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.
Jacob's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Jacob received a $528 second payment.
"Were it not for the financial assistance I received from GiveDirectly, I would have not been able to build a bigger and spacious house. I spent my first transfer on building a new house since the one I was living in before was not only small but also unstable. I was always afraid that one day it would collapse on us. I thank God for the transfer we received from GiveDirectly which enabled my family and I to prioritize to build a better and more durable house than the one we had at first."
John's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
John received a $546 second payment.
"My life is different than how it would have been If I never received the transfer since I managed to build a better house, a pit latrine and rented a piece of land to start sugarcane farming. I was a very poor man who only lived from hand to mouth and could not save even a single cent to do all these things I have managed to do."
Beatrice's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Beatrice received a $23 tenth payment.
"I am motivated to save money for my children's education hence for the next six month I am certain that I would have paid most of their school arrears so that they won't be sent home for school fees."
Francis's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Francis received a $23 twelfth payment.
"My plan is to use my next transfers to purchase more goats and I am hoping that in the next six months, I will have more flock."
Seline's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Seline received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I have always dreamt of having a semi-permanent house hence I expect that in the next six months, I shall have saved enough money and bought the necessary building materials to cement my mud house."
Erick's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Erick received a $23 eighth payment.
"In the next six months, I would still want to buy another goat. This is because I have always planned to have at least three goats and I am less one by now. They can help me raise money to handle other family needs such as school fees, medication and other emergencies when I sell them. I prefer them because their value increases on a daily basis."
Awadh's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Awadh received a $546 initial payment.
"I was not expecting that money on that day. I was on my way to Bamba town at around 11:00 AM. A message came into my phone and when I checked, it was the money coming in. I was very very happy as I had no money at all at that time. I am still very happy up to now. I told no one about it at that moment and I immediately started making plans on how I would purchase a motorbike."
John's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
John received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I am going to have better earnings from dairy farming since I am now getting focused on the same. My wife also now has ample time to go fend for my family on the farm since I am now healthier. Before getting medication, my wife used to spend most of the time taking care of my personal needs since I was only confined to my bed."
Willy's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Willy received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that I will be producing maize in large scale .This will enhance food security in my family and also sell surplus to earn an income.I am planning to save the income from sale of maize and start a new business so as to have a constant source of income."
Festus's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Festus received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect life to change in the next six months In that, I will have saved some money to buy a motorcycle to use for a taxi. This project will earn me an a continues income. I will use it for transportation within and outside our village. I will also be in a position to help my parent to pay school fees for my sibbling who are in secondary school."