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.
Lilian's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Lilian received a $23 seventh payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have started saving for my project of building a spacious iron roofed house."
Anyango's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Anyango received a $23 tenth payment.
"In the next six months, I will have completed constructing my house. I will no longer worry about how to repair my house or worry about the leaking roof during the rainy season. We will now sleep peacefully. The completion of this house will allow me to focus on other goals. I plan to give my children a quality education. I will have to come up with a strategy to ensure that I achieve all these my goals."
Dama's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Dama received a $546 initial payment.
"The moment I received the transfer I felt very happy because I knew that I was going to meet my goals. At first, I thought they just came to pass time. I knew they would never fulfill their promise. Initially, they sounded like a joke: I mean who gives out free money at this age. But after I got to hear from people and from the Baraza which I had attended, I found out that they were very genuine and were only committed to helping people. I am grateful for the change that I have experienced using this transfer."
Julius's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Julius received a $527 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that I now have a cow which I had only dreamt of getting way back in the past but I could never afford to buy it due to financial deficiency. Apart from that, I am glad to say that I now have a solar-powered machine that helps in illuminating my house, especially during the night hours. My family can now enjoy proper and safe lighting at night as compared to the old paraffin lamps that we used to have previously."
Janet's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Janet received a $528 second payment.
"With part of my second transfer, I was able to start a cereal business that I can say is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I never had any business or any other source of income and mostly depended on my husband who was overburdened by the family responsibilities. I am now able to assist my him in taking care of the needs and I am happy that I am being useful to my family. Without the transfer, I don't think I would ever own a business of my own and I am so thankful for the miracle that God did to bring GD our way."
Michael's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Michael received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"The number of my goats has really increased and my plan is to sell some of them in future so that I can raise money to buy a dairy cow. Having a dairy cow will be the biggest achievement as I will be able to produce enough milk to sell within my community and for my own personal consumption."
Plista's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Plista received a $253 second payment.
"I expect in the next six months to have enough yields from the harvest. Therefore, accessing food would no longer be a challenge. Before I did not have money to purchase farm inputs such as manure and seeds and, as a result, my family members used to miss meals due to meagre harvest every season."
Michael's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Michael received a $527 second payment.
"Were it not for the organization, I do not think that I would have managed to pay school fees for my kids who had a very huge amount of school fees arrears yet I had no money that I could use to bail them out. I am happy that I managed to pay school fees for the kids and made them concentrate on their studies without missing out on the lessons."
Karisa's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Karisa enrolled.
"As an aged polygamous family, we live a life that is very miserable. I have two sons who are working but they do not support me at all. I am forced to do tedious jobs of burning charcoal in order to sustain my family needs. I consider lack of reliable source of income as the biggest hardship I have ever faced."
Maurene's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Maurene received a $23 tenth payment.
"In the next six months, I want to be able to lease a farm so that I can venture into large scale farming. This will see me boost my harvest which I can consume and sell the surplus."