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.
Dennis's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Dennis received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I shall have bought my second motorcycle and I will be proud owner of two motorcycles and definitely have more income for myself and make more investments in future. I have the confidence of being able to pay back the loan that will be used to purchase the motorcycle since I will use income from the two motorcycles."
David's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
David received a $49 eighth payment.
"I saved part of the money I recently received in our table banking group to boost my savings which are quite less compared to what the rest have. We also agreed as a group that we should be saving most of the money whenever we can for better use when after good savings have been made. I then added some of my own savings to the rest of the money and bought aa three-seater chair."
Nelly's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Nelly enrolled.
"Limited financial resources has been my biggest impediment in life. This has resorted to insufficient food in my home, lack of school fees for my children and provision of other basic needs. One of my biggest worries as at now is how my 3 children will transition to secondary school next year at one go. The finances required for their shopping, transport and fees overwhelms me. I am grateful though that GD has come to my aid just in time. "
Conoria's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Conoria enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I am faced with is maintaining a family alone as a widow. I have four children in school but providing their needs is such a big charllage to me. I do not have land that I can cultivate to get food so I do casual labour most of the time. Sometimes I have had to borrow small portions of land to cultivate but what is produced is not usually enough to take care of the family the whole season. Life is not easy. "
Emmanuel's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Emmanuel enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I will be able to buy a piece of land that I can cultivate. I will also buy cows that can reproduce. With this, I will be in position to marry a wife."
Janeth's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Janeth enrolled.
"Inability to provide for my children's needs adequately is the biggest hardship i have faced in my life. My husband who is a motorcycle rider is the sole breadwinner in our family and we usually spend the money he earns daily on food. Sometimes my children fail to attend school like others since they spend most of their time home due to lack of school fees.I see my husband struggle alot but i hope our struggles will soon end immediately we receive our first transfer from GD since i plan to engage in income generating activities in order to support him."
Ann's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Ann received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"My expectation in the near future is to buy a pickup truck to help me supply my farm produce. Having decided to do intensive and improved farming, I want to increase my scope of supply too. Doing so requires an efficient transport system hence the need to buy a pickup. This I pray will go along way in ensuring that I get more financially stable and be able to pay the school for my children. I also pray that it will enable me to build a permanent house."
Jumwa's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Jumwa received a $524 second payment.
"My life is different from how it would have been if I could have never received transfer from GiveDirectly. I don't think I could have built a house for my mother-in-law. I have done several projects including buying a bull and paying school fees for my child. I used to feel bad seeing my mother in law sleeping around because her house collapsed and could not build another one or repair the old one because she was old and could not afford to employ people to put the structure up. She was old and needed a decent place to call home. I feel so happy when I see her rest in her own place in the evening. Thanks to GiveDirectly for enabling me to do all these. The best part of it is seeing my child going to school like other children after paying the school fee. I feel at peace in my heart and I am more ambitions of meeting my other personal goals."
Sidi's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Sidi received a $524 second payment.
"My life is different from how it would have been if I never received the transfer from GiveDirectly. I don't think I would have managed to extend my house or boost my business. These are the biggest goals I have always wanted to achieve but due to lack of enough money, I kept on postponing them. I now have peace of mind because my business is doing well and the fact that I have a separate room where my children sleep makes me a proud mother. They are still not of an age but I had desired to have them sleep comfortably in their own room because they will soon become mature young adults."
Cynthia's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Cynthia received a $523 second payment.
"My life is currently different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in that, I would not have managed to build a spacious house. I could still be probably living in a leaky grass thatched house where I was being rained on. I am glad that today, I live in a spacious iron roofed house where I do not worry about any weather condition. I also managed to buy bulls that my husband uses to prepare people's farms and in return get the money which has helped us to take care of the basic things. He used to depend on casual jobs which were unreliable. I am glad that most of the goals have been met not forgetting the dowry which he was able to pay that has brought joy in my heart as a woman."