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.
Anna's family
access_time 5 years ago
Anna received a $453 second payment.
"My life is different in that my family and I are living in peace and harmony since there is money that we can use at any time as we please. Before when there was no money, life was difficult that my husband and I could end up quarrelling over petty things. We would even end up separating and get back when anger has subsided."
Amos's family
access_time 5 years ago
Amos received a $453 second payment.
"My life is currently different in that my status has changed because I have constructed a permanent house that I will soon sleep in. previously, my home only had grass thatched houses that needed renovation every year, that was very costly for me."
Miria's family
access_time 5 years ago
Miria received a $453 second payment.
"My life has is now different in that, I'm currently sleeping in a spacious permanent house. In the past, I used to sleep in rickety house with no money to construct a better one."
Jesca's family
access_time 5 years ago
Jesca received a $453 second payment.
"My life has improved now in that, I live a healthier and happier life because the transfers have relieved me from tuition burden. My standards of living have improved in terms of good feeding, my children and I sleeping well on good mattresses. Prior to receiving this money, I used to sale my harvest for paying tuition and therefore I was left with nothing to feed my household and no seeds for the next planting season."
Jesca's family
access_time 5 years ago
Jesca received a $453 second payment.
"My life is different in that, I have got an acre of land that I am intending to plough when the rainy season begins. This acre is also going to increase my crop production. The milk from my cow is going generate income and boost the immunity of my children. Previously, my crop production was very low because I didn't have a garden to cultivate, I used to cultivate around my compound which resulted to famine."
Glades's family
access_time 5 years ago
Glades received a $453 second payment.
"My life has greatly changed for the good in that, I fully completed the construction of the house I used to sleep in. Before, it was incomplete and not convenient for me to stay in it. It lacked windows, doors, and had a dusty floor."
Janet's family
access_time 5 years ago
Janet received a $453 second payment.
"Currently, my life is different in that, my living standards have improved because I am sleeping in a permanent house that I completed with GiveDirectly unconditional cash transfer. previously, I used to sleep in a leaky grass thatched house that had holes made by rats."
Edith's family
access_time 5 years ago
Edith received a $460 second payment.
"I'm now healthy because I acquired adequate treatment. Before, my health with deteriorating because did not have money to purchase the expensive drugs the doctors could prescribe."
Dinah's family
access_time 5 years ago
Dinah received a $453 second payment.
"My life is different now than it would have been because, I bought household items that were lacking in my home. I have bought a bigger bed together with its mattress making my sleeping nights enjoyable. I'm now happy that my house has reached a certain level and only remaining with plastering, installing windows and doors. Previously, My standards of living were so poor whereby I slept on small bed and on a very old mattress."
Scovia's family
access_time 5 years ago
Scovia received a $471 initial payment.
"My life has changed because I have got back my acre of land that acted as security. I'm expecting to have increased harvest this season because I have an additional acre, seeds and money for farming. As a family, we also own a cow that I believe will be given to my parents as dowry. Before, I use to share the only acre we had with my father in-law and this resulted to reduced harvest. I haven't got blessings from my parents because my husband has not paid dowry. As dowry is traditional requirement for a marriage in our community."