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.
Jumwa's family
access_time 3 days ago
Jumwa received a $27 eighteenth payment.
"My main objective for the coming year and beyond is to continue saving a portion of my monthly transfers so that I can purchase more livestock, particularly goats and chickens. Despite my advanced age, I find these animals easy to care for and maintain, and they serve as a reliable source of income when I am facing financial difficulties. At present, I own three goats and several chickens, and my goal is to breed them and increase their numbers. I can easily sell them to meet my financial needs since I do not have a steady source of income to rely on."
Kadzo's family
access_time 3 days ago
Kadzo received a $407 second payment.
"Once I have saved up enough funds, my next goal is to expand my livestock investment by purchasing a cow. With the ten goats I currently own continuously reproducing, adding a cow to the mix will not only provide milk for my family's consumption but also offer the potential to sell the offspring for additional income when necessary. This strategic move will further diversify my assets and contribute to the long-term sustainability of my household's financial security."
Sidi's family
access_time 3 days ago
Sidi received a $423 initial payment.
"It was around 3 pm, and I was at home relaxing after a long day. Suddenly, a message popped up on my phone, interrupting my quiet moment. My helper checked and delivered the news that the eagerly awaited money from GiveDirectly had been deposited into my account. Instantly, a rush of happiness flooded over me, grateful for the much-needed assistance. As I sat there, the first thought that crossed my mind was how this monetary help would ease some of my worries and bring a little more stability to my life."
Samson's family
access_time 3 days ago
Samson received a $423 initial payment.
"It was around 3 pm, and I was out in the field tapping coconut palm wine, the sun beating down on my back. Unexpectedly, a message popped into my phone. I checked it, and my heart leaped with joy as I saw the first transfer had been sent to my account. Overwhelmed with happiness, I almost dropped the tapping equipment, picturing how this money could transform my life. I imagined improving my living conditions, providing better for my family, and maybe even starting a small business. It was a moment of pure excitement amidst the simplicity of the palm grove, a turning point in my life that filled me with hope for the future."
Eunice's family
access_time 4 days ago
Eunice received a $424 initial payment.
"After receiving the money from GiveDirectly, I wasted no time in addressing the most pressing issue in my home which is the leaky roof. I invested $207 in purchasing 18 pieces of iron sheets, along with $9 for three pieces of ridges and $76 for roofing poles, totaling $292. The roofing contractor, whose labor charge amounted to $150, skillfully transformed our grass-thatched roof into a sturdy iron sheet one. With the renovation complete, I felt immense relief knowing that my family and I no longer had to endure the discomfort and inconvenience of a leaking roof. Thanks to GiveDirectly, our home was now secure and comfortable, shielding us from harsh weather conditions. In addition to the roof renovation, I decided to improve our sleeping conditions by investing $100 in a modern standard bed and a comfortable mattress. Previously, we endured nights of restless sleep on a small, uncomfortable traditional bed. Now, with the new bed and mattress, I find myself drifting off into peaceful slumber, waking up refreshed and ready to face the day ahead. This upgrade has significantly enhanced our quality of life, and I am grateful to GiveDirectly for providing us with the means to make these essential improvements."
Dama's family
access_time 4 days ago
Dama received a $424 second payment.
"In the coming year and beyond, I aim to further improve my family's livelihood and secure a stable future. With the support I've received, I plan to expand my livestock holdings by acquiring a cow to complement my current 10 goats. Having a cow would not only provide my family with a sustainable source of milk but also offer the potential to generate additional income by selling the offspring when necessary. This step towards diversifying my assets will enhance our resilience to economic challenges and contribute to our long-term prosperity."
Dama's family
access_time 4 days ago
Dama received a $424 initial payment.
"With the money I received, I decided to fix up our leaking house. I bought 22 pieces of iron sheets, along with ridges, nails, and roofing timbers, and hired a contractor for $90 to do the repairs. It cost me $530 in total, but now my family and I can enjoy living in a cozy home, safe from the rainwater seeping through the roof. The relief of knowing we won't have to endure those leaks anymore is priceless. After taking care of the house, I still had $10 left. I used it to pay off some debts at a shop where I had taken items on credit. Clearing those debts lifted a weight off my shoulders, bringing me peace of mind. Now, with our home secure and debts settled, I feel a sense of stability and security for my family's future."
Kahindi's family
access_time 4 days ago
Kahindi received a $27 eighteenth payment.
"I have no other goals apart from seeking medical attention to treat my hypertension. I require constant medical checkups, and I am grateful that covering the cost of my medication has been made easy thanks to the monthly transfers. My primary objective is to ensure that I receive the necessary treatment while still in the program in order to regain my health."
Kache's family
access_time 4 days ago
Kache received a $27 eighteenth payment.
"I am elderly, and I spend most of my time at home because I am suffering from hypertension. My current goal is to maintain my health. I rely on the monthly transfers to purchase my medications and make sure I always have a balanced diet. Thanks to these transfers, I am able to receive the necessary treatment without causing a financial burden on my sons, who were previously struggling to raise money for my medication. I am grateful for the assistance I receive."
Bendera's family
access_time 4 days ago
Bendera received a $27 eighteenth payment.
"I don't have any other goals besides maintaining my health because I'm suffering from hypertension and arthritis. Fortunately, the transfers have ensured that I receive the necessary treatment on time, and I am able to cover the medical expenses, including having doctors visit me at home. This would have been a challenge if it weren't for GiveDirectly's support."