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.
Kenedy's family
access_time 5 years ago
Kenedy received a $536 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that now I got three heifers that I didn't have previously. I had sold the cows which I had to purchase a piece of land in our neighbourhood. I felt it was important to buy the heifers then later sell them and buy another cow from the sales of the heifer. I feel like my hope of living a good life once more has been revived."
Eunice's family
access_time 5 years ago
Eunice received a $518 second payment.
"I can say that my life is different because we managed to buy new sofa sets, which I am sure we would have never bought to date were it not for the cash transfers from Give Directly. The new set of mattresses and bed that we purchased are also part of the differences we can proudly talk about today. Then finally, the new house that we built using the transfers was a great achievement for us because if it were not for the transfers from Give Directly, then we would have never built the house to date."
Mary's family
access_time 5 years ago
Mary received a $22 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I would want to start a small business for my mother. This is because I would not want her to keep on struggling to meet our needs as it has been the case. I would want her to have a stable source of income to help her provide for the family needs with ease."
Alphine's family
access_time 5 years ago
Alphine received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"Owning a heifer is the most important thing that I am working towards. In the next six months, I will have bought it from the investments I am making in sheep. This will lead to strong financial capabilities because of dairy farming. Dairy farming in my area is profitable and having this will secure my future finances."
Dennis's family
access_time 5 years ago
Dennis received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"My life will have improved because I will be living in my own private house. In addition to this, I will have bought a dairy heifer from the farm proceeds. This will eventually lead to milk production hence an income. I will no longer lack money to use on my needs like clothes and even money to invest more."
Daniel's family
access_time 5 years ago
Daniel received a $22 twelfth payment.
"I expect to have established a good poultry system on my farm. I am planning to add more equipment and all other materials that are essential but lacking on my farm. I also plan to buy chicken every month using the transfers. I feel like I would reap more if I invest in this sector because few people are doing it. The demand for chicken in this region is also very high. This will aid me in school fee payment as I am going to have several sources of income. I believe my business will be fully established by next year."
Raymond's family
access_time 5 years ago
Raymond received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to have a well-established poultry system. I have already started saving towards it. I will have to build a poultry structure and bought chicken. I also have to start looking for potential markets where I would sell my chicken. I believe I will be a successful business. If all goes well, I will be getting a daily income from the sale of eggs and sometimes chickens."
Alphonce's family
access_time 5 years ago
Alphonce received a $249 second payment.
"In the next six months, I would want to ensure I get all the requirements for college. I passed my secondary examinations and qualified to join the university. I would want to have all the requirements I will need for when I finally join before joining. This will give me humble time in settling down in school."
John's family
access_time 5 years ago
John received a $488 third payment.
"I used the last transfers on paying my school fees amounting to around 20000 and paying my hostel rental requirements amounting to around 10000 KES. I also used the money to pay our rent back here in Mathare where I have been living with my brother. The rental charges at this place are normally approximately 3000 KES every month. What remained after all the above expenditures went into taking care of our daily needs such as food and transport expenditures to various destinations within the city."
Samson's family
access_time 5 years ago
Samson received a $518 second payment.
"The biggest difference that I have seen so far is that I have been able to build my own house, something which I have always dreamt about for a long time but making it a reality has never been possible. I addition to that, my kid also joined university very recently, courtesy of the cash transfers that I got from Give Directly."