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.
Pamela's family
access_time 5 years ago
Pamela received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, the change that I expect to occur in my life is the renovation of my house. As a result, I expect a change of life in that I shall have renovated my house. It will, therefore, be good and nice to stay in thus I shall always feel happy to have visitors around me. Currently, I have been living in an old and small house thus I do not feel comfortable hosting my visitors."
Nicholas's family
access_time 5 years ago
Nicholas received a $50 fourth payment.
"My goals now that I have started receiving the money is to start a business of buying and selling shoes. I settled on this since I have some experience doing this work. I will use my income to cater for my needs and to support my family. Owning a business will make me shun doing odd jobs I know do which are tiresome and I earn peanuts at the end of the day which is not even enough to cater for my needs."
Dickson's family
access_time 5 years ago
Dickson received a $50 fourth payment.
"I was surprised at first the moment I started receiving my money because so many people had come with the promise of giving us a helping hand but none ever fulfilled their promise. I waited for some few minutes thinking that the money would be reversed but I never happened and after inquiring from my group members, I was told that indeed the money was from GiveDirectly and they had no bad motives on us. At that time, I became so happy as I knew that I will be using the transfers to achieve my goals."
Moses's family
access_time 5 years ago
Moses received a $50 fourth payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life since I started receiving payments from GiveDirectly is that I am nowadays living a happy life. This is because my mind is now at peace knowing that I have been able to build a hall in the piece of and my grandfather gave me as my inheritance. This will always keep off people who have been thinking that the plot had no owner and others even attempted to build some structures on it."
Maxwel's family
access_time 5 years ago
Maxwel received a $50 fourth payment.
"It was early in the morning when I received a message indicating that I had received some money from GiveDirectly. At that moment, I became so happy since I knew that it was just but the beginning of a change in my life. One can easily accomplish so many things in life if he has money and determination and I was glad since I knew that I had some money at my disposal every month."
Mathews's family
access_time 5 years ago
Mathews received a $50 fourth payment.
"It was early in the morning when I woke up when I realized that had two unread messages. Upon reading to know its contents, my heart was filled with happiness. This money came as a savior as I knew that I would be able to pay for the motorbike without much struggle if I buy it on higher purchase terms."
Joseph's family
access_time 5 years ago
Joseph received a $531 second payment.
"Previously, I did not have a distinctive way of earning income for my family and depended on meagre income from casual work to provide food for my family. Thanks to GiveDirectly I received the transfer which I used to pay for a motorbike on hire purchase. My life is now different because I have a motorcycle that I use to generate income for my family. We can easily afford food every day. My family gets to eat a healthy and balanced diet three times a day."
Barack's family
access_time 5 years ago
Barack received a $531 second payment.
"My family depended on the little income I got from casual work to buy food for family consumption. I was able to restock my small business which was pre-existing but was generating very low income due to very little profits as we turned to it from time to time for provision of food for the entire family. When I received the transfer I saw it fit to restock my business so as to boost its profits. This is a major source of income for my family. I can save the little profits I get from the business to pay school fees for my children and even buy food for their consumption."
Elija's family
access_time 5 years ago
Elija received a $531 second payment.
"My life is different in that I have bought a motorcycle to transport goods and passengers in our centre for money. My income has doubled hence I am able to sustain my family's needs with ease especially on buying additional foodstuff and now they have balanced diet meals hence there is an improvement on my family's health status. Before I received the transfers providing for my family was challenging because my main source of income was meagre and having three meals was a luxury. I am thankful to GiveDirectly for giving me a life I never knew I would lead so day."
Edwin's family
access_time 5 years ago
Edwin received a $531 second payment.
"Before the arrival of GiveDirectly, I was living in a mud walled house. I never thought I would one day afford to build a semi permanent house. Getting these transfers has enabled me to change my mud walled house to a semi permanent one and with a cemented floor. My family is now a happier family than It had been before we received our transfers. I have also been able to practice more advanced farming this time around. I have been able to till my land in time, afford hybrid seeds and apply fertilizers to my maize plantation. The transfers came in at a time when we were approaching the planting season. I am going to have the biggest harvest ever from my maize plantation."