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.
Lucy's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Lucy received a $464 initial payment.
"My life is healthier because I can afford to have all meals in a day. I also acquired a mattress and a pair of bed sheets which is makes me sleep more comfortably at night. Before this transfer, I was malnourished and I slept on a mat."
Mary's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Mary received a $464 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I was over whelmed with joy because GiveDirectly had fulfilled its promise of sending me cash transfer."
Jane's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Jane received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"I have a long term goal of making major repairs on my house which I can call a temporary structure considering how poorly structured it is. I want to make sure that I do all I can to transform it into a semi-permanent building so that it can serve me and my family for so many years from today."
Alubina's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Alubina received a $464 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I have been in position to construct an iron roofed house which is at the beam level now. Once the house is completed with my second transfer, I will be relieved from the burden of looking for grass that I use to renovate my hut. Before receiving this transfer, I didn't have enough money to buy the needed building materials."
John's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
John received a $464 initial payment.
"My daily life is different in that food is readily available at home and I will be having an iron sheet roofed house to sleep in. This brings happiness to me."
Everlin's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Everlin received a $464 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is having an iron sheet roofed house and better clothings. This brings happiness, because I was afraid to die without sleeping under an iron sheet roofed house which is a prestigious status in the village. "
Salama's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Salama received a $464 initial payment.
"That moment I realised money had been sent, I felt so happy to receive such an amount of at once.This has never happened to me."
Halima's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Halima received a $464 initial payment.
"That moment I received my money, I felt so happy to extent of losing sleep. I just remained looking at the message unsure whether it was real."
Magret's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Magret received a $464 initial payment.
"That moment I received my money, happiness filled my heart because of the benefits this money is going to give me like plastering the house. "
Zedy's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Zedy received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"I know in six months time my chicken will have laid eggs. I have a plan of moving my children to a private school ones the farm start generating good profits. Since I will now have the ability to raise school fees It will be wise for me to also improve the quality of education I give to my kids. I thank Give Directly for giving me the ability to expand the poultry business because this will change my living standards. I will afford to give my family the best because my financial status will have improved."