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.
Domtilah's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Domtilah received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to have added more stock to my business which will in result increase my source of income thus my standard of living will also have improved. In the next six months, I also expect to have a decent kitchen where I can cook without fearing any risk of the house crumbling down on me. I will also partition some space in my kitchen to use for rearing my poultry."
Raphael's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Raphael received a $368 second payment.
"My new goal is to get into self employment and to create job opportunities for other youth. I hope to open up my own workshop in future and to offer training and employment to other youth, as well as earning a better income."
Rosemary's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Rosemary received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that, I will have bought my sheep which will sustain me even after the transfers from GiveDirectly have stopped. I will have also cemented my house and fixed my windows. My house will look more decent and will save me from the shame of being laughed at by the neighbours. When these goals actualize, I will be a proud woman who stays in a decent house. On top of that, I will also be financially stable since I can sell the sheep and use the money to take care of my needs or emergencies."
Arthur's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Arthur received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I have a major project of buying the new water tank that will change my life if all goes well. I plan to make savings of close to 2000 KES per month for the next few months to come in order to be able to buy the new storage facility that will act as a reservoir for use during dry seasons like we experience right now. Water is a very precious commodity and without it human life can be quite unbearable and that is why I have to make effort to get the item within the next six to eight months from today."
Kipterkech's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Kipterkech received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that I will not be depending too much on my transfer because my chicken will have increased in number. I will sometimes be selling either one of the chicken or some eggs in order to get money to use in buying food. "
George's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
George received a $23 twelfth payment.
"We are getting into a planting season where every one prepares their land for the on-coming season. I plan to buy new seedlings and fertilizers that I will use where my main target is to get bumper harvest during the harvesting period. Having enough food is an important aspect in any human beings life because it makes the family food secure for a period of lets say five to six months before we can get into another planting season."
Daniel's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Daniel received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I want to have a bought a dairy cow. This will assist me to get some income from milk production. I will manage this by saving the transfers and add more from the income I get through casual jobs I do."
Jentrix's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Jentrix received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the six months, I expect to start a business on second hands clothing. This would enable me to earn more income which will make an opening to think of other income-generating projects. I am also saving some money which I want to use to purchase a piece of land which I will build my home on. I believe in the next six months I would have saved enough money for down payment."
Jane's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Jane received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change a lot in the next six months because we shall have more land for farming and subsequently expect more income from the sale of farm products including milk and crops. After securing the additional acreage, we shall plant more crops and ensure our cows are well fed to provide more milk. Besides, I will be spending more time on my farm, and significantly reduce the amount of time and energy that I could otherwise be spending on my neighbors' farm. There be a switch on the main source of income from the casual work that I normally do at my neighbors' farm to being self-employed and working on my farm. Thanks a lot GD for giving us a helping hand at the best time in our life."
Manyeso's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Manyeso enrolled.
"My biggest hardship is financial instability. Eversince the government placed a ban on burning of charcoal,getting money to take care of my children's needs has turned into an uphill task. Presently,the six of us are forced to squeeze in a one roomed structure that has only a polythene bag in its place for a roof. Whenever it rains,we are all forced to relocate to my other relatives houses. It has become even impossible to recall when we last ate three meals consistently per day,on most occasions,we tend to skip lunch so that we save the little we have for supper.Seeing my children going through all this suffering pains me a lot because like all parents,I really want to provide for them a comfortable life."