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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Jackson's family
access_time 4 days ago
Jackson received a $538 initial payment.
"At first, I thought it was a lie, that GD won't be sending the transfers due to the experience I've had with other organisations, but on seeing the message, I was happy that the promise had finally been fulfilled. I thanked God and GiveDirectly for the money I received."
Karisa's family
access_time 4 days ago
Karisa received a $538 initial payment.
"The moment I saw the message from GD, I was filled with joy in my heart and at least I could afford a laughter after many days of sorrows. I felt a tinge of happiness coming out of my heart after I confirmed that indeed I had received the amount as promised by GiveDirectly."
Gipson's family
access_time 4 days ago
Gipson received a $538 initial payment.
"When I first saw the message, I couldn't believe my eyes. Receiving such a large sum of money to me was a miracle. I felt happy and peace in my heart because of the anticipated changes the money would bring to my life."
Benson's family
access_time 4 days ago
Benson received a $538 initial payment.
"The biggest difference that this transfer has brought into my life is that at first I owned nothing but now I have my own house in a stable state and a pair of oxen."
Shida's family
access_time 4 days ago
Shida received a $538 initial payment.
"The transfer has enabled me to buy cows and goats of which to me are all collateral for the future. I know in case of any financial crisis I can sell them at a profit to overcome such a crisis."
Mwanasiti's family
access_time 4 days ago
Mwanasiti received a $538 initial payment.
"I received my transfer on the 6th of November at around 5 am. I was woken up by the message from GiveDirectly. Seeing the message really brought great joy into my life and I felt happy since the transfer would help me to accomplish many things that I was not able to do in life."
Zeina's family
access_time 4 days ago
Zeina received a $537 initial payment.
"I saw the message at around 6 am in the morning. On checking, it was from GiveDirectly, informing me that I had received my first transfer as promised. I jumped with happiness and thanked the Almighty God for receiving such a huge sum of money."
Martlida's family
access_time 4 days ago
Martlida received a $537 initial payment.
"The transfer has brought many changes into my daily life. initially, I didn't own even a single livestock but thanks to GiveDirectly, for now, I have a pair of oxen to aid in my farming and early land preparation since timing is important in my area due to unreliable rainfall."
Halima's family
access_time 4 days ago
Halima enrolled.
"As a housewife, I rely so much on my husband for provision of family needs such as food, education and medication. Receiving this money means I will be able to open a shop at Guruguru, having my own income will bring an end to over reliance on my spouse. "
Dama's family
access_time 4 days ago
Dama enrolled.
"With the failing rains in our area, one can not harvest much. This makes food security a big struggle in my household. Inadequate finances makes it even harder to get food for my family from the shops and this forces us to forego certain meals mostly breakfast and supper. "