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.
Eunice's family
access_time 2 days ago
Eunice received a $26 twenty-second payment.
"Upon completion of my diploma education, I anticipate a profound sense of joy and fulfillment, knowing that it represents a significant leap forward in my journey. This accomplishment stands as a testament to the boldness and sacrifices I've made along the way. Looking ahead, my aspirations extend beyond personal achievement. With the funds from my transfers, I intend to invest in the education of my three children, recognizing the invaluable gift of knowledge and opportunity that I can provide them. Additionally, I plan to allocate a portion of these resources towards acquiring livestock, whether it be goats or cows. The vision is not just to possess these animals, but to see them thrive and multiply, contributing to our family's economic stability. Whether through the sale of offspring or utilizing cows for agricultural work, I see the potential for these investments to yield long-term benefits for us."
Salim's family
access_time 2 days ago
Salim received a $26 twenty-second payment.
"I recently made a significant decision to invest the savings from my matured savings that I had saved in our savings group into purchasing a cow for my livestock farm, and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. This choice has brought me immense satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment. Looking ahead, I'm motivated to continue saving within the group, with the goal of further expanding my livestock holdings once the savings mature again. Whether it's acquiring more goats or another cow, I'm optimistic about the potential for growth and multiplication within my herd. My vision extends beyond just raising animals; I see a future where the proceeds from selling these livestock enable me to pursue even greater aspirations. With careful planning, I aim to use the profits to establish a profitable business venture. Additionally, I harbor a personal dream of learning to drive a car, a goal that has always held a special place in my heart. By using a portion of the proceeds to enroll in a driving school, I'm taking steps toward realizing this ambition. Ultimately, I hope to leverage this newfound skill to secure employment and further enhance my prospects for success."
Hussein's family
access_time 2 days ago
Hussein received a $26 twenty-second payment.
"I aspire to not only complete my Diploma studies but also to embark on a new journey in livestock farming. Once I've achieved my educational goals, my plan is to utilize the funds from my transfers to invest in goats and cows, with the vision of seeing them multiply and thrive. My intention is to diligently nurture this livestock investment, allowing it to grow over time. With dedication and hard work, I hope to see the numbers of my livestock increase, ultimately leading to a profitable venture. The income generated from selling these animals will serve as a stepping stone towards establishing a business and create a stable source of revenue for my family."
Kauchi's family
access_time 2 days ago
Kauchi received a $26 twenty-second payment.
"My focus now is to renovate my house, which is on the verge of collapsing. This has become my urgent focus because the safety of my family depends on it. To make this happen as soon as possible, I've committed to saving $30 every month. It's a big challenge, but knowing that each dollar brings me closer to a safe and secure home gives me the motivation to keep going. With the help of GiveDirectly, I believe I can accomplish this. Fixing my house will not only provide immediate safety but also a stable foundation for a better future for my family. This renovation is more than just a project; it's a promise of security and comfort for those I love."
Kazosi's family
access_time 2 days ago
Kazosi received a $26 twenty-second payment.
"In the coming year and beyond, I hope to accomplish a few important goals that will improve my life and bring me peace of mind. After completing the roofing agenda and buying a bed, my next focus is on building pillars and adding skating around the base of my house. These additions will make my house stronger and more stable, able to withstand the strong winds we face each year. By reinforcing my house this way, I will feel more secure and safe, knowing that my family and I have a solid, protected place to live. This sense of security will allow me to sleep better at night and live each day with less worry, giving me peace of mind."
Sidi's family
access_time 2 days ago
Sidi received a $26 twenty-second payment.
"In the coming year and beyond, my biggest hope is to buy a cow. I am excited about this goal because I already have a growing herd of goats, and I know they will keep multiplying. Having a cow would take my small farm to the next level. To make this dream come true, I've decided to save at least $20 every month starting now. It's not going to be easy, but I'm determined. With patience and hard work, I believe I can reach my target. A cow would not only provide milk for my family but also give us another source of income, making our lives more secure and comfortable. This vision keeps me motivated every day, and I'm grateful to GiveDirectly for helping me get this far."
Philiph's family
access_time 2 days ago
Philiph enrolled.
"In my community, the Ilchamus, livestock keeping is a cherished tradition. Every household, including mine, has goats, sheep, and cows, all of which need ample pasture. However, our land has been completely invaded by Prosopis trees, leaving nothing to grow on the ground. This forces us to travel up to 10 kilometers daily to graze our animals at Saimo Soi location. I am deeply concerned because the animals need close monitoring; they are sometimes stolen in the bushes, which is a devastating loss for us. My family of 11 relies heavily on livestock rearing to earn a living. The thought of our animals being stolen fills me with anxiety, as it directly impacts our family's wealth and stability. Despite these challenges, I remain committed to preserving our way of life and providing for my family."
Lilian's family
access_time 2 days ago
Lilian enrolled.
"Raising school fees for my two children in grade 12 and grade 9 is a significant challenge I am currently facing. As a family of five, we primarily rely on my husband Jacob, who is a public servant, to earn a living. However, the $150 he earns each month is mostly spent on food for the household and partially on school fees, but it is not enough. We struggle to raise the $1500 needed yearly for their education, and we are often in arrears. To prevent them from being sent out of school, we frequently speak with the school heads, who graciously allow us extra time to gather the fees. Despite these accommodations, I fear the situation might escalate if we fail to raise the necessary amount. If that happens, our children might be sent out of school, which would be devastating for their education and future."
Kazungu's family
access_time 2 days ago
Kazungu received a $26 twenty-second payment.
"My goal in the coming year and beyond is to ensure that I gather all the necessary resources to purchase the building materials and construct a new house. Moving into a new, permanent house will provide me with much-needed peace of mind and ensure the safety and security of my wife and me. I am particularly concerned that our current makeshift structure will not withstand the harsh weather conditions of rain and wind. I am hopeful that, with the continued support from the financial transfers, I will be able to achieve this goal. The transfers have already significantly helped me in purchasing some building materials, and I am optimistic that they will enable me to complete the construction of our new home. This new house will not only protect us from the elements but also improve our overall quality of life. I am very grateful for the assistance and look forward to the day when we can move into our new, secure home."
Gona's family
access_time 2 days ago
Gona received a $26 twenty-second payment.
"My goal this year and beyond is to finance the education of my five children. Currently, they owe a significant amount in school fee balances, which I aim to clear to ensure they can attend their classes without any interruptions. Providing my children with a good education is paramount to securing their future. The financial support from the cash program has been a tremendous help in achieving this goal. I am incredibly appreciative of this assistance, which has allowed me to take concrete steps toward giving my children the best education possible. With continued support, I am confident that I can clear their outstanding school fees and ensure they have uninterrupted access to their education, paving the way for a brighter future for our family."