family, life has not been easy. Poverty is the order. I have children who need my attention in all aspects but I don't have the capacity to provide for them. Some times I feel I have just failed in life. I don't have oxen that would support in farming so even just feeding is a charllage in my household. There is no food."
Enos's family
access_time 12 days ago
Enos enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I will be able to build an iron roofed house. The one I have is grass thatched but maintaining it is so hard now especially at my age. Grass is hard to find due to it's scarcity. I also hope to buy beddings using this same money. The ones that I currently use are very old."
Jenet's family
access_time 12 days ago
Jenet enrolled.
"I will buy the oxen, ox-plough and a piece of land for farming with Givedirectly money. My spouse is abustard and during the time of inheriting land, he received only two acres from his ucles. The land has become small since we are two women each with children. This is not enough to produce what can maintain the family and as such Iam realising famine in my family."
Christine's family
access_time 12 days ago
Christine enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I face is lack of money for paying school fees. My children are bright but Iam unable to raise money for educating them hence they have ended up being school drop outs. This I believe will definitely force them engage in to earlier marriages."