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.
Alfred's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Alfred received a $23 eleventh payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that, I will have established my home and when this happens, I will be enjoying freedom in my own place because currently, I stay in my father's compound. I always feel restricted from doing so many things even if no one has ever denied me the opportunity of doing anything. The sense of being free and flexible is not guaranteed in such an environment that is why I am eager to own my own home."
Chepkirui's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Chepkirui received a $23 sixteenth payment.
"My prayer in the near future is to buy a water tank. We have a persistent water problem in our locality and this has always been a problem for us during the dry season and we usually travel along distance looking for clean water. Having a reserve tank would surely come in handy during such hard times."
Dama's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Dama received a $544 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is owning the livestock which include the 8 goats and a cow which previously I had none. I am expecting that they will reproduce and increase in number and help me to raise the capital that I need to start a business in future that will generate income to my household. I really believe my life will never be the same again even when GiveDirectly is through with the project in our village."
Nehemiah's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Nehemiah received a $460 initial payment.
"My daily life has improved in that, the business generates more income than it used to. Previously, I had limited capital which constrained on the number of cows I could buy daily hence small profits margins were realized as well."
John's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
John received a $459 initial payment.
"My life has improved because I now own a plot of land which I'm going to build in my permanent house. Prior to this transfer, I had no money to complete paying for that plot and I had a lot of pressure from the owner. In addition, I'm also going to build permanent house which I never thought I would have managed. Currently, I'm still sleeping in a thatched house."
Joseph's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Joseph received a $23 sixteenth payment.
"I have been saving for quite some time now and I am planning to now invest it by building rental houses. I am targeting students who are from a nearby technical college. Once the buildings are done I know I will have a stable and sustainable source of income. This will help me meet most of my goals. Even if I retire I will not have to get employed in order to survive."
Maureen's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Maureen received a $23 sixteenth payment.
"The biggest difference Give Directly brought to my life is by enabling me to buy the water tank. The time which I would have wasted travelling to the fetch water I would spend to do other meaningful tasks. I can now focus on doing several farm activities which would help me achieve my other goals."
Joseph's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Joseph received a $23 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months, and as is the season in our region, I will have harvested the crops that are currently growing. Then I will prepare for the next planting season. My hope is to ensure that I have bought all the farming inputs and prepare the land early enough. I also expect to plant on time and have enough capital to maintain the crops till maturity where I will harvest in plenty. This will ensure that my family have enough and even have more for sale and earn us income."
Chome's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Chome received a $525 second payment.
"I was previously living in a small grass thatched house. I had no hopes of improving this kind of life were it not for GiveDirectly coming to our village and giving us the transfer. I am now happy that very soon I will be moving into my newly Iron-roofed house and spacious enough unlike the one I live in."
Juliana's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Juliana received a $460 initial payment.
"My life has changed because I'm now sleeping well on better bedding given the cold weather. Before the transfer, I used light and worn out bedding and. Secondly, I can afford to have enough food in my house. In the past, my family and I could not enough food because I could only afford small quantities."