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.
Ben's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Ben received a $49 fourth payment.
"When I received my rent transfers, I spent half the amount to pay house rent and the remaining amount I spent on household shopping. This really pushed my household for several more weeks."
Susan's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Susan received a $49 fourth payment.
"I am planning to pay my children's school fees as they resume school. Then I will see to it that I open a kiosk to help me earn more income to better the future of my children. I will ensure they receive the best I never had."
Mercy's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Mercy received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change immediately because I will be owning a dairy cow. A productive dairy cow that I will purchase at the end of May will be an additional source of income. Meeting my daily needs will be a lot easier and a smooth task."
Robert's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Robert received a $364 second payment.
"Apart from the clothes business, I have been yearning to also start a shoes selling business to run parallel with the cloth business. In the near future when I receive my next transfers, I will see into it that I start a shoe business."
Solomon's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Solomon received a $364 second payment.
"My life is very different since I started receiving my transfers. This is because initially I used to survive from hand to mouth. I had no savings and a times I was forced to go without food. But ever since I started receiving these transfers and managed to start my own business this has changed. I can now save and even settle my primary needs comfortably without having to struggle."
Wilkista's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Wilkista received a $23 fifteenth payment.
"I expect to save some of the transfers to buy more building materials to use in plastering the house. My house will be beautiful and the envy of everyone in the village. I will have livestock for rearing which I can sell later during financial difficulties. When my children are sent away from school to clear fee balances."
Filgona's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Filgona received a $23 fifteenth payment.
"I plan to boost my small business which I have been running for the last few years to sustain my family. I will start out by buying a huge stock of dagaa so that when I finally sell them out at retail price, it means that the profit margins will be bigger than what I generate today."
Pamela's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Pamela received a $23 fifteenth payment.
"My kitchen is thatched and leaks whenever it rains. It is old and on the verge of falling down at any time. I have started buying building materials that I want to use in building a kitchen using the previous transfers. I expect to save and buy more building materials that I will use to build a new kitchen."
Morine's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Morine received a $23 eleventh payment.
"I want to save some more to buy building materials that I plan to use in plastering my house. I had built a house in the previous years but I had not plastered it because I had other commitments and also earned so little from casual labour that could only buy food to feed my family."
Sharon's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Sharon received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I am thinking of further investments that can help our family move towards being financially stable. A part from improving my maize selling business, I plan to have additional livestock for the family. Such assets shall be of great assistance especially during times of financial difficulties."