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.
Ketty's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Ketty received a $447 second payment.
"Through this support, I was able to take my daughter to a technical school. I believe she is going to acquire tailoring skills that will grant her a brighter future. I also own livestock now which will help me continue paying my daughter's technical school fees. The two acres of land that I have got will increase my yield production. Before, I honestly did have money for my daughter's school fees and her joining a technical school was not going to be possible because I don't have a stable source of income.I only had two acres of land that couldn't produce enough good for the 8 children that we currently have."
Magrate's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Magrate received a $447 second payment.
"My life is better now because I'm sleeping in a descent cemented house. I also own a cow out of this money. My children will soon take milk and some will be sold for income to pay medical bills for the family members. Previously I didn't have money to plaster our house since the little money we would get will go on buying food for the family. I also did have a cow of my own."
Eremegio's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Eremegio received a $465 initial payment.
"The moment I recieved my money, I became very happy because my desire to acquire a cow was going to be fulfilled."
Hassan's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Hassan received a $447 second payment.
"My life is different in that, I'm happy because I will soon own a motorbike that will generate for me income daily. This will enable me feed well and buy some livestock, the money I get will also help my wife in the farming activities(ploughing and weeding). Currently I am riding a motorbike which is not mine and every week the owner expect UGX 50,000 from it leaving me with very little income."
Elizabeth's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Elizabeth received a $465 initial payment.
"The biggest change in my daily life is that, I have got a peace of mind because the hardship I was faced with, looking for thatch to renovate my hut yearly has been permanently solved by the iron roofed house that I have built. I have also highed 3 acres of land that I believe will boost my crop production in so doing preventing famine in my family."
Bosco's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Bosco received a $447 second payment.
"My life has changed,This money enabled me clear my tuition which has made me more confortable at school. I have now bought a bed, good mattress and I sleep well. I also dress well on expensive, nice looking clothes. Before I got the transfer I slept on a suck with grass. I was not confortable at school because the school was always demading me."
Yovan's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Yovan received a $447 second payment.
"There is a big change in my life, I have got back my land after paying off mortgage. This transfer has facilitated me to make my own bricks which is a step and I'm hopeful of constructing my own iron roofed house. Before , I was hopeless with no farm land and famine persisted in my household."
Angella's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Angella received a $447 second payment.
"My life is different in that I have managed to plaster my house and it has become stronger. I'm now debt free having cleared school fees debt. Previously I used not to sleep because of thinking of how I would get money to pay debts and my house was threatening to collapse because I used mud for constructing."
Catherine's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Catherine received a $447 second payment.
"My life is different now because I have constructed an iron roofed house. I also now own clothes. Previously, I borrowed my sister's clothes and slept in grass thatched house which was not in a good condition."
Millicent's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Millicent received a $533 second payment.
"I used to walk long distances to fetch water which at times was not safe for domestic use. This exposed us to water born diseases like typhoid that made us to seek treatments that were expensive and we could not afford at times. Nowadays, I have clean water by my doorstep in a water tank that I bought with the transfers. I also managed to pay school fees for my son who is in college without stress and worries as before. At least I have hope for the future as education is the best inheritance a parent can give to a child. Thanks to GiveDirectly that came handy to lift us up from poverty."