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.
Ivan's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Ivan received a $471 initial payment.
"The moment I received my cash transfer, I celebrated with a lot of joy and jubilation because I completed payment of a plot of land that I had I acquired to settle in."
Jackson's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Jackson received a $50 fourth payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that I am now able to meet my basic needs . In the past I used to depend on my sister to pay rent and buy food. I no longer depend on her as I am using my transfer to pay rent and food. My sister can thus save the money that she could have used to pay rent and buy food and use to pay school fees for my siblings. I have been admiring my friends who have smart phone and I am now happy since Give Directly gave me a smart phone."
Joan's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joan received a $471 initial payment.
"Receiving my first cash transfer came with a lot of joy because, I had never thought that I could go back to school. The money has indeed helped me to acquire tuition, school requirements and take care of my child while I am at school."
Rose's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Rose received a $46 fourth payment.
"Currently, I no longer stay home due to school fees arrears. This is an achievement, I can concentrate on my schooling with fewer worries about being sent home and my performance has as well improved. This was a struggle when I had to depend on my uncle, he really tried but there are days where he got overwhelmed and failed to pay the fees on time. The impact was evident in my deteriorating performance."
Leonard's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Leonard received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months I expect to furnish my house with more furniture. I am also planning to buy a sheep that I will rear to ultiply and In future I can sell them to earn some income or even in case of an emergency"
Daniel's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Daniel enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I am faced with is lack of money to take care of my household needs for example I would want to buy oxen to support my cultivation activity but I am incapacitated."
James's family
access_time over 5 years ago
James received a $471 initial payment.
"The moment I received my first cash transfer, I felt excited because I had never held such a big amount of money. I knew I would be able to build my house and make my living conditions comfortable."
Lencer's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Lencer received a $23 eighth payment.
"In the next six months, I will have bought a cow and plowing will no longer be a problem as it is currently. Besides that, I will have expanded my fries business and hopefully will be earning a little more from the business as well. With the income, I will be able to comfortably meet the needs of my family and even have enough to save for future plans."
Rosemary's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Rosemary received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, with the transfers I receive from GD, I expect to have expanded my grocery business and that I will be generating more income enough to sustain my household expenditure, pay school fees for my children and even afford to get some amount for leisure to break the daily routine."
Simon's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Simon received a $471 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I am now an engaged person because I spend much of the time taking care of my animals. Before, I would go to the trading center very early in the morning to spend unproductive life.."