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.
Josphat's family
access_time 21 hours ago
Josphat received a $24 eighteenth payment.
"I currently reside in a one-room house made of mud. However, I have a dream of constructing a stone house. My aspiration is to provide my family with a larger home, comprising at least two rooms. As my children are growing, I desire for them to have ample space and privacy. Presently, I work as a conductor, shuttling between Mtwapa and Mombasa Town. My plan is to diligently save from my work earnings and also allocate funds from my transfers towards realizing this dream."
Agnes's family
access_time 21 hours ago
Agnes received a $24 twenty-second payment.
"I aspire to start my own business and provide for my family. My vision is to open a shop offering a diverse range of products, including vegetables, charcoal, and more. Currently unemployed and at home, I am diligently saving up the $150 needed to kick-start this venture. My ultimate goal is to not only generate sufficient profit but also to save up for future endeavors."
Irine's family
access_time 21 hours ago
Irine received a $307 second payment.
"GD has made a significant difference by giving us a considerable transfer. This assistance has rekindled our fading dreams, helping us to achieve what appeared out of reach. I am quite glad that, thanks to the relocation, we now have a wonderful residence that provides safety and security. We no longer have to hunt for a dry spot during the rainy season because our former house was prone to leaks. Thanks to GD, we now have a nice and dependable place to live."
Elizabeth's family
access_time 21 hours ago
Elizabeth received a $375 second payment.
"Life has been a relentless struggle ever since my spouse's employment fell victim to scandal, leaving us in a state of financial uncertainty. With four people to feed, the weight of responsibility pressed heavily on me. When the unconditional cash transfer arrived, I seized the opportunity to alleviate some of our burdens. Handing over $200 to settle the debt hanging over my spouse's return to work felt like lifting a boulder off our chests. Though the amount didn't clear the entire debt, it paved the way for a fresh start, a chance to reclaim stability in our lives. With renewed hope, we looked towards the future, knowing that soon my spouse would be back on his feet, free from the shackles of past mistakes. With this weight lifted, I turned to securing our children's education, paying the school fees for my three kids in lower grades with a sense of relief. No longer would they face the threat of being sent home due to unpaid fees, promising brighter academic prospects ahead. Additionally, I ventured into livestock rearing, purchasing a goat with the belief that it would thrive in our region's favorable climate, providing a sustainable source of income in the future. And finally, venturing into the hospitality business with a new hotel in our village was a bold move empowered by GiveDirectly's support. Now, instead of relying on uncertain commission-based income, I had a stable source of profit, earning $6 and laying the foundation for a more secure future for my family."
Nambuya's family
access_time 22 hours ago
Nambuya received a $1187 second payment.
"I want to buy enough land so that i am able to grow enough crops for my family"
Wakooli's family
access_time 22 hours ago
Wakooli received a $1187 second payment.
"I want to buy land and construct a better house"
Tusufu's family
access_time 23 hours ago
Tusufu received a $24 twenty-second payment.
"Looking ahead, my focus is on establishing a thriving vegetable-selling kiosk in my community. This venture will be a lasting legacy that will endure beyond the conclusion of the project. I am committed to financing this initiative through the proceeds from my chicken business and the transfers I receive, ensuring its sustainability and long-term success. The positive transformation that these transfers have brought to my life fills me with happiness and gratitude."
Kadzo's family
access_time 23 hours ago
Kadzo received a $24 twenty-sixth payment.
"This coming year ,my goal is to establish a livestock business focusing on goats. This will improve my family's financial stability even further. I plan to use part of the profits from my sardine business and upcoming transfers to invest in purchasing goats. I believe this venture will provide a sustainable source of income for my family in the long term. Additionally, I aim to continue providing for my children's education and well-being. By investing in their schooling, I am investing in their future and empowering them to achieve their goals. I am grateful for the support I have received from GiveDirectly, which have helped me provide a more sustainable and dignified means of supporting my family. I am confident that I can continue to improve my family's standard of living and contribute positively to my community."
Herbert's family
access_time 23 hours ago
Herbert received a $24 twenty-second payment.
"In the coming year, my main goal is to expand my business for increased growth and profit. This expansion will support me in covering school fees for my remaining eight children, who are currently in primary and secondary schools. Presently, I possess a total of twenty-one goats, sheep, and chickens, and I aim to double this number by the end of the year. I plan to achieve this goal by saving and utilizing the transfers I receive. Expanding my business not only secures my income even after the project concludes but also ensures a better future for my family. I am sincerely grateful to this organization for positively transforming my life."
Viola's family
access_time 1 day ago
Viola received a $140 initial payment.
"Receiving the first transfer left me overwhelmed with happiness, unsure of whom to thank at that moment. The struggles my family of six endured to secure basic household goods were huge for us, and the idea that someone unknown would step forward to offer financial support seemed unimaginable. From the challenges of obtaining water to ensuring my children had enough food, life has been incredibly difficult. However, this moment brought hope to our household. The relief that came with receiving the money meant I could finally provide for all the needs of my five children. Since I was alone when I received the news, I had to wait until my children returned from school in the evening to share the excitement with them. After two days, I collected the money from the nearby shopping center, ready to put it toward the planned needs."