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.
Judith's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Judith received a $45 seventh payment.
"In the next six months of my life, I expect to have constructed my own compound. I find it so challenging to stay in my parents-in-law's house and I believe once I move to my home I'll have the freedom to achieve a lot of things that I can't achieve currently."
Edwin's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Edwin received a $23 fifteenth payment.
"I expect to have completely settled in my compound and have a few livestock of my own in my compound. That will make my home feel somehow complete."
Mercy's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Mercy received a $23 sixteenth payment.
"The next six months shall be a milestone in my life. I expect that by this time I shall have bought the piece of land from the merry go round contributions and even practice advanced farming methods. I want to move away from the long term crops and practice horticultural farming. This shall definitely bring a difference in my life and I am looking forward to it."
Mary's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Mary enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I am faced with is poverty. The house that I sleep in is in a poor state. It leaks more so at night when it rains. Buying and transporting grass from the source is expensive for me considering the distance involved and also my age."
Elizabeth's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Elizabeth enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I face is sickness. I am on medication most of the time. This means money because I have to buy drugs. The little money that I happen to get is spent on treatment just to try and have some peace. Sometimes I have had to force myself out to do casual labour in order to earn some money. However, I can not work as I would wish because I am limited by my condition. "
Grace's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Grace enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I am faced with is sickness. I am a victim of epilepsy and I can not work like other people do. This is because of the frequent attacks that are associated with this disease."
Ben's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Ben enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I face is lack of money for buying oxen and ox-plough. My mother moved for another marriage after the death of my father. She left me struggling with life, so from child hood I survive on farming. This requires an input like oxen and ox-plough yet I do not have money hence cultivation has always been a problem."
Florence's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Florence enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I will be able to buy land. I separated with my spouse and returned to my parents home. My parents did not given me a share of customary land, hence I donot have where to cultivate and build a homestead. This has always tortured me since Iam treated as come back. Iam borrowing where to cultivate each seaon. This has always made me delay planting and I end up getting low out put which can not sustaing my family."
Jorem's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Jorem enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I face is poverty. Iam an elder son among siblings, so all the burden of paying their fees and sustainability depends on me. My only available source income is through causal labour and farming. This gives me little money for maitaining the needs of the family."
John's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
John enrolled.
"At my old age, i could have wished to have someone to take care of me but since my wife passed away 2yrs ago, i feel lonely all the time and i have to depend on my children to take care of me. This is the hardship i am currently facing"