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.
Gladhys's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Gladhys received a $22 fifteenth 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."
Keletesia's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Keletesia received a $469 initial payment.
"Having heard a notification on my phone, I checked and was so delighted to see that I had received money from GiveDirectly. At that moment, I felt extremely happy knowing that I would send my child to school with out any debt."
Clement's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Clement received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"I look forward to harvesting and selling the vegetables that I have planted now to start saving towards starting up a bigger business to help increase the levels of income and change the lifestyle of my family."
Joash's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Joash received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"I plan to plaster my house to beautify it by saving and buying cement and sand. I also plan to buy iron sheets, wire mesh, nails, poles and timber to build a chicken pen to protect my chicken from stray animals."
Marseline's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Marseline received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"I expect to have finished the construction of a kitchen being that is my next project. This will allow me to cook comfortably. Come rain come sunshine my cooking will not be interrupted and my living room will no longer be a sub-kitchen."
Jennifer's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Jennifer received a $469 initial payment.
"Currently the biggest difference in my daily life is the joy I feel seeing that I was able to send my children to school on time as the money came in at the time of fees payment. In addition to this, I feel relaxed having my oxen that I will put together with another person to help in the cultivation. This will promote peace and harmony in my neighborhood. Before getting this transfer, together with my children we would go doing casual labor to raise their fees and money to cater for some home expenses."
Mary's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Mary received a $49 eighth payment.
"Before I gave birth, I had a clothes business which I hawked because I could not afford to rent a stall. I, however, had to pause for a while to take care of my newborn but I will revive it once the baby is four months old. I wish to expand the business by increasing the amount of stock I purchase and renting a stall because it would be hard hawking with my baby on my back. This will also give my customers an easy time finding me whenever they want some of the items I sell and I m sure the money I am currently setting aside will make it possible for me to buy more stock and rent a stall before the business stabilizes."
Joseph's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Joseph received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to have moved to my new house and God willing I will have bought a few livestock for rearing. This will be a great improvement and a milestone in my life."
Martine's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Martine received a $469 initial payment.
"I live a happy life and feel relieved because I cleared the school fees balances that had me thinking day and night. I wasn't settled because my children could soon be sent home anytime not until arrears are cleared. Secondly, I was able to give my children a decent and modest accommodation. They are no longer being bothered by bed bugs and dust since I floored and plastered their house. Lastly we can afford three meals day because I stocked enough food in the house. Prior to receiving this transfer, we barely had two meals and some days we survived on porridge the whole day. Therefore we had a poor diet which affected our health."
Teresia's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Teresia received a $49 eighth payment.
"Before GD came to my area with the money transfer program, I had no job and mostly depended on my mother for my needs. it was not such a good feeling because, at my age, the roles should be reversed. I had tried some domestic jobs but I had to quit at some point because they were quite irregular and the money I spent on my transport was even more than what I earned. Ever since I started receiving these transfers, I have managed to support my mother financially especially in critical areas such as paying part of my brother's school fees. I have also managed to start a small business on necklace and bracelet making for little income to take care of our daily needs. Even though I am still not where I would want to be financially, I know I am headed there with the great plans I have, and it is all thanks to GD."