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.
Deborah's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Deborah received a $440 second payment.
"My life has changed because I'm sleeping in permanent house which is very spacious. Before, I slept in a leaking thatched house which was very small for me and the children."
Margret's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Margret received a $440 second payment.
"My life has changed because my produce are secure because I built permanent store which is at same time a kitchen. Previously, the rains would spoil my produce because it was a leaking thatched store which I could not renovate because the grass was scarce and very expensive."
Judith's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Judith received a $440 second payment.
"My life has changed because I have got things which I never had like mattress and a bed. I now sleep very well. Previously, I slept on hard mat. In addition, I have repossessed my piece of land and I have built on my permanent house. Prior to this transfer we could not settle that debt or build because the space was not enough."
Kolobina's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Kolobina received a $440 second payment.
"My life has improved because I'm now sleeping well on my bed. Previously, I used to sleep on a sock and I used to put grass inside to make it soft. Secondly, I now own Livestock ( 3 cows) which will soon give me milk for home consumption and sell. In the past, I used to just buy milk which was expensive."
David's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
David enrolled.
"Receiving this money means that I will buy oxen for ploughing. With this oxen, I would plough a large piece of land and cultivate more crops which can be sold to fetch money for my family. The oxen ca also be hired by other people who do not have and they would pay money to the family for the service.The balance of the money would be used to complete dowery for my wife."
Cherotich's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Cherotich received a $23 sixteenth payment.
"My expectation in the near future is to be financially stable and be able to facilitate quality education for my children. I have a plan of starting a business. I believe when this business catches up, it will help me reach my other goals. One of them is building a more comfortable house that would help ease the usual days hustles. I am glad that Give Directly came through and brought the dream closer."
Salume's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Salume received a $440 second payment.
"My life has is now better because I renovated my house. Previously, I slept in a dusty house with a lot of rats that made my life a nightmare. These rats destroyed my household items and even feasted on my feet at night. I totally had no where to run for help but thanks be to God for the GiveDirectly unconditional cash transfers."
Esther's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Esther received a $440 second payment.
"My life has changed in that I live a happy healthy life. Previsouly, I stressed myself a lot over how to provide for my family needs i.e school fees, food, medical etc since I didn't have any source of reliable income. From the time my spouse passed on, life was very difficult hence worrying defined my daily life which inturn deteriorated my health daily."
Emmanuel's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Emmanuel received a $440 second payment.
"My life is different in that, I no longer live a frustrated life. This is because I was able to settle my wife's medical bills and meet other family needs. In the past, I used to be stressed and frustruated over how to get money to settle the overwhelming family needs."
Joseph's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Joseph received a $440 second payment.
"These days, my life has greatly improved because I paid the bride price for my wife and renovated the house where I sleep. Previously, the house I slept in was very old and leaked whenever it rained. In addition, I didn't have the money to renovate it and also to buy livestock for paying my wife's bride price."