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.
Everlin's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Everlin received a $464 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I felt so happy because I have never held such an amount."
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.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is having meals on time because food is readily available after receiving the transfer. In addition, the household items acquired have improved the ambience in my house."
Magret's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Magret received a $464 initial payment.
"The biggest difference is seeing my house renovated. Then having more cultivation land and food. This brings me joy. "
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."
Elice's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Elice received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months, my life to be better in that with the current state of attending to my doctor's schedule of my medication I believe I will be healthier and feeling stronger and this will be my happiness. The sheep I bought some months ago will have reproduced hence will have added another asset for me that will always act as my security for needs."
Stella's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Stella received a $464 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money from GiveDirectly, I was over whelmed by joy because I knew that I would be in position plaster my semi permanent house."
Faith's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Faith received a $521 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in that, I have a dairy cow which I bought using the transfer. My family now have enough milk for use and also I sell some at the shopping center near home. The income I get from the sales of milk helps me to meet other basic household needs and even pay part of the school fees for my children in various school. Before I could do casual jobs in the village and the small I could get was not enough for the basic needs and even to buy a dairy cow. So I used to buy milk of which it was very costly for me."
Eunice's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Eunice received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"I expect to buy more goats in the near future which I know will eventually give birth to more offspring as time goes by. The good thing about it is that when the population of the livestock increases, I will then have an opportunity of selling out some of them and then buying a cow instead. The advantage of buying a cow is that it is able to provide more milk than a goat and of course if I sell out its calves I will be able to get more money than when I sell a goat."
Mark's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Mark received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I want to use my transfers on savings so that I can be able to achieve my goal of starting a poultry business. I would want to use this opportunity given to me by GD to make a bold financial step to better my life."