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.
Florence's family
access_time 5 years ago
Florence received a $249 second payment.
"In the next six months, I want to continually improve my business by adding more stock. I know this will help change my financial life and reduce the struggles I go through to raise money to meet my needs because it will be a stable source of income."
Rose's family
access_time 5 years ago
Rose received a $449 second payment.
"My life is changing because very soon I will be sleeping in an iron roofed house. Currently, I still sleep in a thatched house that has been leaking for a very long period of time."
Caroline's family
access_time 5 years ago
Caroline received a $249 second payment.
"My expectation in the next six months is to start a business. I am planning to open a shop in our local market. We only have one shop that is not open always. It also doesn't have a variety of goods and we are normally limited by what is available in that shop. I want to break this monotony when I open my shop"
Sarah's family
access_time 5 years ago
Sarah received a $449 second payment.
"Life is greatly improving on my side because I have succeeded in erecting a permanent house for myself. Although I haven't moved in, my greatest relief has finally come whereby, I'll no longer stress myself over how to renovate my thatch house which has been costly as well."
Besmes's family
access_time 5 years ago
Besmes received a $449 second payment.
"My life is now different in that I own an ox. Previously, I found it difficult to plough my agricultural land on time since I had to wait for the people who owned oxen to finish ploughing there's before mine. This inturn led to poor yields and food shortage in my family."
Isipu's family
access_time 5 years ago
Isipu received a $449 second payment.
"Life was very difficult before receiving cash from GD because I did not have an income generating activity. I could not afford to provide for the wellbeing of my household in terms of feeding and other necessities. I did not have enough land to farm on since my dad had used land as collecteral security to acquire loans. Now that I received this money, my life is different because I have managed to pay off all the loans and repossesed our land. This transfer enable me buy household items like clothes, shoes, Utensils and food stuff."
Madina's family
access_time 5 years ago
Madina received a $449 second payment.
"My conditions of living were demeaning because I lived a beggar's life. I could not plough on time since I depended on people's oxen. The owners could first work on their fields and mine was done later when rains have reduced meaning I could not get a good harvest. Now that I bought my bulls using GD transfers, I can plough on time therefore I do believe that this year I will manage to scoop a good harvest. "
Paul's family
access_time 5 years ago
Paul received a $449 second payment.
"My life is much better now and I am very proud that very soon I will be marrying my longtime partner. I am proud because the cash transfers have raised up mt self esteem in the community. Prior to receiving the cash transfers, I had no means of acquiring bride price."
Hellen's family
access_time 5 years ago
Hellen received a $449 second payment.
"I have realised very many improvements through GiveDirectly in that I constructed a three roomed permanent house. Prior to receiving the transfer, I was living in a small thatched house. In addition to this, I paid school fees for my two children. In the past, I had to sell food crops to try and raise school fees. Yet this was not a lucrative venture. Nevertheless, I am very grateful that GiveDirectly came to my aid."
Nikalon's family
access_time 5 years ago
Nikalon received a $449 second payment.
"The cash transfers uplifted my household alot. I sleep in a well complete plastered house courtesy of the first cash transfer. In addition to this, I acquired household items such as a bed and utensils which I could not afford before. I also purchased an ox which has boosted our labour force. Previously, I had to borrow oxen for ploughing and which was embarrassing."