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 $253 second payment.
"I think once I will have a starting capital and revive my small scale business I will have money that will sustain me together with my family members. So for me right now, the only thing that I seek to do is to start up the business and get it running as soon as I can."
Sylivia's family
access_time 5 years ago
Sylivia received a $527 second payment.
"My life is currently different than it would have been supposing I never received my transfers in that I spent my transfers to meet medication of my child who is currently doing well. Secondly, I have succeeded in building a new house and I do not need to rent a house in the center anymore. Consequently, I live peacefully and less stressed in my own home."
Janet's family
access_time 5 years ago
Janet received a $253 second payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to have plastered my main house and the kitchen. My house is not in good condition because it has holes on the floors. Having it plastered will make it look better and reduce the dust that always generates from the floor. This will also reduce its chances of harbouring harmful insects such as jiggers."
Patrick's family
access_time 5 years ago
Patrick received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, once my clay works business picks up well, I expect my lifestyle to positively change. I shall be able to raise more income from my clay works business thus be able to support my family comfortably. This will give me confidence that even when the transfers will be over, I shall continue to live an independent life unlike before when I was fully depending on casual jobs."
Felix's family
access_time 5 years ago
Felix received a $253 second payment.
"In the next six months l expect my business to have grown to large scale where l get more profit. "
Stephen's family
access_time 5 years ago
Stephen received a $253 second payment.
"In the next six months l expect my brother to return my money, for me to build iron roofed house. "
Jackline's family
access_time 5 years ago
Jackline received a $253 second payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have started business to be self employed."
Lilian's family
access_time 5 years ago
Lilian received a $253 second payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to have started up as a small scale business where I will be selling vegetables. This will earn me additional income thus will be able to meet most of my household's needs such as buying food, paying school fees for my children as well as addressing any financial emergencies that might occur."
Kache's family
access_time 5 years ago
Kache received a $547 initial payment.
"I was woken up by a message notification early in the morning. when I checked to confirm who the sender was, I was filled with inexpressible happiness on realizing that the notification was from GiveDirectly that I had received my first transfer and that they had finally fulfilled their promise of sending us our first transfers."
Dhahabu's family
access_time 5 years ago
Dhahabu received a $547 initial payment.
"The biggest difference is that the transfer has enabled me to buy new clothes for my family and school uniforms for my children. Buying new clothes to me was just a dream that I never imagined it would come true. We are now happy with enough clothing which it was only through the support from GiveDirectly."