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.
Emily's family
access_time 5 years ago
Emily received a $527 second payment.
"My life has turned out to be different in many ways. I now have maize of my own in the store and a maize plantation that I am yet to harvest. This has made me more self reliant and with plenty of food supply for my family. It has also seen me have more time with my family contrary to the days before when I could work for long hours in a day just to get enough money for food for my family."
Dorice's family
access_time 5 years ago
Dorice received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect an improvement in my lifestyle. My business will be in operation then hence I expect my household's income to increase. Good management of my business will make it generate more profit which to a great extent will supplement my casual jobs wages."
Isaac's family
access_time 5 years ago
Isaac received a $253 second payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have put up my own house and staying in comfortably. "
Armstrong's family
access_time 5 years ago
Armstrong received a $253 second payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have improve my business of selling domestic goods."
Celestine's family
access_time 5 years ago
Celestine received a $527 second payment.
"GiveDirectly has earned me a lot of respect among my community members who used to perceive me as a lesser being. I bought two cows and one of them is soon calving. This gives me hope in that I shall no longer budget for milk anymore. I also intend to sell the surplus to the nearby hospital where ready market is available and use the money in paying school fees in the future. I bought a solar light system that has saved me from daily budget on paraffin and my children can study and do their homework without any fear of running out of fuel. The solar light is also clean unlike the tin lamp that I used before which produced a lot of smoke that was harmful to the eyes and respiratory system. I bought a mattress that has made my sleep comfortable and enjoyable. I usually have sweet dreams unlike before when I used to sleep on a hard mat. Thanks to GiveDirectly, I have a reason to smile again."
Victor's family
access_time 5 years ago
Victor received a $527 second payment.
"My life is very different in terms of social and economic development. I am a provider of my household basic needs as I do my own business of motorcycle transport. I Bought two cows that I paid as dowry to legalize my marriage as dictated by our community culture. I bought chairs where we sit comfortably unlike before when we used to sit on the floor or go begging. I am no longer the gossip of our village that had northing of worth."
Sam's family
access_time 5 years ago
Sam enrolled.
"Receiving this money means to buy spanners for repairing grinding mills . I will be repairing grinding mills for my customers thus earning a living."
Khadija's family
access_time 5 years ago
Khadija received a $546 initial payment.
"For the past year, I have been staying at home without any job despite the fact that I had the skills on tailoring. I could not buy my own machine or open my own tailoring shop. Through the transfer, I bought a new sewing machine and opened my own tailoring shop. Acquiring this machine is the biggest daily difference for I am now fully engaged and working."
Sidi's family
access_time 5 years ago
Sidi received a $546 initial payment.
"I was woken up by a message on my phone early in the morning. On checking to confirm, it was from GiveDirectly informing me that I had received my first transfer. I was very happy to receive the money. It was something I never expected in my life. I was happy that finally, GiveDirectly had fulfilled their promise."
Vincent's family
access_time 5 years ago
Vincent received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect my life to change because I will have two extra sources of income from the dairy farm and the poultry keeping that I am about to sart."