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.
Felix's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Felix received a $23 tenth payment.
"I am expected to complete the course in the next six months after which I will be able to seek employment. I expect a great change in my life because I will be having an income of my own that will enable me to take care of my over-burdened mother and even ensure that my siblings stay in school and not end up dropping out as I did due to lack of school fees."
James's family
access_time over 4 years ago
James received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"With these transfers, I am now able to buy quality seeds and other farm inputs that give the best yields. I hope that in the next six months, I will be making double the amount of money I get from my farm now. This will be great on my side because then, I will quit other casual jobs that I sometimes do and fully concentrate on my farm."
Richard's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Richard received a $545 initial payment.
"We have been living in dull moments all along but now we have rejuvenated our energies. We are now strong, happy and with positive energy in everything we are doing. Not only are we happy as parents but our children who seem to have kept memories can't miss to mention GiveDirectly every time they miss a bread in the morning. They have always asked when GiveDirectly will come back. They are really happy with the impact brought to the family and they are hopeful that GiveDirectly is still part and parcel of our community. We really thank God that things have changed a great deal in our family."
Philip's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Philip received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to have bought enough corn for family consumption so that in future before the next harvesting season I'll have enough stock for family consumption."
Benard's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Benard received a $545 initial payment.
"Receiving the money brought the best feeling to the entire family. It was an indication of an answered prayer that we have always prayed that God may open some doors of fortune in our life. I had earlier on promised my children that I will buy them a cow so that they may stop taking black tea. That was the talk of the day in the house and everyone was waiting for that time when I will be uttering a confirmation of what I had promised. We were all happy and to our advantage is that we didn't have to incur any cost in the construction of a new house since I was already having a newly constructed house when we received the transfers. We sat down to plan how best we will subdivide the money and ensure that we meet what we had promised ourselves and majorly what was to be the priority."
Sharon's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Sharon received a $545 initial payment.
"The moment I received a message notification to my phone I checked its and surprisingly it was confirmation message that I had received money from GD. I felt so happy as at that moment as I had no money. My children had been sent home for school fees but when I received it I considered my problems solved."
Eunice's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Eunice received a $253 second payment.
"In the next six month l expect to have sold some cattle and spend the to start small scale business."
Bornes's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Bornes enrolled.
"Life was going on smoothly until my husband's contract was terminated.He used to work in the Kenyan military.He came back home and became very desperate since he was stressed and had nothing to do.Being the first wife I had to step up and support the family.Its been 16 years now since my husband left the military and meeting the basic needs and school fees has been hard.I had a small shop which ran out of stock due to lack of money."
Oware's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Oware received a $23 tenth payment.
"In the next six months, I will have invested in large scale farming. I have never done this before so I believe my life will change greatly if all goes well. At least I will be sure of food security. In case there will be extra sacks to be sold. I will store them and wait for the right season, a time when they will be demand in order to get a higher profit."
Kevin's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Kevin received a $23 tenth payment.
"In the next six months, I will have paid dowry. I will now be respected by my parents in law. I always avoided meeting them because I had never accomplished this goal. Since it is a taboo to meet your parents before paying dowry, I will make sure that I finish this process just to make us be free with each other. To me this will be my biggest achievement. It will be a dream come true."