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.
Caroline's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Caroline received a $440 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been because we built an iron sheet roofed house and sleep without the inconvenience of a leaking grass thatched house, having acquired livestock, future money problems can be solved when these are sold. Before, we used to sleep under a leaky grass thatched house causing children to cry when it rains at night, and there was nothing to look after as an asset in the home like we now have cows."
Lazaro's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Lazaro received a $440 second payment.
"Life is different in that I now sleep in an iron sheet roofed house, and GiveDirectly has enabled acquire a cow that will reproduce to give me money if sold. Before, I used to sleep under a leaking grass thatched house which would be an inconvenience when it rains and didn't have any asset of my own."
Margret's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Margret received a $440 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been because I am happy to have cultivation land to grow food crops, livestock, better sleeping on a bed with a mattress, better feeding on time, and my ailing children received better treatment from hospital, all thanks to these transfers. Before, I used to sleep on the floor with a mat where black ants would bite, feeding was irregular at home, and I could have lost one of the children to ailment if I had not received this money, and I wouldn't get that opportunity to have a mobile phone in my home in a life time. "
Benjamin's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Benjamin received a $440 second payment.
"Life is different than it would have been because I have land to cultivate, a bull to sell incase of money crisis at home, and I sleep better with a mattress. Before, I didn't have land to cultivate food crops, no livestock as an asset, and my dressing was poor without enough clothes, no mattress in the house."
Kettle's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Kettle received a $440 second payment.
"My life is different in that I now have comfortable sleep in an iron sheet roofed house with a bed, mattress and bedsheets which would have past my life without experiencing it. Before, I used to sleep under a leaking grass thatched house with a mat without covering but with my clothes only."
Emma's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Emma received a $440 second payment.
"Life is different in that I am happy to have built an iron sheet roofed house, because it has become difficult to find roofing grass every year, the bulls bought ease the work of ploughing gardens without spending money that would been the case when hiring oxen. Those were my major issues before I enrolled to receive these transfers. "
John's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
John enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I face currently in my family is shortage of food. I soley depend on farming which is so seasonal and not reliable due to changing climates. This has affected my family wellbeing since I can not afford what is essential for their livelihood."
Lucy's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Lucy enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I face currently is lack of money . My spouse borrowed money from a friend for buying a peice of land and is a big stressing factor in my family . We have sleepless nights since the owner needs it."
Deborah's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Deborah enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I will be able to buy oxen and an ox-plough to support my farming activity. This will solve the problem of late cultivation which has always led to low yields because of the unfavourable whether conditions that affect the crops. With this same money, I hope to buy cows that can reproduce and also provide milk for my family. I believe by taking milk, I will be healthier."
Ruth's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Ruth enrolled.
"When I receive this money, I will build a low cost ironsheets house because currently replacing grass on the house is expensive. There is scarcity of thatching grass in the region because of prolonged dry spells. My husband staked some piece of land as collateral for getting a loan to pay some dowry to my parents. So, this will be an opportunity for us to pay back the money and regain our piece of land."