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.
Anna's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Anna enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I will be able to take care of the scholastic needs of my children, complete the construction of my house and buy household items. I have a number of children at a school going age but providing for them is such a big charllage the fact that I am just a subsistence farmer."
Charles's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Charles enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I will be able to buy oxen and an ox-plough, buy a piece of land. This is intended to increas food productivity in my home. I believe this will save me from food shortage which has always been the problem surrounding me. I plant less and harvest less due to limitations of space. I also hope to complete my house construction. "
Derick's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Derick enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I will be able to get back to school and do Records and Management course. I sat for Uganda Certificate of Education in 2016 but I lacked money to continue to the next level so I stayed home. When I receive this money, I should be able to get a paper with which I can get a job that pays for my services. This will make me a better person. "
Zaituna's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Zaituna enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I will be able to go to hospital and get treatment. I have been sick for so long but with no money to take care of medical bills. With the money that I will receive, I am hopping that my health will improve because I will then have the capacity to go to a better health facility."
Hellen's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Hellen enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I am faced with is taking care of my family as a single parent. The father of my child just impregnated me and disappeared. I have to do all it takes to ensure that my child is fine despite my condition. "
Gaudesia's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Gaudesia enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I will be able to marry for my son a wife. His wife was withdrawn because he had no money to take care of the bride price needs. I believe this transfers will be able to support us better. I also hope to make my house better by way of plastering it."
Daisy's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Daisy received a $23 sixteenth payment.
"I believe that my life would be different in the next six months. I will have invested the money I normally get from GiveDirectly. This means that I will not be depending on one source of income, therefore, I will have more than one source of income. This will put me in a better place to handle life dynamics. I would rarely lack basic needs and I will be living a happy and ambitious life."
Lawrence's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Lawrence received a $23 sixteenth payment.
"I expect my life to change in that I shall have been able to buy a piece of land within my home and be able to improve my tea farming as a whole. After buying a piece of land then I can plan on how to build a new house for myself."
Elizabeth's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Elizabeth enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is lack of money to facilitate basic needs for me and my child. Attimes we can go without a meal and may be I can be forced to beg food from other relatives."
Eunice's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Eunice received a $23 eighth payment.
"I want to save more to get money to join a hairdressing course in Bondo Town. I want to be able to have multiple ways of generating income for my family. I am planning to save these transfers to pay for my child's school fees as I transferred the child from public school to private one."