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 $50 fourth payment.
"It was early in the morning as I was preparing to go for work when I received my money. At that moment, my heart was filled with happiness and peace overwhelmed me. this is because I knew that it was a new dawn in my life where I will live in peace with my landlord as he would not have to come to my place every month to collect his rent."
Josephine's family
access_time 5 years ago
Josephine received a $367 second payment.
"I spent my most recent transfer. It has always been my prayer to start a motorcycle business since it is profitable. When I received my most recent transfer, I decided to save the whole amount so that I can use it together with my third transfer to buy a motorbike. This motorbike will act as my alternative source of income thus I will be able to cater for my family needs on time. My brother will be operating it and will be giving me some money on a daily basis. I am glad to start this business because it will not only profit me but also my brother"
Luka's family
access_time 5 years ago
Luka received a $50 fourth payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life since I started receiving payments from GiveDirectly is happiness. This is because my landlord has never come to ask for his rent at my house as I now pay my rent on time. I have been able to save what I get from my business and use them to pay rent on time because my business is now more profitable unlike before since I have been able to expand it. All this has been possible because off GiveDirectly and I am always grateful and I keep on praying to God to continue blessing them so that they can be able to save more souls by helping them."
Bernard's family
access_time 5 years ago
Bernard received a $530 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer since I enjoy significant income from the motorbike business. As a result, my family enjoys more services and products including sufficient food that we acquire using the funds that I collect from my work. Hence, I could still be languishing in poverty and the absence of a reliable source of income if not for GiveDirectly's financial boost."
Mariana's family
access_time 5 years ago
Mariana received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I would want to ensure I clear school fees for my children in primary school. I would want to maintain the pace of which I started with the transfers. I want to do my best to ensure my children are in school studying so that they can get good grades and go to better secondary schools."
George's family
access_time 5 years ago
George received a $23 eighth payment.
"In the next six months, I would want to buy more chicken to boost my poultry business. I know if all goes well, I will have income which will help me provide for my family well and brighten my future."
Irene's family
access_time 5 years ago
Irene received a $530 second payment.
"I now have a cereal business to be proud of, something that I would never have if I had not received money from GD. Starting such a business would be impossible for me because it requires a very huge capital that I would not able to raise on my own. I was able to do a lot using the transfers, but the business is the best part because it will sustain my family for years to come and I am so grateful to GD."
Beryl's family
access_time 5 years ago
Beryl received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I want to buy fertilizer and hybrid seeds to use on my farm. My dream is to have a large harvest which I may be able to sell the surplus in bigger markets where the prices are fair. I would want to use the money to boost my business to enable me to get an income to sustain my family needs."
Meshack's family
access_time 5 years ago
Meshack received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I would want to buy household items such as a bed, seat and utensils. This is because I do not have any in my house and I sleep on a mat, sit on a jerrican and use very old utensils which I took from my parents' house. I would want to improve my status with the transfers."
Joel's family
access_time 5 years ago
Joel received a $530 second payment.
"My life would have not changed were it not for this cash because for one I have my own motorcycle which means that I do not have to work for someone. I have also built a new house which I never had before, so for me that is a plus."