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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Edwin's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Edwin received a $364 second payment.
"The additional goals I have in mind is to purchase more cattle as a form of savings for future use. When I am in need of cash in the future I will sell the cows and use the money for whichever emergency faced then."
Rose's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Rose received a $526 second payment.
"My life is currently different from how it was before I received the transfer in that, I now have a sense of hope in life. I feel I can plan something and achieve it. Now that I decided to invest in farming. I am now sure of getting good yields which will sustain my family for a long period of time. I also have a dairy cow which I did not own before. This will improve our health when we drinking enough milk and I will be in a position of selling some so as to get income."
Christine's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Christine received a $50 fourth payment.
"The moment I received my transfer I felt relieved and down deep my heart I knew my parent's burden would reduce and I will never have to miss school because of school fees."
David's family
access_time 6 hours ago
David received a $50 fourth payment.
"I spent part of my most recent transfer to add some stock in my malimali business. This business is my only source of income and the only way I can increase my daily profits is by expanding the business so that my customers can have a variety of items to choose from. I saved the remaining amount so that I could use them in case of an emergency."
Mebo's family
access_time 7 hours ago
Mebo received a $495 second payment.
"I spent part of my most recent transfer to add some stock to my business. This business is my only source of income and expanding it is the only way I can earn more income to use in meeting my family needs. Secondly, I spend part of it to pay an M-shwari debt which I took during my grandmother's burial and I had not cleared paying for it. Because of this, I had been listed with credit clearance bureau (CRB) and I had to use some money also to pay the clearance fee. I saved the remaining amount so that I can use them collectively with my next transfer. I am still planning on how I will effectively use this money in a profitable way."
Gladys's family
access_time 8 hours ago
Gladys received a $526 second payment.
"I have a son who has been pursuing his university education for six years now. We have had school fees challenge that has seen him on and off in his studies. At one time he was almost giving up in his dream of completing his university education and possibly getting employed. I encouraged him to keep his hope alive despite the fact that I knew it was going to be difficult to get the money that he badly needed to complete his education. It is through the GiveDirectly transfers that he has been able to continue with his studies and is due to graduate in the next couple of months. He is so happy as well as I am. This would have been impossible without the help of GiveDirectly transfers."
Annah's family
access_time 18 hours ago
Annah received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have started saving to plaster my house."
Mercy's family
access_time 18 hours ago
Mercy received a $45 fourth payment.
"My new goal is to save and start my business of selling second hand clothes."
Caroline's family
access_time 18 hours ago
Caroline received a $526 second payment.
"Since I started business in the area, I could not make good profit because people had desire to buy my items but high rate of poverty could not allow them to do so. They could opt for the most basic items like food. But upon getting the transfer, my business suddenly picked. I have made good profit and that has enabled me to do other project like poultry keeping."
Perez's family
access_time 18 hours ago
Perez received a $545 second payment.
"Inlike in the past when I was seen as a beggar, I am now capable of paying school fees for my children with ease. I have a house which to me is still a dream. I have a peaceful mind, and this has contributed to good planning for my business. Sometimes back, I was diagnosed with ulcers due to worries, but that is no longer there. "