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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Esther's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Esther enrolled.
"Receiving this money means i will build a permanent house for my family."
Rose's family
access_time 16 hours ago
Rose received a $523 second payment.
"My life is different because I was able to settle college and school fees to my children. Had I not received this transfer, my daughter would have taken long time to graduate and the younger one would not have joined high school because I had used all my savings to buy medication to their father who is currently struggling with sickness."
Joseah's family
access_time 16 hours ago
Joseah received a $542 initial payment.
"Before GiveDirectly came to my village, I used to live a life full of worries on how to get money to pay for my children's education. I thank God because all this is in the past now since I was able to pay school fees for both first and second term for my child who is in high school. I am now happy that I have few arrears to clear before the end of this year and I am sure that I will have paid them by the end of March. This leaves me a stress-free parent this year and so far, this is the biggest difference the transfers has brought into my life."
Benard's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Benard received a $542 second payment.
"My life is different comparing with who I was in the past when I worked as a casual laborer in my neighbor's farm. I am now my own boss and carrying out my duties without supervision. My household's lifestyle has also improved because we can take dietary meals which was not the case in the recent past."
Carolinee's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Carolinee received a $523 second payment.
"My life has greatly changed because my children who had dropped out of college due to lack of fee managed to resume their classes and I now believe they will be empowered to become better people in future. I also managed to start a cereals business which I can rely on as a source of income."
Caroline's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Caroline received a $523 second payment.
"My life is currently different because I no longer depend on daily income from casual work in rich neighbors coffee farm. I bought a motorbike which has enabled my husband to venture into bodaboda business which is now earning the family income. My daughter who was almost dropping out of school had her fees settled. Had it not for this transfer, my daughter would have ended up dropping out of school and getting into early marriage as it is the common practice among the poor families in my community. I am now happy since I believe she will finish her studies and become a dependent member of my family. Building a new house gave us a lot of comfort and peace of mind. We no longer live with our children in the same room because our children now have their own room a factor that has created a lot of happiness in our family."
Jeniffer's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Jeniffer received a $542 initial payment.
"It was around 7.50 am when I was taking breakfast with my family when I received a message indicating that I had received some money from GiveDirectly. At that moment, I became so happy and informed my family that we should pray to thank God for the blessings that just came in and to bless where it came from. I then informed my husband to get ready so that he can go and withdraw the money since we had already planned for it and I was eager to start actualizing our plans."
Kilifi's family
access_time 19 hours ago
Kilifi received a $542 initial payment.
"Previously I was living in a house that was in a bad state and because I had no money to renovate it, It was swept away by rains, leaving me and my family without a home, and my hopes of building a new house ended that day. From then, I would seek accommodation from my neighbors who were willing to help, me and my family. Thanks to GiveDirectly since at this time, I am in my own house living happily with my family. Owning a house is the biggest difference in my daily life."
Monicah's family
access_time 20 hours ago
Monicah received a $542 initial payment.
"The moment I received my transfer I was very happy and relieved. I knew that finally, I was going to build a better house and even put up a small kitchen."
Benard's family
access_time 1 day ago
Benard received a $523 second payment.
"I have experienced a great change compared to my previous life. I now posses so many things which I never expected in my life. My children can now go to school without any hindrance, I have cultivated my two acres of land and have already planted sugarcane, out it I will be a rich man out of my farm production."