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.
Francis's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Francis received a $461 initial payment.
"I heard my phone buzzing at 02:00am, only to check and it was a message through Beyonic from GiveDirectly. I was happy because I had very many unfulfilled plans. I saw this as a time to fulfill my future plans."
Josephine's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Josephine received a $461 initial payment.
"The significant difference in my daily life is that my children dress decently. We have solar as a main source of lighting at home. I am happy that I also paid off an old debt thus reclaiming my farm land. Prior to receiving the cash transfer, my children were dressed in old tattered clothes, we had no main source of lighting at night. We had small torches which were not reliable. I thank GiveDirectly for transforming my household. Long live GiveDirectly."
Christine's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Christine received a $461 initial payment.
"My daily life is much peaceful because I feel happy that I was able to pay my children's school fees. I acquired a solar power system for lighting at home. In the past, we had to sell our food crops so as to pay my children's school fees. It was a huge burden to us and this could not allow us sleep peacefully. We were desperate for a miracle and thank God, GiveDirectly came to our rescue."
Winny's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Winny received a $23 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect my life to change in that I shall have been able to start my poultry keeping project which I know shall improve my life in a great way. This plan shall be actualized with the help of GiveDirectly transfers and proceeds from my vegetable selling business."
John's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
John received a $23 sixteenth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that I will have saved some money in a merry go round group to pay school fees for my children on time and also to buy basic needs for my family."
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.
"I was woken up by a message notification in a phone early in the morning. When I checked who the sender was, I found out it was from Give Directly informing me that the first transfers had been sent to my account. I was filled with joy and I could not contain my self after getting the good news. We organized a small celebration with my family later that morning. We really felt like inviting one of the agents from this organization but later thought that by using it well and having something to show at the end of it all is what will make them feel proud."
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.
"My biggest hardship is lack of reliable source of income that can support my son's education. This situation has forced me to rely on firewood supply, which I do it by head. I am required to supply sixty bundles of firewood per term that translate to twelve thousands shillings. This job is very tiresome and exhaustive, but if it means achieving my goal, I am always doing it in order to meet my family needs ."