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.
Titus's family
access_time 5 years ago
Titus received a $23 twelfth payment.
"My expectation bin the near future is to start a family. I am of age to get and marry a lady so that we can help one another with the farm. Therefore, I want to be financially independent and stable so as to be able to start and run a family well as the head of a family. I want to live a good and productive live by doing more farming activities."
Alexander's family
access_time 5 years ago
Alexander received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have started buying cement and sand to start my project of plastering my house."
Leokadia's family
access_time 5 years ago
Leokadia received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to be good in terms of economic status. I had sweet potatoes plantation which is ready and hopefully, it will be harvested for the next two months. This means I will have stable money for the family."
Mornica's family
access_time 5 years ago
Mornica received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have completed renovating my house."
Andrew's family
access_time 5 years ago
Andrew received a $534 second payment.
"I have been able to build a new house - something I never thought I could do soon. Watching my children grow has always reminded me that I needed to build a new house. The house that we were living in was too small and as children grow, It is only natural for them to stay in a separate room with their parents. Receiving GiveDirectly transfers enabled me to bring this dream to a reality and we now have a new house where my children can be comfortable in. We are also in a better place to receive visitors without the fear of wondering where we could find them sleep. This has equally made me so happy and proud as a responsible parent."
Maritha's family
access_time 5 years ago
Maritha received a $534 second payment.
"My life is currently different from how it used to be in that I managed to buy a few household items like seats and one solar lantern. I am a happy woman who can take care of daily needs without taking loans and begging around. I started a business using the transfers which is doing well. It can take care of most of my personal needs. I can also comfortably cater for my family's needs and still pay school fees for my daughter."
Lilian's family
access_time 5 years ago
Lilian received a $552 second payment.
"My life is currently different from how it was in that I am now stress-free. As a widow, I was overwhelmed with responsibilities that required to be settled by only me. This was not easy as I could jump from one job to the next. The pain of a child lacking something could hurt me so much. I had to work extra hard and make sure I provided for my family even if it meat working till late in the evening. I am glad that I started my business with the second transfer which has been supporting me nowadays. I don't have to depend on casual jobs anymore. I am a happy woman who can take care of the family's burden with ease thanks to GiveDirectly for the support that they gave me."
Eunice's family
access_time 5 years ago
Eunice received a $533 second payment.
"The major difference in my life right now compared to my previous one when I did not receive the transfers is that I now have a kitchen. With this transfer, I bought building materilas like timber, nails and iron sheets and built a kitchen and poultry pen. My children now sleep in their own room and find space to study after school and the poultry does not have to share a room with them either."
Siprose's family
access_time 5 years ago
Siprose received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I would still want to invest in my mandazi business. I would want to improve until it gets to a hotel. This is my goal which I want to achieve with the money."
Jane's family
access_time 5 years ago
Jane received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I don't expect my life to change much in the next six months, maybe just the relief that comes with knowing that my children don't have a huge school fee balance in their respective schools as we will be using our transfers to pay part of the fees each month."