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.
Christine's family
access_time 2 days ago
Christine received a $372 second payment.
"My aspirations are focused on realizing a long-held dream: purchasing a piece of land where I can build rental stalls. With my background as a tailor, I plan to sell both new and used clothes, leveraging my expertise to curate a unique selection. This vision holds immense significance for me, as it promises stability and an end to the constant upheaval of moving from one area to another to provide for my children as a single parent. I've set a timeline to achieve this goal, aiming for the moment when my son graduates in two years. I believe that once I establish this business, not only will it provide a sustainable income for my family, but it will also grant us a sense of permanence and security we've longed for."
Mishi's family
access_time 2 days ago
Mishi received a $372 second payment.
"My utmost aspiration is to embark on a journey towards establishing a sustainable business rooted in agriculture. As soon as the rainy season commences and I acquire the necessary capital, I envision diving headfirst into this venture. This business endeavor holds the promise of not only providing me with a steady source of income but also enabling me to support my spouse in fulfilling our family's basic needs. With a fervent dedication to cultivating the land and harnessing the power of nature, I am determined to lay the foundation for a prosperous future where our family can thrive. Through hard work, perseverance, and a deep-rooted belief in the potential of agricultural pursuits, I am committed to realizing this vision and creating a livelihood that sustains us all."
Nabutaka's family
access_time 2 days ago
Nabutaka received a $592 initial payment.
"I was extremely happy for sure"
Namalwa's family
access_time 2 days ago
Namalwa received a $592 initial payment.
"I feel good because I have bought my piece of land and I paid fees for my children"
Rodah's family
access_time 2 days ago
Rodah received a $316 third payment.
"This year, my main focus is caring for the goats I bought with the previous transfers from GiveDirectly. They've started having kids, and I couldn't be happier to see them multiplying. It brings me joy and satisfaction to watch them grow. Taking care of these goats is not just a responsibility, but a source of happiness for me. Seeing them thrive fills me with pride and hope for the future."
Catherine's family
access_time 2 days ago
Catherine received a $316 third payment.
"When I received $450 from GiveDirectly, the most urgent need was paying for my children's school fees. With three kids in high school, the burden of fees felt overwhelming. Without hesitation, I used the entire amount to clear their fees for the current term. Now, with this term's fees taken care of, I'm already working hard to prepare for the next term. I firmly believe that investing in my children's education is crucial for our family's future. By obtaining a good education, they'll have opportunities for decent jobs, which will ultimately benefit them and our family in the long run."
Elijah's family
access_time 2 days ago
Elijah received a $316 third payment.
"My main goal for this year, as well as the years to come, is to begin a poultry farm. I strongly believe that this venture will bring significant benefits to both me and my family, particularly in terms of providing a stable income. To achieve this goal, I am fully committed to working diligently at my daily casual jobs. I understand the importance of saving and investing my earnings wisely to kickstart my poultry farm as soon as possible. Starting this business is not just a dream for me; it's a practical step towards securing a better future for my family. With determination and hard work, I am confident that I can turn this goal into a successful reality."
Priscah's family
access_time 2 days ago
Priscah received a $316 third payment.
"In the years to come and beyond, my biggest dream is to buy a place to call our own, a place where my three kids and I can finally settle down. As a single mother, our current home provides us with shelter, but it's not enough. I have a space to build a house, but I can't cultivate land there. With determination and the $160 I've saved from GiveDirectly, I'm working towards making this dream a reality. The thought of owning our own home fills me with happiness and hope. It's a dream that means so much to me and my family, and I can't wait to see it come true."
Namakoye's family
access_time 2 days ago
Namakoye received a $1181 second payment.
"i intend to put up a retail shop"
Kadzo's family
access_time 2 days ago
Kadzo received a $24 twenty-second payment.
"My son recently completed high school, achieving commendable results, although I, being illiterate, cannot fully comprehend the extent of his success. Despite the joy of his accomplishment, I am currently grappling with stress. I aspire to send him to college, but financial constraints weigh heavily on me. The pressing matter of reconstructing our house adds to my challenges. I find myself torn between these two crucial needs, both essential for our family's well-being. As a widow, I lack external support in making these decisions. I can only pray that, with my limited resources, I can make choices in the best interest of my son's education and the family's urgent need for a new shelter, given our current living conditions in the kitchen structure."