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.
Robert's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Robert received a $23 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect my life to change in that I will have bought the dairy cow that I have always desired to own. After accomplishing the dream of owning a dairy cow then I can think of building a new house that will host my family in the coming days. This, I know shall come to pass with the assistance from GiveDirectly transfers and other investments made with the same."
Amina's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Amina received a $543 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am happy and ambitious in life. I now have assets in terms of livestock which gives me pride unlike before when I owned nothing. I now have something to depend on in case of a financial crisis. I know they will reproduce and increase in number. I have hopes of getting milk in plenty as well. This makes me enjoy every moment of my life since most of my problems have been solved"
Winnie's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Winnie received a $23 fifteenth payment.
"In the next six months of my life, I expect to have raised enough money to expand my business. Currently, I am already getting profits from the business that I recently started. I intend to continue saving the monthly in come I normally get from Give Directly and add to the profits I get from this business. I believe the total amount will be enough to open another branch in a different village. If all goes well I believe I will soon be a millionaire. I will be able to help my parents and siblings and our community at large."
Roseline's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Roseline received a $252 second payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have completed plastering my house and staying in it comfortably without worrying of it fall down."
Jumwa's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Jumwa enrolled.
"Education has been my key desire that i can invest to my children. This aspiration has been faced with many challenges that has forced my elder son to venture into brick making despite having attained a mean grade of a B- (minus) in his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. Since I have no reliable source of income to support my second son in school, I am forced to supply firewood at the school so that, his fee is deducted from my pay. With my first priority being education, receiving this money means achieving my life goal by paying school fee for my son. Since my husband is still energetic, he will use part of the transfers to invest in livestock business in order to have a reliable source of income that will support my son's education and other family needs. Hence, this is what receiving this money means to me."
Jumwa's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Jumwa enrolled.
"Being a widow, old and with no reliable source of income, I am excited owing to the fact that, receiving these transfers from Givedirectly will going to change my life for the better. My life desire has been to live in an iron roofed house something that has never come to reality. Since I majorly depend on my son who is doing casual jobs within the village, his earnings can not sustain our needs and this has led to a miserable life. I plan to use my first transfer in building a good house for myself and also to buy ten goats to start livestock keeping. The remaining transfer will aid in livestock business for my son in order to have a reliable source of income. Therefore, this is basically what receiving this money means to me."
Kadzo's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Kadzo received a $544 initial payment.
"I saw the message at exactly 7 am as I was already up for the day's chores. As I went through it, I realized that it was from GiveDirectly informing me that I had received my first transfer. At first I could not believe because it was my first time receiving such a huge amount of money. I was happy and overjoyed for the transfer would change my life positively."
Kirimo's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Kirimo received a $544 initial payment.
"The transfer has enabled me to venture into farming of watermelons which I had desired for long. Though I had enough land, the capital to start this project was inadequate. Through the transfer from GiveDirectly, I was able to pay for manpower in the preparation of my farm and bought enough seeds that will ensure that my farm is effectively utilized. I know that once they are ready to sell, I will earn good long term profits by selling in towns and cities. To me, this is the biggest difference in my daily life since it has not only changed my life for a short while but it has changed it completely. I will continue with the project even after GiveDirectly will have stopped sending us money."
Dorice's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Dorice received a $23 fifteenth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months is that, I will have trained for a saloon course and I know that when I finish this, I will have my two business up and running. I expect to later open several branches of this Salon in different towns. I believe that this business will grow big and help many young girls in our village."
Siprose's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Siprose received a $23 eleventh payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that, I will have built a kitchen. My children will have a humble time to do their studies because they will have nothing to distract them like the smoke which is normally emitted from the fireplace in a stuffy house. The kitchen will serve many purposes, apart from being the cooking area, it will also serve as a store. The endless problems such as being choked by the smoke and risking of contracting respiratory diseases as a result of cooking in a stuffy room will eventually come to an end."