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.
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.
"I saw the notification early in the morning having woken up and preparing for my daily activities. As I went through the message notifications on my phone, I came across the one message I was expecting from GiveDirectly that finally my first transfer has finally been sent. I was overjoyed for I would soon complete my house."
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. "
Sheila's family
access_time 5 years ago
Sheila received a $527 second payment.
"Had I not received the transfer from Givedirectly, I would not have thought of building another house since I do not have a source of income. I am also a proud owner of a cow, sheep and chicken that provides us with milk and other animal products for home use. Now I do not overwork myself as such looking for a daily wage in order to buy and provide all these for my family. I am able to take of my family's needs more comfortably and I am less worried on how to provide for them."
Kokas's family
access_time 5 years ago
Kokas enrolled.
"When I receive this money, I will buy a plot of land and some cows to help in agriculture."
Roseline's family
access_time 5 years ago
Roseline received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect my lifestyle to greatly improve. I shall have adequate food for my household members. This will give me an easy time not only to fend for my family but to support my children's education. Lastly, I expect to start rearing some livestock which will be a great benefit in the long run."
Patrick's family
access_time 5 years ago
Patrick received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect my family to be living happily and peacefully. After paying dowry, I shall have a lighter burden to focus on how to start an income generating activity which will also contribute towards diversifying my family's income."
George's family
access_time 5 years ago
George received a $527 second payment.
"Previously, I did not have a good shelter. It is a basic need but it was difficult to build one as I did not have an income plan that would cater to building a new house. I only earned enough to cater for family's food provision and maybe save towards paying school fees for my children. The transfers from GiveDirectly have seen me buy building materials and pay a contractor to build a new house for the family. My family can now stay comfortably in our big house that is in good condition too."