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.
Kenga's family
access_time 1 day ago
Kenga received a $27 thirtieth payment.
"My goal is to build a rental space. Since my home is positioned on the road, next to the school and the trade center, I anticipate that the rental space will be beneficial. I have already started making bricks for the house using money from the previous transfers. I want to have three rooms in the rental space. With a rental rate of around $20 per month, I anticipate that I will be earning at least $60 per month if all three rooms are occupied. This amount will help me support the education of my three children and provide for their basic needs."
Margaret's family
access_time 1 day ago
Margaret received a $27 twenty-sixth payment.
"I have always wanted to build a new house, but school fees for my five children have constrained me. Additionally, the living I make from making charcoal is barely sufficient. The current house I have is in poor condition, with mud walls disintegrating and most of the walls falling. I pray that even as I support the education of my children through the transfers, I will be able to set aside some transfer funds to start building a house. I would be happy if I could build a two-room one, even if it is made of mud walls and an iron sheet roof. It would be a significant upgrade from the current one."
Kimoi's family
access_time 1 day ago
Kimoi received a $353 third payment.
"Receiving $450 from GiveDirectly was a turning point for me. I decided to invest all of it in buying a 5000-liter water tank. Before, getting clean water was a real struggle. I had to walk over 5 kilometers just to fetch water. But now, with two water tanks in place, collecting rainwater has become our main source. Whenever the tanks run low, I simply refill them. This change has brought so much comfort into my life, especially considering my old age. I no longer have to endure long walks for water, and as a result, my health has improved. Thanks to GiveDirectly, I'm living with less stress, knowing that clean water is readily available right at my doorstep."
Paulina's family
access_time 1 day ago
Paulina received a $353 third payment.
"Receiving $450 from GiveDirectly was like a ray of hope shining into my life. It was a lifeline, a blessing that brought immense joy. With a grateful heart, I immediately put $250 towards my son's university education. He's in his fourth year at Umma University, and seeing him graduate this year means everything to me. I believe his education will be the key to unlocking countless opportunities for him, paving the way for a brighter future for our family. The remaining $200 went towards something equally important: building a kitchen. Currently, I cook outside, but when it rains, it's a real challenge. So, investing in construction materials was crucial. I envision a comfortable kitchen where we can prepare meals comfortably, regardless of the weather. This improvement will not only enhance our well-being but also bring us greater comfort, especially during the rainy seasons."
Katsaka's family
access_time 1 day ago
Katsaka received a $27 twenty-sixth payment.
"My objective is to launch a goat-rearing business, which shows significant potential, particularly if the goats multiply successfully. This venture is perfectly suited to our region, and if it prospers, I intend to exchange some goats for a cow. I will utilize the saved transfers to start this business. Having an extra source of income will guarantee the well-being of my family and allow me to provide a comfortable education for my children. I am deeply grateful for the chance to participate in this program as it has changed my life for the better."
Elias's family
access_time 1 day ago
Elias received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"This year, I aim to expand my business ventures by selling clothes and other household essentials. I plan to utilize my savings and profits from my vegetable business to realize this goal. Establishing another business opportunity will not only diversify my income streams but also provide me with the opportunity to explore further ventures, such as livestock business, thereby increasing my profits and enhancing my financial stability. I am sincerely thankful to this organization for empowering me financially and enabling me to pursue and achieve my goals."
Florence's family
access_time 1 day ago
Florence enrolled.
"Life is so tough at the moment because of the financial constraints that I am currently facing. Looking at the nature of my house, it doesn't fit me and this has lowered my social status in the village. I am always so ashamed to find myself in this situation and I can not host any visitor. What a life! Whenever I look at my house, tears of sorrow flow over my cheeks and I have prayed one day, my worries will turn to blessings. Hence, financial constraints stands out to be my biggest challenge."
Ndoko's family
access_time 1 day ago
Ndoko received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"My goal this year is to grow my livestock business by acquiring more goats. Recognizing the profitability of this venture in my area, I am eager to give it a try. To achieve this goal, I plan to allocate a portion of my upcoming transfers. Having a reliable business to rely on in times of need will bring me great peace of mind and satisfaction. I am genuinely grateful for how far I have progressed, all thanks to GiveDirectly."
Salama's family
access_time 1 day ago
Salama received a $27 twenty-sixth payment.
"This year, my goal is to purchase goats as an investment for the future. I plan to achieve this goal by utilizing both my upcoming transfers and my savings. Acquiring these goats will serve as a valuable investment for my children's future, as I can quickly sell them to cover their school fees when needed. Having this will give me a lot of financial relief and peace of mind as my children's needs will be taken care of. I am delighted to be a part of this life-changing opportunity."
Emily's family
access_time 1 day ago
Emily received a $347 second payment.
"I am deeply grateful for the unconditional cash support from GiveDirectly, which allowed me to address my most pressing needs and make decisions that best suited my situation. During the enrollment process, GiveDirectly officers were exceptionally respectful and considerate, especially accommodating my hearing impairment. They patiently repeated information whenever I needed clarification and spoke loudly enough for me to hear clearly. The enrollment process was free and fair, promoting equity. I truly hope GiveDirectly continues with this thoughtful and inclusive approach."