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.
Stephen's family
access_time 5 years ago
Stephen received a $467 initial payment.
"The moment I recieved money, I felt very happy because I had never held such an amount of money my life. Before, I depended on farming to survive."
Angella's family
access_time 5 years ago
Angella received a $467 initial payment.
"The moment I received the message of the transfer, I got excited. This was going to help me pay off the loan I had."
Benah's family
access_time 5 years ago
Benah enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I am faced with is lack of farm land. The small piece of land that I cultivate is hired. I am not able to farm as I would wish to because of limited space. There is no money that can enable me to buy land because all I do is casual labour. What I am able to earn is too little to buy land considering the fact that I also have to take care of other household needs. "
Merab's family
access_time 5 years ago
Merab enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I am faced with is inadequacy of farm land. The piece of land that I have is too small to produce enough food for my family. Food shortage is very common in my household because of limitation of space. As I speak now, I don't have food in the house. I am surviving on casual labour. I spend the little money that I am able to earn on food items so that atleast my family is able to have a meal. "
Grace's family
access_time 5 years ago
Grace enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I will be able to buy a piece of land that I can cultivate. I also hope to buy a cow that I know will reproduce. By so diong, I will be able to sell others so as to raise money that will take care of some household needs especially providing the education needs of my child the fact that I am raising him alone as a widow. "
John's family
access_time 5 years ago
John enrolled.
"I don't haven oxen and an ox-plough and other agricultural equipments like pest spray pump, hoes and gears. So when I get this money, I will buy those equipment to improve my agricultural practices because agriculture is the main source of our survival. This will see my yields go high hence increasing our household income after selling the outputs."
Sam's family
access_time 5 years ago
Sam enrolled.
"Receiving this money means getting additional acre of farm land that I will cultivate crops, sell some in order to meet family problems and eat some. It has been very difficult for us to get enough harvest because our plot of land is very small."
Goreti's family
access_time 5 years ago
Goreti enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I face is inability to pay my children's school fees in time. My spouse gets salary from his employment but it is not adequate enough. This has affected my children's performance in class hence poor grades."
Stella's family
access_time 5 years ago
Stella enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I face is sickness. Iam diagonise of urclers, chest problem and typhoid which has weakened my immunity. Iam unable to engage in to vigorous work especially digging. This has resulted in to low productive and as such my family experiencing real famine."
Moses's family
access_time 5 years ago
Moses enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I have faced is lack of money to fully cater for my family's needs. I have hardship in paying school fees, medical bills and other basic needs of the children."