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.
Lusi's family
access_time 5 years ago
Lusi received a $450 second payment.
"My life is different in that, I have repossessed my farm land and I have cultivated g-nuts and cassava. I'm noe very happy that I have got back my farm land. Before these cash transfers, I rented farm land to cultivate."
Joyce's family
access_time 5 years ago
Joyce received a $450 second payment.
"My life has improved because through these cash transfers, I acquired a television set which keeps me updated on what is going on around the world. I have also built another permanent house for my children. Prior to these transfers, I could not afford to buy a television set and the house I had was not spacious enough for my family."
Nicholas's family
access_time 5 years ago
Nicholas received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months because I will have bought a cow. I plan to buy a cow because there is high demand for milk in this area. Animal feeds also do well in this region and I think I should take advantage of that. I also have enough space and equipment and the right skills for rearing a dairy cow. I will, therefore, continue saving my monthly income and buy a cow."
Lucy's family
access_time 5 years ago
Lucy received a $450 second payment.
"Currently, my life has changed as I feel really happy knowing that I have my plot of land that I will soon shift to after constructing on it. This will help me to be independent and avoid a lot of quarrels that happen in this place that I am now staying. Before getting this transfer, the thought of me shigting was almost impossible because raising such big amount of money was difficult yet the quarrels are increasing everyday."
Astalko's family
access_time 5 years ago
Astalko received a $450 second payment.
"My life is currently different because I am able to raise money to support my family and myself in terms of feeding. This is through the money I get from my motorcycle business. Before getting this transfer, I used to do casual labor like farming in other people's farms, being a helper at a construction site among others to raise money to support my family needs. In addition to this, I am able to offer boda boda services to my community memebers since transportation is challenging. Prior to getting this transfer to buy a motorcycle, one would foot to either a near trading center in hope of getting a ride which in most cases was rare or call for a ride from the near by trading centre."
Ruth's family
access_time 5 years ago
Ruth received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that I shall have fixed an iron sheet roof and replace the grassed that one by buying building materials every month with the sent transfer. This is because at the moment the leaky grass thatched roof of my house is in a deplorable condition which has made it risky for our habitation."
Monica's family
access_time 5 years ago
Monica received a $22 twelfth payment.
"I don't expect much change but I am hopeful I will have commenced the construction of a permanent house where my children can stay in and enjoy the space."
Evaline's family
access_time 5 years ago
Evaline received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I am hopeful that I will have stabilized and reduced outsourcing for loans. I will be debt free. This will improve my relationship with my community members."
Aloys's family
access_time 5 years ago
Aloys received a $249 second payment.
"In the next four months, I wish to buy more cows which I will use in paying dowry for my wife. I have never paid dowry for my wife whom I got married to three years ago. This is very shameful and would want to handle this issue once and for all."
Joseph's family
access_time 5 years ago
Joseph received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"I expect to have finished the renovation of my house come the next six months and I will no longer get rained on anymore."