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.
Daisy's family
access_time 5 years ago
Daisy received a $547 second payment.
"My life has changed greatly since Give Directly came into my life. Now I live in a good house made of timber and I got good furniture. I feel good when visitors come to my home I am no longer embarrassed to be the host. I feel proud I was able to buy I cow because out of it I can make a living and sustain myself even after Give Directly have finished their project in our village."
Eunice's family
access_time 5 years ago
Eunice received a $253 second payment.
"Since our house was plastered, we are now living in a much cleaner environment without dust and ants. I expect to see an improvement in my family's health and a reduction in the trips made to the hospital for treatment of ailments such as common cold that was caused by the dust around the house. This will also save us a lot of money that can be channelled to other needs around the house."
Erick's family
access_time 5 years ago
Erick received a $253 second payment.
"With the business that I hope to start, I hope that in the next six months, I will be having more income than I am now and therefore, able to take care of my family's needs without any challenges."
Samson's family
access_time 5 years ago
Samson received a $527 second payment.
"My life is currently very different than it was before I received my transfers. For instance, I have succeeded in paying dowry which was a hard tussle all through my marriage life. There were days I could spend sleepless nights due to lack of peace that could arise from the constant disagreement with my wife. Secondly, from the transfers, I have succeeded to build a new and decent house. I now enjoy the peace that I had been longing for in my life. Consequently, I can easily focus on my future development goals."
Alice's family
access_time 5 years ago
Alice received a $528 second payment.
"Previously I used to trek a long distance to get just get a jerrican of water. We would spend a lot of time getting water and would hinder us from doing casual work which was my main source of income for a family. I managed to pipe water into my compound. We now have easy access to clean water every time of the day and I do not have to walk a long distance to get water which is strenuous and time-consuming."
Christine's family
access_time 5 years ago
Christine received a $547 second payment.
"My life as changed ever since I received transfers from GiveDirectly. We now eat healthy meals. We hardly miss any meal because I bought food in bulk which will sustain us for a long period of time. I look healthier and more energetic because I don't engage in several casual jobs in order to put food in my table. I do casual jobs to supplement what I already have and meet my other needs. I also look decent now that I was able to buy new clothes and shoes. Clearly, there is an impact of GiveDirectly money in my life."
Selly's family
access_time 5 years ago
Selly received a $547 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily is having this small business running. due to my age am no longer able to do casual jobs I used to do. In the past years, I have been depending on my son to provide my basic needs. I can now use the income from my business to meet my basic needs and I no longer depend on my son."
Robert's family
access_time 5 years ago
Robert received a $50 fourth payment.
"I became so happy the moment I started receiving my money from GiveDirectly. This is because I knew that my problems would be solved using this money. Having no stable source of income in our current economy is a big problem because one can barely achieve anything."
Eunice's family
access_time 5 years ago
Eunice enrolled.
"This money will enable me to seek proper medication for the numerous health conditions that I have been suffering from. I have been experiencing excruciating stomach pains more so during my monthly cycle that bars me from doing any heavy duty jobs. Just recently,a piece of wood got stuck in my right eye while splitting firewood and from medical examinations conducted, I need to undergo a minor surgery for it to be removed. The pain that I undergo on a daily basis is unbearable more so when I face direct sunlight and this forces me to stay in doors most of the time. I have wished to get proper treatment for both conditions but this has been impossible due to lack of finances to meet the medical expenses. With this money, I see my pain being relieved because I will use the money to go for treatment."
Teresia's family
access_time 5 years ago
Teresia received a $50 fourth payment.
"My goals now that I have started receiving the money is to start my business and expand it after some time. This will help me earn more income on a weekly basis if not on a daily basis since all days can never be the same in business. I will use my income to cater for my needs and to support my siblings. With this, my life will never be the same again even after the GD program is over."