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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Mercy's family
access_time 3 days ago
Mercy received a $545 initial payment.
"Upon receiving the money from GiveDirectly, we really were very happy that the much-awaited favor was finally on our hands. We celebrated and thanked God who brought the organization into our village when we really needed such help."
Solomon's family
access_time 3 days ago
Solomon received a $471 initial payment.
"I felt very excited when I got my money because all a long I waited to acquire a motorbike but I never had enough money."
William's family
access_time 3 days ago
William received a $471 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I dress decently compared to the past when I could hardly afford a new shirt. I also bought a pair of oxen which will boost my labour force. I feel socially free in the community because the cash transfers have transformed my standards of living."
Halima's family
access_time 3 days ago
Halima received a $471 initial payment.
"The moment I received the transfer I became so happy, I could not begin spending the money immediately because the excitement was too much. I gave my self a period of a week to calm down."
Martine's family
access_time 3 days ago
Martine received a $471 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I felt happy because the poverty levels in my life were going to reduce."
Betty's family
access_time 3 days ago
Betty received a $471 initial payment.
"I became happy when I saw the mobile money message because it gave light to my life and from then misery was no more."
Charles's family
access_time 3 days ago
Charles received a $471 initial payment.
"My life has improved because I have deposited for an acre of land which I am yet to own after completing to clear the balance. Previously, I had a small piece of land which was not enough for me to farm. Secondly, I also acquired a bed and a mattress for a comfortable sleep."
Mariam's family
access_time 3 days ago
Mariam received a $471 initial payment.
"I recall hearing the phone buzzing that morning. When I read the message, I could not hold my happiness. I woke up my husband and showed him the mobile money message. we were full of joy on that day."
Hussein's family
access_time 3 days ago
Hussein received a $471 initial payment.
"My life has improved because I now own livestock ( goats and cows) which I am rearing for future purposes like paying schools fees for my children and milk consumption. Previously, I never owned any livestock because I could not afford. In addition, I bought solar energy for enough lightening in the house and charging my phone."
Deborah's family
access_time 3 days ago
Deborah received a $471 initial payment.
"I thank GiveDirectly for opening up a future for me and turning my life around, they have given me money which I am currently using as capital for running a produce business that generates income for meeting my family needs like school fees, medical bills, facilitate agriculture and many more. Secondly, GiveDirectly gave me a mobile phone that has connected me to many people, additionally, I can now use my phone to pay school fees directly to the school account for my children unlike before when I used to spend a lot of money on transport and feeding just to go and pay school fees either in the bank or to the school office. May God bless those who donated their money for me."