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.
Agnes's family
access_time 5 years ago
Agnes received a $253 second payment.
"I expect to have plastered my house in the next six months. It is currently made of mud which makes it really dusty and difficult to clean. This has been the major cause of the flue my children are having."
Happy's family
access_time 5 years ago
Happy received a $547 initial payment.
"I saw the notification in the morning and for sure I could not believe it at first. As I went through the message, I realised that GiveDirectly had honoured their promise, for indeed I had received my first transfer. I was happy and greatly overjoyed for I never imagined that I would get such money in my life."
Stephen's family
access_time 5 years ago
Stephen received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to have changed in the next six months in that I will have a reduced burden of the daily household expenditure. I will be having a business trading in milk. From the proceeds, I will earn an income that I will use to meet the needs of my family."
Dickson's family
access_time 5 years ago
Dickson received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I would want to plant tress in my home. I know in the next two-three years, I will be able to sell them and get an income which will hgelp me handle my family needs easily."
Brenda's family
access_time 5 years ago
Brenda enrolled.
"Receiving this money means that I will now build a house.The house that I am living in is so tiny and grass thatched.I will build a bigger house with an iron sheet roof.I will then buy two sheep with remaining part of the first transfer. "
Bernadetta's family
access_time 5 years ago
Bernadetta received a $253 second payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to plaster the walls of my main house. It is currently made of mud which is usually washed down during rainy days forcing me to be smearing often to maintain its firmness. Plastering the walls will be a permanent solution and will also make my house look better than it does."
Janeth's family
access_time 5 years ago
Janeth received a $527 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer because we have afforded to purchase a cow. We have been relying on our parents' cattle for milk. Thus, owning a cow means a lot to us because we can use the cattle as collateral to secure some loans. Still, we gain much prestige by owning the cow. Still, I am more hopeful of a brighter future because the cow will be generating sufficient milk for consumption and sale."
Amos's family
access_time 5 years ago
Amos received a $253 second payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to expand my poultry farm to be large so that It brings more income. I am planning to start buying more chicks and modern chicken feeds so that they grow and multiply faster to bring me more income. This will help me with paying fees as well as addressing most of my household's needs which are quite challenging at the moment."
Joyce's family
access_time 5 years ago
Joyce enrolled.
" I have always wished to be able to provide all the basic needs that my family requires.This has proved to be a challenge because I do not have a source of income.I depend on odd jobs that pay very little and cannot sustain my family.This is the biggest hardship I have faced."
Mercy's family
access_time 5 years ago
Mercy received a $528 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer since my dream of building a bigger and better house has materialized. I have been struggling in vain to raise funds for building another since the one that we had was a bit small and less presentable. Thus, I greatly appreciate the timely financial boost that I received from GiveDirectly. We have gained sufficient space and more prestige from the new house."