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.
Esther's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Esther enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I will be able to build a better house.The house that I currently live in is very old and during rainy seasons water flows in hence the wooden poles that support it have become weak.I have always been afraid that one day the house will collapse on me.With this money I will buy building materials and begin building a new house in a better site on my farm."
William's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
William received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months since I will have started the tree plantation project. This is a future investment for my family. I like this idea because the kind of species I grew to take time to grow but grows back again even after they have been cut. This will be my small contribution to the conservation of the environment and also earn a living by selling them. This will help me live peacefully knowing my grand children's' future is covered."
James's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
James enrolled.
"I am a farmer who earns a living through agriculture but I have been having a challenge with agricultural equipments like the ox-plough. I have been hiring these servivices and attimes using hand hoes which is abit slow. So, when I receive this money, I am going to buy 2 heathy and high quality bulls and an ox-plough to help in agriculture. This is going to save me from spending on hiring and the use of hand hence raising my agricultural outputs and yields."
Edith's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Edith enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is illness. I have a chronic illness that affected my physical ability to do garden work and other heavy duties."
Goreti's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Goreti enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I'm facing currently is sickness. Two of my children are sickly and they have missed school for sometime. I don't have money to take them for treatment. "
Immacuate's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Immacuate enrolled.
"Receiving this money means that I will use it for treatment since I'm suffering from sugar diabetis. Part of the money will be used to recover the piece of land that I staked to someone. Since Iam old, this money will buy for me a cow which can produce milk for home consumption."
Jesica's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Jesica received a $464 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I became very happy and thanked God because this money came at a time when I didn't have anything to eat with my 8 children."
Karisa's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Karisa received a $539 initial payment.
"It was around 5 am when I heard the notification from my mobile phone. When I checked the message, I realized it was an Mpesa message from Give Directly. They had sent my first transfer. I was so excited and I couldn't sleep afterwards. I kept on thinking of how I would use the money. I really feel lucky to be one of the beneficiaries."
James's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
James received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I want to use the savings to buy building materials to use in building a new house. The one I am currently living in is in a bad condition and buying grass after every six months to renovate the roof is costly. I would rather build a new house once and sort the issue once and for all."
Esther's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Esther enrolled.
"Receiving this money means that I will construct a nother house for my family members. Right now Iam sharing a house with my sisters-in-law and the house is small."