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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Annet's family
access_time 9 days ago
Annet enrolled.
"When I recieve the money, I will use it for completing the construction of my permanent house."
Charles's family
access_time 9 days ago
Charles enrolled.
"Receiving this money will bring an end to a single life and hiring land for agricultural."
Robert's family
access_time 9 days ago
Robert enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I am faced with is lack of money to do the things that I would like to do. I don't have any income generating activity with which to raise money that I can use to improve my standard of living. I would have loved a situation where I am able to earn some money at the end of every month but this has not been made possible. Life is just hard for me."
Ondiso's family
access_time 9 days ago
Ondiso received a $511 second payment.
"Before GiveDirectly came, I was a housewife and I entirely depended on my husband on everything. As a result, we couldn't engage in any developmental projects since his meager income could only cater for my household pressing needs. I am so happy because through GiveDirectly's transfers I have started a posho mill business which I am able to meet most of the household needs without relying on my spouse especially on the education of my children. Currently, we are sharing responsibilities thus my spouse is not overwhelmed with a lot of responsibilities as he used to. The fact that I can make extra income and save in a table banking with my neighbors makes me feel more challenged in terms of decision making for my family's economic growth."
Musida's family
access_time 9 days ago
Musida enrolled.
"Receiving this money means happiness to me because it's something unexpected."
Bahati's family
access_time 9 days ago
Bahati received a $530 initial payment.
"It almost 3 am when I heard my phone vibrating continuously. I decided to check what the message was all about. I realized that the money that had been promised by GiveDirectly had hit in my M-Pesa account. I was sure now that the dreams I always had would finally be achieved with the help of the transfer. I was so happy."
Faith's family
access_time 9 days ago
Faith received a $512 second payment.
"Having started my own saloon business has made my life to be totally different. Previously, I was employed at the closest saloon and the commissions on a daily basis was little to support me in terms of providing for my family. GiveDirectly, transformed everything since I used the money to put up my own saloon business which is now running smoothly and the profits helps me meet my needs with ease. In addition, I purchased a pair of oxen to aid in farming. Having these pair to me is more effective and economical compared to using hoes which I had before . I am certain when the time for cultivation comes I would be able to prepare my farm early enough and fully utilize the whole acreage within the shortest time possible. Therefore, I will also be assured of food security in my household after using the required inputs in the land preparation."
Jesca's family
access_time 9 days ago
Jesca received a $468 initial payment.
"The moment my son told me that the money was in my phone, I became so happy and I thanked God for the transfers."
David's family
access_time 9 days ago
David received a $468 initial payment.
"The moment I received the transfer, I became happy because the money was going to enable me construct a decent house for my self."
Joseph's family
access_time 9 days ago
Joseph received a $468 initial payment.
"The moment I received the transfer, I became happy. Much as I was sick, this money made me feel better because I got the money to buy food and this would help me follow the doctors advise of feeding well."