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.
Judith's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Judith received a $528 second payment.
"GiveDirectly has delivered us from the bondage of poverty that was very obvious in my household. I can now walk with confidence and Interact with others with dignity as I no longer walk in rags that was the gossip in the village. I can as well provide for more meals for my children, unlike the previous case when we had only a meal in a day. My children are in school because their fee arrears are well settled and are never sent home more often as before. They have full time concentration in their studies and this has resulted into improved performance. Without GiveDirectly, I would be desperate and hopeless."
Moses's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Moses received a $528 second payment.
"Putting my previous life and present life in comparison, I may like to say that my life has really changed. I was having a Small house that could not accommodate the number of family members. Sometimes, I used to look for chairs from neighbourhood when having visitors, this could lower my dignity, but now, my house is well furnished with comfortable chairs."
Ruth's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Ruth received a $528 second payment.
"I had a dream of living in a permanently built house and this was just a dream to me. Today, I am proud that I now live in the house of my dream. I used to spend a lot of money in repair, but now it is a thing of the past. I will be able to divert such resources into a more productive projects like sugarcane farming and dairy farming which I have already started."
Victor's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Victor received a $23 twelfth payment.
"Even though I managed to construct a house, it is not that decent. I hope that I will be living in a better one in the next six months because by then, I will have plastered the inside and outside part which will make it more durable and beautiful."
Valentine's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Valentine received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect to have bought more cows that will increase my daily income. This will ensure that I am able to provide for my children. I also expect to improve my farming skills by getting some training, this will come in handy in improving my farming skills and techniques."
Tabu's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Tabu received a $546 initial payment.
"I received the notification early in the morning as I was weeding my farm,.Being in the mood of expecting money from GD, I was curious to know what the message was all about. I asked my son who was with me at that particular time to confirm what the message was about. On checking, he confirmed that there was a lot of money on my phone. Indeed GD had sent me the first transfer! I felt so happy and thankful to God and to GiveDirectly."
James's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
James received a $23 twelfth payment.
"with the payments, I will be able to submit the insurance fee without fail and so I will have the advantage of regular treatment and check-ups that will improve my general health. My electricity bills will also be up to date hence no more disconections."
Cherotich's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Cherotich received a $546 initial payment.
"It was around 6 am in the morning as I was waking up when I received my money. At that time, I became so happy and I would not wait any longer before having to feel the solid money with my bare hands. I then headed directly to my son's room and woke him up so that he would help me in withdrawing the money."
Sheila's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Sheila received a $546 initial payment.
"I was able to acquire a dairy cow using my transfers something I have never owned before and this is so far the biggest difference I have experienced in my life. Because of this, my children's health has now started improving since they now get enough milk which they lacked before. I have also started saving some money from the sale of milk from my cow. In addition, the amount of money I spend in a day buying our basic needs has reduced since I no longer buy milk thus increasing my savings. Seeing my children happy and in good health always thrills my heart."
Matilda's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
Matilda received a $528 second payment.
"I have not seen any difference at the moment given that I am still preparing the building materials to enable me to construct a new house. This will replace my old house that has worn out and not in very good condition. When that happens, I will boldly say that there is a difference in my daily life. I will not have to worry of the house collapsing or even the rains disrubing my sleep."