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.
Kabibi's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Kabibi enrolled.
"Receiving this money will grant us the opportunity to finally set up our own charcoal stall in Mombasa where the business is very lucrative. We will finally be able to afford setting up a stall, buying bulky stock of charcoal and paying transportation charges from production sites deep within the villages to Mombasa town. For a very long time, it has always been our desire to venture into this business but due to lack of finances to set it up,we always felt that it shall forever remain to be a dream. Now thanks to the transfers that we will be receiving, our dream will come true. We will work hand in hand with my husband whereby I will be sourcing for the product and sending to him in Mombasa to be selling since he is more learned than I and he will be able to do the calculations to make our business grow. "
Erick's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Erick received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"I am currently renting a house in the centre. I do not have a house and I would wish to buy building materials and build a new house. I see this come to pass by saving the transfers ina merry-go-round towards buying building materials that I will use to build a new house for my family."
William's family
access_time over 4 years ago
William received a $465 initial payment.
"The moment i recieved the money, i felt all my buderns are over. I saw my dreams come true."
Jane's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Jane received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"I plan to save and invest more in my business so that it can generate more income to improve my family's standard of living. I also want to save towards paying school fees for my children who are doing their final year in primary so that when they pass I can easily admit them in high schools."
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.
"The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is when recently lost my parents and there was nobody to support me."
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."