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.
James's family
access_time over 4 years ago
James received a $462 initial payment.
"The cash transfer has transformed my life alot. I am very happy because my earlier dreams of constructing an iron roofed house have come true. Previously, I was too worried and bothered on where to find money to thatch my leaking huts. However, with the cash transfers, I am happy that I will be saved from this tragedy. I am very grateful to GiveDirectly for the cash transfer."
Harriet's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Harriet received a $462 initial payment.
"Right from the day that I received te cash transfer, I felt very different. I feel very lively and super happy. I feel at peace because I able to purchase clothes and food for my family. Previously, I was hard up and I could not afford most basic needs such as food and clothes. We used to sleep on hand wooven mats and we could go hungry without food."
Joyce's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Joyce received a $462 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life so far is that all my family members are happy. This is because the cash transfers have enabled us purchase saucepans and bedding, we can afford to have decent food. Previously we had old dusty mattresses that were very ashaming and we could hardly afford three meals."
Annah's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Annah received a $23 fifteenth payment.
"I want to build a new kitchen structure because currently, I cook in the open air space where I normally face a lot of challenges in terms of getting exposed to the extreme weather conditions especially during windy or rainy seasons."
Rose's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Rose received a $23 fifteenth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next few months. I shall have saved the transfers towards buying building materials i.e cement and sand to use in plastering my house which was built in the previous years but could not be plastered because we earned so little from casual work that would not even sustain our large family properly."
Mwenda's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Mwenda received a $543 initial payment.
"I was woken up by a message notification on my phone. On checking to know the sender, I realized that it was from GiveDirectly confirming that I had received some money from them, the money that I was anxiously waiting for. At that moment, I became so happy about the transfer for it would impact my life positively."
Dhahabu's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Dhahabu received a $543 initial payment.
"The moment I received my transfer I felt very happy. It was late in the night when I had the message alert on my phone. I could not hide my joy when I realized it was a notification message from Give directly informing me they had sent the money. I decided to stay calm in fact I went back to sleep and digest the good news."
Sidi's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Sidi received a $543 initial payment.
"The moment I received the transfer, I felt very happy. I have a small baby that I have to breastfeed at night. This was just one of the days that I had to wake up and was feeding my baby, and in the process, I had my message tone ring. I had to check it because I did not expect anyone to text me at that time. Upon reading the message I just realized that the transfer had been sent. I decided to stay calm and went back to sleep with the baby. When morning came I broke the good news to my husband who could not contain himself after getting the good news."
Ngira's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Ngira enrolled.
"I majorly depend on farming but this economic activity has not been reliable for the last two consecutive seasons because of droughts. This has forced my husband and I to rely on charcoal burning as the only source of income for the family. The job is very tedious and usually makes me feel so exhausted. Therefore, lack of reliable source of income is my biggest hardship."
Grace's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Grace received a $543 initial payment.
"When I first saw the confirmation message from the service provider that I had received the transfer, I could not hold my happiness. I woke my husband up to at least confirm with me the good news that had come to our family. My eyes were filled with tears of joy since I was seeing this as a complete turn of events. I was realizing that the poverty that we have been swimming in would soon come to an end. I thanked God for the great promise that He had delivered through GiveDirectly. The joy has never ended to date since every time we get to work, we do pray God that He may open more doors so that we completely forget how poverty looks like in our lives."