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.
Rosemary's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Rosemary received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months because I will have bought a cow. I plan to buy a cow because there is high demand for milk in this area. Animal feeds also do well in this region and I think I should take advantage of that. I also have enough space and equipment and the right skills for rearing a dairy cow. I will, therefore, continue saving my monthly income and buy a cow."
Alexander's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Alexander received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months because I will have plastered my house. I always believe it is easier to maintain a plastered house because it doesn't need to be repaired more often. It will also make my house look presentable and decent just like my neighbour's houses. I will no longer feel ashamed to welcome visitors or feel odd one out."
Bornes's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Bornes received a $538 initial payment.
"It was around 2 o'clock in the morning when I received two message notifications on my phone. Since I was awake at that time, I decided to check who the sender was, to establish the urgency of the messages which had got in at an expected hour. On realization that I had received money from GiveDirectly, my heart was filled with happiness and I started ululating accompanied with songs of praises. This money gave me hope of giving my children a quality education I really desire for them."
Ruth's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Ruth received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"I expect to have increased the number of chickens in my poultry project. I will be earning more money from the increased production because I will have all the necessary poultry infrastructure. Despite the fact that I will have retired from my teaching job, I will be still doing very well because of the income that I will be making from the investment in chicken."
Nancy's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Nancy received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"My life will have changed to some extent because I will have bought new cooking pots which are quite expensive. For instance, I had already enquired about the price of one of the big cooking pots and I was told it goes for 3000 KES. I know that by the end of the year, I will have bought the items which I really need to have."
Margaret's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Margaret received a $22 twelfth payment.
"Although I have a plan to construct a chicken coop in our household, I also have another priority project which might come first before the construction. I have a plan to purchase more goats to add up to the ones I already have. This is in line with the upcoming payment of more school fees as my child is approaching to join the secondary level of education. I will, later on, sell them to generate some income which will be useful in school fees payment. This project is destined to be complete in the next six months and after that, I will resume to the construction of a chicken coop to ensure that my chickens find a good place to stay during both day and night."
Loreen's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Loreen received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"I expect to start of a small scale business which I know will sustain me going into the future even post the transfer period. I need to be self-reliant when it comes to cash inflows so that I do not have to entirely depend on the transfers from Give Directly."
Pamela's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Pamela received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"I have had problems with people who keep on invading into my privacy by destroying my compound fence every now and then. Recently I fenced the compound afresh but then a few days after that, unknown people came and destroyed it. I now want to buy a new roll of barbed wire which I will use to fence the place afresh."
James's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
James received a $22 twelfth payment.
"I do not expect my life to change so much because I intend to continue saving a large part of my transfer with the intention of paying school fees for my orphaned niece. My desire is for her to get a quality education. I know that if I do not start saving early enough, she might not continue with her education being that I depend on casual jobs which do not pay well."
Esther's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Esther received a $22 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change in that I will have an additional cow and goat to keep in the next six months. assets like these are so helpful in meeting the basic household needs as well as meeting any financial emergencies especially those that come with old age. I am highly optimistic that my plans shall be established."