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.
Harriet's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Harriet enrolled.
"When I receive this money, I will buy some land and partly pay for my children's school dues."
John's family
access_time over 4 years ago
John enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is unemployment. I finnished school 2 years ago and upto now i have not got a job leaving me with an option of casual labouring within the village."
Sarah's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Sarah received a $253 second payment.
"I will make a plan on how to buy building materials so that by the end of around four months, I should be able to build a new house. I live in a very small house whose walls have been wearing off from time to time and today it is at risk of collapsing if nothing is done about it in the near future."
Ketula's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Ketula received a $445 second payment.
"My life is different in that, I have owned cows and replaced house hold items that had got burnt in my house. I have a peaceful mind because I paid all the debts that I had and also paid the medical expenses for treating my daughter's. I couldn't have saved my daughter's life had I not recieved this money and at my old age I wouldn't have owned the cows I currently have."
Loy's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Loy received a $445 second payment.
"Through this support I was able to under gone surgery that has improved my health. I would have not under gone surgery had I not recieved this transfer from GiveDirectly because it costed a lot of money that I didn't have in person. I would have lost my life."
Esther's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Esther received a $445 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I have owned 2 piglets that I intend to keep for my children's education. I am also having new beddings, a water drum, four jerry cans and I was able to seek proper medical treatment for myself and children with this transfer. Previously , I used to sell the tittle food I had for paying medical bills and school fees."
David's family
access_time over 4 years ago
David received a $253 second payment.
"I expect to live a different life because right now I am in search of a job particularly driving jobs. I have been jobless for some time now but I think its time to change the narrative and become employed as a full-time driver."
Eresi's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Eresi enrolled.
"Recieving this money means that I will be able to use it for varnishing my house. I shall plaster and cement the house using this transfers."
Christine's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Christine received a $253 second payment.
"I plan to erect a new structure for my birds since I have been keeping the chicken in a small area where I personally feel that they are congested, so even increasing the size of the brood becomes a challenge."
Yashin's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Yashin received a $445 second payment.
"My life is better now because I have constructed an iron roofed house, bought some goats and cleared debts. I am a debt free man. I wouldn't have done this if it was not for these transfers. Previously , I was sleeping in a grass thatched house. I had many debts, the owners of the money used to give me a lot of pressure and I was not free to stay in the village. "