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.
Katsenga's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Katsenga received a $545 initial payment.
"A message was on my phone at around 4:00 AM in the morning. Since I am a school drop out and doesn't know how to read, I just decided to wait until it was bright outside so that my sister who stays near by could ready it for me. I could hear a lot of noise outside my house from people. It seemed that people were celebrating but I did not know what was exactly happening. I just held myself until morning when I took the phone to my sister who broke the good news to me. I was very happy and knew that I will meet my goal of buying my own motorcycle."
Philiph's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Philiph received a $544 initial payment.
"A happy family is what I had lost hope on after passing of my wife. Since then many things have been going contrary to our expectation. Talk of the balanced died which my children used to enjoy which came to an end, the milk they used to take but came to an end when I sold the only cow to pay their school fees and also their consistent study time in school which came to an end when I failed to pay their school fees in time. Seeing all these settled and back to our old lifestyle is the biggest thing that has happened in my daily life. Thank you GiveDirectly for choosing to work with our village."
Kadii's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Kadii received a $544 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I was able to buy bulls. Previously, I could hire bulls so as to prepare my parcel of land, this was expensive because I had to sell charcoal or use profits from my business to support the project. I am a happy famer because I did not have to worry on using an extra cost to hire the bulls but I used my own this time round."
Amos's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Amos received a $23 eighth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to be living comfortably in my own house. I expect to have gotten married and will be living happily with my wife. I also expect my two sheep to be about to calf hence will be of a higher value and this will always be my happiness in life."
Kahindi's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Kahindi enrolled.
"Not having a stable source of income to tend to the ever growing needs of my family is the biggest hardship that I face in life. I rely on burning charcoal for selling to fend for my family but the income that I get is hardly enough to enable me provide food for them consistently and also afford keeping my children in school. Last year my son performed well and was supposed to join secondary school but due to lack of finances, I was not able to admit him. He is still languishing at home and I do not know where to take him so that he does not feel idle and join bad company. "
Dama's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Dama received a $544 initial payment.
"I felt very happy the moment I received my transfer. My daughter is the one who read the message and broke the good news about the money that was sent to my account. I could not hold my happiness, I remember jumping up with joy knowing that I would be able to meet most of the pressing needs that I couldn't settle for a long time. I thank Give Directly for full filling their promise. I knew that my life will never be the same the moment I received the money."
Mercy's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Mercy received a $23 eighth payment.
"In the next six months, I will be sitting for my final secondary school exam. This will be a time where the transfers will have taken me well through my studies. I will be giving my best as this laying a foundation for my career life. I am confident that I will do well and proceed to train in a college that I will choose after the results are out."
Saumu's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Saumu received a $544 initial payment.
"I was woken up by a message notification early in the morning. On checking to confirm its content, I could not hold back the joy that instantly filled my heart as I realized that the message was from GiveDirectly informing me that my first transfer was in my Mpesa account. I was greatly overjoyed on the thought that I would be able to enrol for training in tailoring."
Chemutai's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Chemutai received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I would be financially stable and even after GD transfers end I will have a reliable source of income. I believe in the poultry investments that I have already put in place. I know that eggs in high demand within my locality. I have never been this confident before as it feels good to be empowered financially."
Damaris's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Damaris received a $545 initial payment.
"I saw the notification early in the morning as I was already up for the day's tasks. On checking to confirm the sender, the message was informing me that my transfer had finally been sent into my Mpesa account as promised by GiveDirectly. I was very happy and overjoyed for the money. I then gave thanks to God through prayer and I am also thankful to GiveDirectly for the financial support."