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.
Norah's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Norah received a $440 second payment.
"With the GiveDirectly cash transfers I was able to reclaim and more land for commercial farming. I am hoping to construct a permanent house after harvesting my food crops. Previously, I did not have money to enable me reclaim my farmland that was attached to a loan."
James's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
James received a $440 second payment.
"I am so happy because I was to construct a house with the cash transfers. My community accords me more respect because spent the transfers appropriately. In the past, life was unpredictable. I had no money to construct a permanent house. I would have died without achieving my dream house. I appreciate what GiveDirectly has done in our community. "
Angella's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Angella received a $440 second payment.
"My life is much different in that I have acquired a plot of land and hired a fertile piece of land for agriculture. At an early time before the cash transfers, I had to beg my relatives for agricultural land and food. Life was so difficult in that I could hardly feed my four children. However, I am grsteful that the cash transfers brought a life changing impact in my household."
Esther's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Esther received a $440 second payment.
"The cash transfers enabled us to pay off an accumulated debts. We reclaimed our two pieces of farmland after clearing a huge debt. I am glad that part of the cash transfers was spent on treating my sick child who was hospitalised for about three weeks. Before receiving the cash transfers, we hardly had money to buy enough food and other school necessities. More so,my children would fall sick regularly and yet we did not have money to access better medical services. I had to beg the school headteachers not to chase away my children."
John's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
John received a $440 second payment.
"The cash transfers enabled me to reclaim my farm land after clearing a heavy debt burden. I am fortunate that the cash transfers empowered me to acquire livestock that I never had before. Incase of any emergency, I can sell one of the livestock. Prior to receiving the cash transfers, I had one small piece of farm land that could not yield much. In addition to this, I was helpless, with no property such as livestock."
Agiripina's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Agiripina received a $440 second payment.
"At my old age, I am very grateful that I was among the beneficiaries.My life is much different in that I built a two roomed house. More so, part of the cash transfers was spent on clearing my medical bills. Previously, I would fall ill but could not afford any medical treatment. I was sleeping on tattered bedding. However, I am very delighted that the cash transfers empowered me to acquire bedding and more so construct a house. "
Luvuno's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Luvuno received a $544 initial payment.
"I saw a message notification at around midnight that I had received money from GD, I was left sleepless over the remaining part of the night. I could not believe that it was true because in my whole life I have never had the opportunity to benefit from donation funding. All this seem like a dream to me but all in all, I am thankful to GiveDirectly for the financial support."
Linet's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Linet received a $23 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months I expect my life shall have changed in that I shall have acquired a title deed for our farm. Getting a title deed for any piece of land bought can be hard sometimes but I am optimistic that we shall be able to raise the money needed to process it and be able to acquire. It is then hat we can be able to make decisions on how to put the piece of land into good use. In the next six months, my two children shall have as well cleared their secondary education and we will be making preparations for them to join tertiary institutions. This requires a lot of money and we are thinking about how to raise the money."
Peter's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Peter received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect in the next six months, my life to change with the dairy cow that I shall have bought because it will provide enough milk hence I won't buy milk from other people in the village as I do right now. At the same time, I will sell the surplus milk to make an extra income and use the money to provide for my family's needs with ease."
Mercy's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Mercy received a $23 sixteenth payment.
"Since I have many projects running at the moment, my only hope is to see their completion with time. The main one I have is the plan to purchase a heifer which to me will come to pass in the next six months. I am praying God that all plans I have put in place towards it will not fail and at that, I will be in a position to be owning two cows at the end of the year."