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.
Kenga's family
access_time 4 days ago
Kenga received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"With another rainy season on the horizon, I see another opportunity to grow food crops on my farm. My primary goal is to increase the stock of food we recently harvested from the last planting season. This will ensure that my family has an adequate food supply. With this, I aim to use the cash transfers to expand my vegetable-selling business into a kiosk business, which I believe will bring in more profits and provide greater stability. Currently, it is the sole source of income I rely on to support my children's education, and my greatest wish is for it to grow and generate more income."
Katana's family
access_time 4 days ago
Katana received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"I've harboured a long-standing aspiration to establish a small shop as a means of generating income. While I've been engaged in subsistence farming and livestock management, which are certainly commendable endeavours, they haven't consistently yielded substantial returns. Consequently, providing for my family's basic necessities, such as food and education for my children, has proven to be quite challenging. My current objective is to accumulate sufficient savings to procure a substantial inventory of cereals, sugar, and household goods that I can retail for a profit. This will help reduce our dependence on subsistence farming, which is both seasonal and subject to occasional failure. Launching the shop will establish a more dependable income source, and this is a goal I am committed to achieving in the upcoming year and beyond."
Priscilla's family
access_time 4 days ago
Priscilla received a $372 second payment.
"Running my business is a responsibility I take very seriously. It's not just a source of income; it's my livelihood, and I'm determined to make it thrive. I've put in a lot of hard work and dedication to ensure its success, and I have big plans for its future. One of my major goals is to expand the business further. I believe that by scaling up my operations, I can increase my profits and financial stability. This growth will also bring more employment opportunities to the community, which is something I'm passionate about. I want to contribute to the economic development of my area and create jobs for others. Additionally, my business aspirations extend to the point where I can save up enough funds to purchase a dairy cow. Having a dairy cow would be a significant asset for my family. Not only would it provide us with a steady supply of milk for our consumption, but it would also open up opportunities for us to sell surplus milk and generate additional income. To achieve these goals, I plan to continue managing my business diligently, exploring new strategies, and staying informed about market trends. With a lot of humility, I am grateful to GiveDirectly for enabling me to make all these possible within the shortest time, and will uphold this newfound status going forward."
Kazosi's family
access_time 4 days ago
Kazosi received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"Currently, my primary focus is on acquiring all the necessary materials to complete the construction of my two-room house. This new home will provide ample space to accommodate my family of three. Additionally, once the house is built, one of my goals is to purchase a bed and a mattress to furnish it. The prospect of achieving these objectives fills me with immense excitement and gratitude. The financial support I have received has been instrumental in helping me realize some of my dreams, such as regaining the ownership of a new house. I am truly thankful for the assistance that has made this progress possible."
Hamisi's family
access_time 4 days ago
Hamisi received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"In the coming year and beyond, my objective is to establish my own vegetable-selling business. This endeavor will serve as an additional and reliable source of income for me. By generating extra income, I will be able to better provide for my family's needs, including purchasing food and covering school fees. I cannot express enough how genuinely delighted and excited I am about the assistance I have received through these transfers. The support has been instrumental in ensuring that my children continue to receive an education and have enough food to sustain them, particularly during these challenging economic circumstances."
Mohammed's family
access_time 4 days ago
Mohammed received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"My primary objective is to pursue additional income-generating opportunities. Specifically, I aim to establish a livestock buying and selling enterprise. By engaging in this business venture, along with my existing poultry project, I anticipate earning a substantial income that will enable me to provide for my family's needs. I am incredibly appreciative of the transfer I received, as it has had a profound impact on various aspects of my family's well-being, including our health. Overall, we are in a much better situation now. This financial support has been particularly crucial for me since I lost my job in the mining sector back in 2020, during the initial outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic."
Purity's family
access_time 4 days ago
Purity received a $304 third payment.
"Receiving the second transfer from GiveDirectly was a great relief for my family. It provided us with an opportunity to address some pressing needs. First, I allocated $300 for my son's education, specifically to cover his transition to secondary school in January. With him being in Grade 8 and preparing for his final exams, I wanted to ensure that he had all the necessary fees and supplies for a seamless start to his secondary education. I have every confidence that he has the potential to excel in his studies. In addition, I spent $50 on a sack of maize, which is a staple for my family of six. We use it for sustenance and potential income generation through surplus sales. To improve our living conditions, I invested $30 in household goods, including toiletries and kitchenware, and purchased a new mattress for $20, replacing the old one. I also spent $10 on transportation costs to bring all these purchases home. Lastly, I utilized the remaining amount to cover labor charges on my farm, which enhanced our agricultural productivity. I am grateful for the support from GiveDirectly, which has helped us to address some of our most pressing needs and improve our quality of life."
Jane's family
access_time 4 days ago
Jane received a $358 second payment.
"At present, I am running a food business every Tuesday during market days. This venture has been instrumental in financing our ongoing farming activities. Moving forward, I am looking to expand my agricultural endeavors on the acre of land I own. My goal is to maximize its potential, not only to ensure ample production of food for our own sustenance but also to generate a surplus that can be sold, providing us with a steady source of income. This vision represents a significant step towards achieving greater self-sufficiency and financial stability for myself and my family. It underscores my commitment to long-term agricultural growth and prosperity."
Cynthia's family
access_time 4 days ago
Cynthia received a $358 second payment.
"My goal is to fence my land and establish a poultry project. Although I don't have a specific plan in place at the moment, I am considering starting the poultry project with a few hens, allowing them to multiply over time. I am optimistic that, with patience and effort, I can transform this vision into a reality. In summary, I am grateful for the progress I have made so far."
Khwaka's family
access_time 4 days ago
Khwaka received a $1241 second payment.
"I want to farm and have a cow."