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.
Tsozi's family
access_time 29 days ago
Tsozi received a $26 tenth payment.
Sharon's family
access_time 1 month ago
Sharon received a $450 second payment.
"We used to live in one house made of grass thatched roof. The was was not in a good condition as it's roof was rotting and would leak during raining season. When we got our transfers, we prioritize on changing the face of our compound by building new house. As at now we have a two roomed house with a roof made of ironsheets. We couldn't afford to acquire materials duce to lack of finance as we do depend on farming which is a seasonal activity."
Kahindi's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kahindi received a $26 sixth payment.
Jane's family
access_time 2 months ago
Jane received a $26 sixth payment.
Petroniller's family
access_time 2 months ago
Petroniller received a $468 second payment.
"My new goal was to buy a cow because I come from a humble background where we don’t own any livestock. I married my wife without paying a dowry because I had nothing. I have since hoped to own livestock, which will enable me to pay her dowry someday. Getting these funds has enabled me to at least buy a cow, which is the beginning of my plan to have livestock."
Angioneter's family
access_time 2 months ago
Angioneter received a $470 initial payment.
"That early morning, I was on my way to shop to buy maize floor on credit so as to feed my youngest child when I received a message. Upon opening my messager, I found out that I had received my transfer and I was so happy that I was going to clear debt that I had in the shop and buy enough food for the family."
Julius's family
access_time 2 months ago
Julius received a $470 second payment.
"One of my biggest dreams is to major in milk production. I plan to realise this dream through the little savings I get from my farm and also by applying for a loan in the farmer's Sacco that I am a member of. With it, I believe that the future would be bright for me and my family."
Grace's family
access_time 2 months ago
Grace received a $454 second payment.
"Yes, I have. My new goal is to build a house on the piece of land that I bought with the transfers that I got from GiveDirectly. I want to settle there and do farming but I do not have the money needed to achieve my goal. I plan to buy a tree or two for construction with the little money that I will raise from my income-generating activities of selling vegetables and eggs."
Regina's family
access_time 2 months ago
Regina received a $471 second payment.
"Yes definitely. My new goal is to buy a piece of land because the ancestral land that I have settled on is not enough for both subsistence farming and grazing my cattle. Although I don't have enough money for now, I'm planning to save towards achieving this goal."
Brian's family
access_time 2 months ago
Brian received a $26 sixth payment.