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.
Gilbert's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Gilbert received a $460 second payment.
"My life is different in that I am now living a confident life as I own my personal plot of land that I will construct on soon and move out my uncles' land. Before getting this plot of land, I used to stay with my uncles who pressured me to leave their home and get my own as they said they could not keep me for long since they also had their own children."
Jane's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Jane received a $453 second payment.
"My life has greatly changed because I was able to acquire a personal sawing machine using my first transfer. This is now helping me to earn a living, cater for my personal needs such as sufficient feeding for my family, educating my children and serving my community. I get personal contracts such as being hired to saw uniforms for schools plus my personal ordinary clients and I am paid. Before getting my personal sawing machine, I used to just go to other tailors and ask if I could carry out my personal work using their machines and they could take part of my payment making it difficult for me to raise a reasonable amount of money to cater for my needs in the long run."
Justine's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Justine received a $453 second payment.
"My life is different in that, I have been in position to make 13000 bricks. I will use part of it to construct a permanent house and sell the rest for income. I will use this income as capital to start a shop. In addition, I have an intention of opening a farm mainly for piggery and poultry. Before, the only source of income was brick making at people's sites and that fetched little income."
Hillary's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Hillary received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to have planted tea crops on my farm. This is a big boost as I am going to be a cash crop farmer. I will use the money from GD to get the seedling s I need."
Sidi's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Sidi received a $549 initial payment.
"I received the notification early in the morning as I had gone to fetch water from a nearby borehole. On checking to confirm who the sender was, I was instantly filled with happiness as I went through the message from GiveDirectly that I had received my first transfer from them."
John's family
access_time over 5 years ago
John received a $23 eighth payment.
"In the next six months, I hope to be living in a better environment free from dust and the stress of constantly having to repair the damaged parts of my house. This will give my wife quite a relief and better health for the entire household."
Jumwa's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Jumwa received a $549 initial payment.
"I received the notification early in the morning as I was going on with my day's tasks. I was curious to know who the sender was and on confirming the message, I realised that it was from GiveDirectly informing me that I had received my transfer. I was filled with happiness at that instant and thankful to them for financial support."
Kenga's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Kenga received a $549 initial payment.
"My biggest difference is that my son is now back to work as a driver, for he is the breadwinner of the family and his job had been suspended because his licence had not been renewed and we were not able to bail him out of this situation and he was jobless for some months and clear the cost until I received the transfer. The support has enabled him to clear the renewal fee and has now resumed. To me, this is the biggest difference in my daily life."
Kipngetich's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Kipngetich received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to have changed in the next six months because I will have plenty of food for my family because I will have harvested maize and beans that I just planted with part of my transfer. I will not be spending much on buying food."
Changawa's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Changawa received a $549 initial payment.
"I received the notification early in the morning. On checking to confirm, the message was from GiveDirectly that my first transfer had been sent. I could not believe it when I thought of the days that we had gone without food for some nights and skipped meals due to lack of money. I was greatly overjoyed and happy that I would manage to buy food for my family."