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.
Peter's family
access_time 5 years ago
Peter enrolled.
"My ambition is to become a successful businessman in future. I would want to invest in real estates, construct commercial buildings in Nairobi and Kiambu county. This counties are densely populated hence the demand of houses is high. I will be able to earn alot of profit from renting the houses and this will guarantee my family live a good life without having to struggle much. I will be able to provide my family with food, shelter and clothing as well as quality education to my children."
Gideon's family
access_time 5 years ago
Gideon received a $488 third payment.
"My goal right now is to save as much as I can going into the future so as to be able to buy another motorbike. Getting a new motorbike will ensure that my finances grow in bounds thereby giving me more financial freedom and financial ability to take care of other financial needs in the family. I will also be able to create employment opportunities for young youths who will be willing to take up the job and earn a living out of the business."
David's family
access_time 5 years ago
David received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months, my life will not be the same again since I will have started a poultry keeping project. This project will be my alternative source of income apart from dairy and crop farming. I will be using the money derived from this project to provide for my family needs and use the money from the other projects to support my children's education."
Samuel's family
access_time 5 years ago
Samuel enrolled.
"My top concern is family because as a casual labourer of collecting garbage and riding a motorcycle I barely have enough income for my family's upkeep. As a former street family, my wife and I work extra hard so that our children do not end up like us, we were both raised in slums and on the streets. We used drugs and had bad morals but my children gave me hope to be a better father and that is why I work for them to have food and other needs. I recently got involved in an accident while riding the motorcycle and got injured badly. I haven't been able to work efficiently and I still have a bruised face with painful joints. At this state I can not work so I now depend on my wife to support the family while am at home for the time being."
David's family
access_time 5 years ago
David received a $450 second payment.
"My life is better now because I sleep in an iron roofed house that I constructed with the GiveDirectly transfers. I have married my wife officially by paying dowery, this has gained me respect from both in laws and my wife. Previously, both my wife and her parents did not respect me and I was sleeping in a leaky hut."
Anna's family
access_time 5 years ago
Anna received a $450 second payment.
"There is a big difference in my life because I managed to pay my child's school fees in time. The transfers also facilitated agricultural activities and I am hopeful of getting good harvest come the season. Prior to receiving this money, my child could not stay at school due to lack of finacial support."
Puumera's family
access_time 5 years ago
Puumera received a $450 second payment.
"There is a big difference in my life because I bought oxen and an ox plough which has made ploughing easy. With this achievement I am able to plough on time. Before I got the money, I had no option but to hire oxen or use a hand hoe. I could get the oxen when the season for ploughing has past hence poor yields."
Janet's family
access_time 5 years ago
Janet received a $450 second payment.
"Life is different than it would have been because I sleep well on a bed with a mattress. Before, I used to sleep on the floor with just my old clothes as a bed and you wake-up having some body pain due to hardness of the ground."
Grace's family
access_time 5 years ago
Grace received a $450 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been because I have a spacious house now to accommodate my family. This brings me happiness. Before, it was an awful situation of sharing one single hut with all the children."
Naume's family
access_time 5 years ago
Naume received a $450 second payment.
"Before receiving this money, I lived a stressful life because I did not have enough household items especially utensils, Clothes and water drum. I did not have enough land too since we had mortgaged it for some loans. The kind of a house I currently occupy is too small to accommodate us all with the children. Our children are 5 in number and we all occupy one small grass thatched house. My life is now filled with joy because I have managed to clear all my debts and repossessed my land which I now farm on. Seconly, I have started house construction which is spacious enough. I do believe that I could have died without sleeping in a iron roofed house if it wasn't of GD transfers. Therefore, I want to commend GiveDirectly for the awesome things they have done. "