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.
Napengera's family
access_time 1 day ago
Napengera enrolled.
"I am currently facing a big challenge trying to maintain a steady income for my family of six. We primarily rely on charcoal burning and vegetable farming, but these jobs are so unpredictable due to weather changes. During rainy seasons, charcoal burning is impossible, so we rely heavily on vegetable farming. But that comes with its own set of challenges like market competition and price fluctuations. It is saddening because our financial situation is constantly affected by these factors. We struggle to make ends meet and provide for our family's needs. I feel like we are always on edge, never knowing if we will have enough to cover everything."
Eunice's family
access_time 1 day ago
Eunice received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"I am eagerly anticipating the completion of my tailoring and dressmaking course in December. After finishing, I plan to start my own tailoring business. To achieve this goal, I will save my transfers to purchase a sewing machine, which costs around $280. Once I acquire the machine, I will use the transfers to stabilize and grow my business until it becomes successful. My aspiration is to achieve financial stability by the end of this program, enabling me to take good care of my family. I want to ensure that, once the GiveDirectly program concludes, I will have accomplished something meaningful and have a lasting memory of the support it provided."
Dama's family
access_time 5 days ago
Dama received a $27 twenty-first payment.
"I am committed to transforming my farming practices by acquiring cows for plowing. To achieve this goal, I plan to continue investing my transfers in buying goats, which I believe will multiply and increase in value, allowing me to trade them for cows in the future. Additionally, I will use the proceeds to purchase an ox plow, eliminating the need for manual labor. I am confident that my plan will succeed, as I am determined to invest my transfers wisely and work towards a more efficient and productive farming system."
Amina's family
access_time 5 days ago
Amina received a $27 twenty-first payment.
"In the coming year and beyond, I want to engage in poultry farming and, if possible, start goat rearing. Since I do not have any source of income, once I establish this project, I will be able to sell chicken once they multiply. The income I get from selling chickens I will use to pay my college fees since I am planning to start my own salon business after completing my salon course. I have a passion for salon work; in fact, I already know the basics but I require more skills to do it perfectly. Once I complete this course, I will be self-employed and in a position to support providing basic needs for my family."
Julius's family
access_time 5 days ago
Julius received a $27 twenty-first payment.
"My greatest accomplishment is financing my children's education and ensuring they receive the necessary education to be successful. I grew up in a not well-off family and didn't have access to good education, which partly explains why I am currently struggling to take care of my family. My determination to provide a good education for my children is inspired by a neighbor whose children are very successful because they received a good education and now have good jobs that ensure them a better life. I am grateful for the financial support, and with this help, I will be able to finance my children's education. This support gives me hope that my children will have the opportunities I didn't have and will be able to lead successful lives."
Kasena's family
access_time 5 days ago
Kasena received a $27 twenty-ninth payment.
"My greatest accomplishment is to build a new, spacious house for my family. With the monthly savings I am diligently setting aside, I am confident that I will achieve this goal. I have set a timeline to complete the construction by next year in March. This goal holds immense significance for me because I have long desired to provide a larger and more comfortable home for my family, but financial constraints have been a major obstacle. I am extremely grateful for the financial support I have received so far, as it has played a crucial role in transforming my life and bringing me closer to realizing this dream."
Kenga's family
access_time 5 days ago
Kenga received a $27 twenty-first payment.
"My grass-thatched house is currently leaking severely, posing a significant challenge for me and my wife to live comfortably. My goal for the coming year and beyond is to repair the roof of the house. Given my expertise in weaving papyrus reeds, the main cost I will incur is for labor charges. I aim to complete the roof renovation by the end of July, ensuring a comfortable sleeping environment for us. To achieve this, I plan to save a portion of my subsequent transfers to cover the labor costs. I am very grateful for the financial support I have received so far, which is helping me work towards improving our living conditions."
Mwambire's family
access_time 5 days ago
Mwambire received a $27 twenty-fifth payment.
"My main goal for the coming year is to complete the construction of my new house. Having assembled all the required materials, I am pleased with the progress and look forward to finishing the construction next month. This will ensure the safety and well-being of my family members. Once the house is completed, my focus will shift to supporting my daughter, who is in class six, in her educational journey. I aim to provide her with a good environment to achieve her dreams and gain the necessary education."
Karisa's family
access_time 5 days ago
Karisa received a $27 twenty-ninth payment.
"My greatest goal for the coming year is to construct a three-roomed house for my family. Currently, we live in a dilapidated one-room house. Building a new house will provide us with more space and allow us to host guests comfortably. To achieve this goal, I plan to save enough money through my savings group and use the funds for construction. Additionally, I can raise more money by selling some of the livestock I own. I am very appreciative of the financial support I have received so far, which has greatly helped me take care of my family and work towards this important goal."
Kache's family
access_time 6 days ago
Kache received a $27 twenty-fifth payment.
"My main focus is to ensure that my five children receive an education and ideally remain in school without facing interruptions, so they have the best opportunity to focus on their studies. I am grateful for the assistance I've received from GiveDirectly, which has enabled me to cover their tuition fees. However, my son and I rely on unstable jobs, and the income we generate is insufficient to meet all the expenses for my school-going children. Two of my children are in junior high school, where the costs are quite high. This is where I plan to allocate most of the funds. Although I also have a desire to raise livestock, the financial constraints caused by tuition fees make me uncertain about pursuing this at the moment. My hope is that by educating my children, they will have opportunities for future employment and be able to support me later on."