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.
Lucy's family
access_time 5 years ago
Lucy received a $447 second payment.
"I am very happy that I sleep on a comfortable mattress and in a nice iron roofed house. Before GiveDirectly launched, I was sleeping in an old tiny grass thatched hut and I could not afford even medical treatment. The GiveDirectly cash transfers have elevated my standards of living."
Michael's family
access_time 5 years ago
Michael received a $447 second payment.
"My life is different now in that, I have been in position to own livestock which I could not have bought on my own had I not received transfer for GiveDirectly. I did not have any source of income which could have enabled me acquire all these livestock at once because I have in total five livestock. These transfer have improved my standards of living because I now have new household items that's to say, mattress and clothes Therefore I sleep and dress well. Prior, To getting these transfers I didn't have enogh clothes and I used to sleep on a very old mattress. Secondly, People used to laugh at me because at my age I did not have livestock of my own. "
Joyce's family
access_time 5 years ago
Joyce enrolled.
"Receiving this money means that I will be able to build a bigger iron roofed house for my family. "
David's family
access_time 5 years ago
David enrolled.
"Receiving this money means that I will be able to build an iron roofed house. "
Matilida's family
access_time 5 years ago
Matilida enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I am faced with is sickness. I am sick most of the time and as such, the little money that I get is all spent on medical bills. "
Rose's family
access_time 5 years ago
Rose enrolled.
"My plan is to use the transfers for starting a bookshop or selling clothes. This will enable raise money to sustain my family."
Naume's family
access_time 5 years ago
Naume enrolled.
"Receiving this money means to build a permanent iron-roofed house for my family. "
Thomas's family
access_time 5 years ago
Thomas received a $530 second payment.
"My life has had a change because my kids now go to school without so much hustles. I am also capable of rearing my livestock because I recently added around two cows which I bought using the transfers."
Mariam's family
access_time 5 years ago
Mariam received a $530 second payment.
"I think GD should improve on the supervision so that people do not have an opportunity to misuse the transfers. Currently the monitoring procedures for the organization is quite wanting."
Safari's family
access_time 5 years ago
Safari received a $530 second payment.
"My life is now different in that I can now comfortably support my family financially and I can also pay school fees with ease from my business that is doing well of late."