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.
Joseph's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Joseph received a $527 second payment.
"My life is quite different because for one I was able to get a job of my own because right now I have my own cows which I use to plow my own farm. Once the process is done I get to plant various cash crops which have been giving a lot of returns especially the beans where I normally get around four bags at the end of the season."
Kadzo's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Kadzo enrolled.
"Subsistence farming being my main source of livelihood is not sufficient to meet my family needs. I therefore supplement this through casual jobs such as cutting down trees for sale. However, it is still not enough and in most cases my family goes without food. Besides, I cannot cater for medical and educational needs, a situation that prompted four of my children to drop out of school. In this regard, financial constraint because of lacking a stable source of income is my biggest hardship."
Sharon's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Sharon received a $545 initial payment.
"The moment I received a message on my phone, I knew they are normal messages I usually get from the local communication companies. I didn't believe my eyes when I found out the message was from Give Directly indicating my first transfers had been sent to me. I checked my account again to confirm whether the message had been forwarded by con men or it was real. I was so delighted when I found out they had actually fulfilled their promise. That is when I started having hopes of realizing my dreams."
Millicent's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Millicent received a $253 second payment.
"I expect to look for some money that will help me educate my kids especially the girl who will be joining a college in the nearby future. The girl has the urge to school within the next coming months but my only challenge is getting school fees that can enable me help her realize her dreams."
Dinnah's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Dinnah enrolled.
"When I receive this money, I will build a house and also go for further studies."
Miriam's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Miriam received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to have bought enough cement and sand which I'll use to plaster my house. Currently, I have a clay-walled house which doesn't last long because whenever it rains the rain washes it off. I, therefore, want to look for a long term solution which is plastering."
Nehemiah's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Nehemiah enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is lack of enough capital to facilitate my business."
Esther's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Esther enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I am faced with is lack of money to build a good sleeping house. "
Wilson's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Wilson enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I face is poverty. I donot have better income generating activity and at the same time Iam disabled from vehicle accident."
Mercy's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Mercy received a $545 initial payment.
"It was around 4.00 am when I received a notification on my phone. It was a confirmation message from Give Directly indicating that I had received my first transfers. I was so happy to because I had never gotten such amount before. I started budgeting ensuring I accounting for every single cent that had been sent to me."