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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Alfred's family
access_time 3 hours ago
Alfred received a $252 second payment.
"In the next six months I expect to have paid a good part of the hospital debt. We are working hard with my wife on the casual labor trying to make ends meet and also looking forward to other new options since we are much eager to see the bill cleared."
Phoebe's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Phoebe received a $471 initial payment.
"I have been in position to pay my children's school fees with ease and on time with the transfers and because of this, I constructed an iron roofed house with the money I got from the harvest. I would have not construted the house if I had not got the GiveDirectly money because priority would be to pay the fees."
Kadija's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Kadija received a $471 initial payment.
"It has become easy for me to provide for my family since I received the money, my children are happy because I can afford food and pay their school fees. Before, I could involve all my family members including children to do casual labour for survival."
Pantaleo's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Pantaleo received a $471 initial payment.
"I hard ululation in the village and my mind told me that the money had been sent. On confirming that it was on phone, I got up from my bed, told my wife and hugged her as she ululated."
Susan's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Susan received a $471 initial payment.
"I became too much happy when I received the mobile money message. I felt releived from so many problems that I had because money was a solution."
Safina's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Safina received a $471 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is the anxiety I feel as I wait to use my blanket when the whether gets cold and the happiness I feel because I now have two mattresses in my house. I will give the old one to my children where they will sleep comfortably and I will use the new one. Prior to getting this money, I had small light bed sheets that would not accommodate the cold whether and my children slept on heaped clothing for a bed without covers or at times I would give them to put on my big clothes that would act as covers."
Grace's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Grace received a $471 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I am soon completing my bigger house. The house is left with fitting doors and windows that I plan to buy and fit with my second transfer. Currently I am sleeping in single roomed house with my 2 children that has deprived us privacy as parents."
Betty's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Betty received a $471 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I felt so happy that I had got money to enable me to buy bulls that will enhance early farming."
Sarah's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Sarah received a $471 initial payment.
"I received my money at around 6:00 am. I was very happy that moment because the money was going to enable me buy my own plot of land and household items."
Joseph's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Joseph received a $23 twentieth payment.
"In the next six months, I plan to start a small business to boost my income. Through this opportunity provide by GD, I would not want to go back to the struggles I used to go through of living on debts and begging. I want to better my life by saving part of my monthly transfers to start an income-generating activity like a business. I will want to use the transfers to stabilise the business and by the time the transfers come to an end, I know the business will be stable enough to sustain my needs for the future."