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.
Gilbert's family
access_time 5 years ago
Gilbert enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I am faced with is poverty. Subsistence farming is what I do for a living and I do not have any other source of income."
Christine's family
access_time 5 years ago
Christine received a $527 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer because I could not have built our kitchen. We used to have a single house that served as the kitchen as well as the living room. Accordingly, I am so happy that my family has adequate space that is marked by separate cooking and living houses. Thus, we lead a better life, somthing that could not have happened if not for the financial boost from GiveDirectly."
Janeth's family
access_time 5 years ago
Janeth received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the cumming six months, I expect my life to have changed because I will have improved my home. I will also have increased the land I farm by leasing a parcel that will be used to produce maize. The crop will be for my family consumption. Having more land means I will be more food secure."
Anna's family
access_time 5 years ago
Anna enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I am faced with is lack of oxen to support in cultivation. "
Ptisca's family
access_time 5 years ago
Ptisca received a $546 initial payment.
"I received the notification early in the morning. On checking to confirm, it was from GiveDirectly notifying me that finally my first transfer had been sent. I was filled with happiness for I never expected such a fortune in my life."
Cherotich's family
access_time 5 years ago
Cherotich received a $527 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer since I have resumed my college studies. I had dropped out of school due to lack of funds. Thus, I am almost completing my studies - I am pursuing a teaching course. Hence, I am happy that my dream will definitely materialize."
Kaneno's family
access_time 5 years ago
Kaneno received a $546 initial payment.
"The biggest difference is that I was able to construct a new house for my family. Previously I was unable to do that because I did not have enough money since I am a casual labourer who earns very little, but through the support from GiveDirectly, I was able to buy enough building materials and constructed my house successfully."
Julia's family
access_time 5 years ago
Julia received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to have a bumper harvest from my farm. I have prepared it on time and I believe that if there is adequate rain during this season, it will do well than it had done before. In addition, I expect to start up a shop from which I shall earn additional income for my household."
Conslata's family
access_time 5 years ago
Conslata received a $527 second payment.
"My life is different in that, I was living in a state of hopelessness. I thought that my daughter in-law and the grandchildren could be lost to another man for good, but thank God for GiveDirectly that has sealed the shame and has restored the pride of my lineage. My happiness is to see the continuity of my family linage, and I know that if God could take my heart to rest with the saints, I will happy. I am also proud of my grandchildren, and to see them a round me is a great pleasure."
Eunice's family
access_time 5 years ago
Eunice received a $527 second payment.
"My life is completely different in that, I had a vision of acquiring training as kindergarten teacher, but since there was no adequate resources, my dream seamed to be thwarted, but transfer has lighted the candle of hope, and I am sure that I will complete the training since I have managed to pay fees for the whole course. "