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.
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."
Beatrice's family
access_time 5 years ago
Beatrice received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I hope that I will have plastered my house and will no longer have to be worried about constantly looking for the materials for the repair. This will also improve my family's general health as they will not be affected by dust which is currently causing us respiratory problems."
Kasiwa's family
access_time 5 years ago
Kasiwa enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I will be able to meet my family's needs of food and education with much ease. I plan to achieve this through reviving my small hotel business by building a permanent premise and adding more food items so I can offer a variety of quality foods to my customers. I will also buy oxen and an ox plough to expand my farming and ensure my home is food secure. "
Joyce's family
access_time 5 years ago
Joyce enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I face is how to raise fees for my children education. "
Margdalem's family
access_time 5 years ago
Margdalem enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I have faced is lack of enough agricultural equipments to facilitate proper agriculture."
Mohamad's family
access_time 5 years ago
Mohamad enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I face currently is lack of enough money for paying school fees. I have no money to meet my children school fees currently studying in kakere primary school."
Rose's family
access_time 5 years ago
Rose enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I face currently is lack of food to feed my family members. "