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.
Rashid's family
access_time 5 days ago
Rashid received a $24 twenty-sixth payment.
"I have a motorcycle which is my bread and butter, my wife has a small vegetable stall where she sells vegetables fruits and fish from. She is still at the starting stages and although I had hoped that my earnings from my Motorcycle business would contribute towards boosting her business it has note been the case. I am saving so as I can heave enough to take a shop and expand the business to her being able to have her own shop rather than the stall which needs her to load and offload it daily."
Santa's family
access_time 5 days ago
Santa received a $24 twenty-sixth payment.
"I have started savings since being enrolled in the Givedirectly program. I plan to save to a point that I can afford to buy goats. Goats are easy animals to rear, with the periodic droughts we face its easy to graze a goat than any other animals while poultry are cash intensive due to the Newcastle disease. I plan to buy goats and breed them, increase my herd so that I can sell and use in case of need."
Karembo's family
access_time 5 days ago
Karembo received a $24 twenty-sixth payment.
"I wish that all my children could go through school to the end and though my oldest dropped out I hope to ensure that the younger ones will not be lost. My plan is to spend my transfers educating my children. I would want for each of them to finish their primary and Secondary school. I also want to invest in a few animals which I plan to rear and I can sell them in times of need especially with school."
Brian's family
access_time 5 days ago
Brian received a $24 twenty-sixth payment.
"I used to think of dreaming as a pursuit of the ric but now I would county myself a dreamer. I have 30 chicken which I sell and buy as well as breed. I plan on increasing this numbers by much more. I also plan on starting a shop. When the chicken are many I can sell as significant number and buy goats which I can breed and sell off to have money and start a retail shop business for general household items."
Fredrick's family
access_time 5 days ago
Fredrick received a $24 twenty-sixth payment.
"I am now working towards my goal this year of having a new three room, tin roofed house. I will need about 30 sheets and I have already gotten 20 sheets. I have savings in my savings group that will enable me to take a loan that will go into paying for the mason who will help with the house. I anticipate that by September the house will be almost done. I will have more room as my children will have somewhere to sleep, we will also have a room with my wife and an area to entertain guests. We will no longer be sharing the house with our children which will some privacy for my wife and I as our children as growing up. Givedirectly have allowed us to live in dignity."
Gilbert's family
access_time 5 days ago
Gilbert received a $309 third payment.
"In the years ahead, my biggest dream is to keep studying until I finish in 2026. This makes me very happy. I feel proud and hopeful about my future. Every step I take toward graduation fills us with joy. I want to make myself happier by achieving my goal. So, I'll keep working hard and studying until I reach that special day in 2026 when I become a graduate."
Veronica's family
access_time 5 days ago
Veronica received a $309 second payment.
"In the next year, my primary goal is to improve the living conditions for my family of five by constructing a 2-room house. Currently, we reside together in a single-room dwelling, which often compromises our privacy, especially as my children are teenagers now. To accomplish this task, I have devised a plan to allocate $300 towards the construction expenses. My intention is to utilize the proceeds from the maize farm to raise this amount. By reinvesting the profits from our agricultural efforts, I aim to gradually save up enough funds to initiate the construction project. The construction of a 2-room house will not only provide us with more space and privacy but also enhance our overall living standards. It is a significant step towards creating a more comfortable and conducive environment for my family's well-being. I am committed to this goal and will diligently work towards achieving it in the upcoming year. I am optimistic that we will be able to realize our dream of having a better home for our family."
Miriam's family
access_time 5 days ago
Miriam received a $309 second payment.
"When I received the transfers, I carefully allocated the funds to address various needs within my family. I used $200 to cover school fees for my daughter, who was starting grade 9, ensuring that she could continue her education uninterrupted. Additionally, I invested $160 in purchasing three goats, which would serve as a valuable asset for our family's future income. A portion of the funds, $50, was allocated for harvesting maize, contributing to our food security. Another $40 was spent on purchasing food for the household, ensuring that we had nutritious meals to sustain us. As a family of eight, we depend on my husband, Elijah, who works as a casual laborer to earn a living. His hard work and dedication provide for our family's needs, and the assistance we received has eased some of the financial burdens we face. I am grateful for the support provided through the transfers, as it has allowed us to prioritize our children's education and invest in assets that will benefit us in the long term. With this assistance, our children can now stay in school without interruption, paving the way for a brighter future for our family."
Tarkok's family
access_time 5 days ago
Tarkok received a $309 third payment.
"In the next year, my goal is to plant mango trees in the kitchen garden that I fenced using the transfers. I aim to grow up to 20 trees, which will serve as a source of income for my family of five. To accomplish this project, I estimate that I will need $50. To raise the necessary funds, I plan to sell some of my goats. By reallocating assets from one venture to another, I can invest in a sustainable, long-term opportunity for generating income. Planting mango trees not only offers the potential for future earnings but also contributes to the overall sustainability and resilience of our household. As the trees mature, they will provide a steady supply of fruit, which can be sold or consumed, thus enhancing our financial stability and food security. I am excited about the prospects of this project and remain committed to its success. I am confident that planting mango trees will be a worthwhile investment for the future well-being of my family."
Festus's family
access_time 5 days ago
Festus received a $309 second payment.
"In the next year, my goal is to embark on extensive horticulture farming to not only provide income but also ensure food security for my family of four. To initiate this project, I estimate that I will need a capital investment of $120. My plan is to save the profits from the watermelon business to accumulate the necessary funds for this new venture. By reinvesting the profits from the watermelon business, I aim to gradually save up enough capital to kickstart the horticulture farming project. This approach allows me to leverage the success of my current business to create opportunities for growth and diversification in the future. Horticulture farming presents a promising opportunity to generate income and provide nutritious food for my family. I am optimistic about the prospects of this venture and remain committed to working diligently to achieve our goals. "