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.
Dorcus's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Dorcus received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have bought some cattle waiting to sell them and buy cow in future. "
Judith's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Judith received a $46 third payment.
"My life is currently different from how it was four months ago because l am now staying in a nice iron roofed house as compared to before when l was staying in a thatched leaky house where l was being rained on."
Consolata's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Consolata received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have saved enough to buy building materials and extend my house."
Marikus's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Marikus received a $531 second payment.
"I am no longer the the desperate person, who was mistaken to be insane as I lived in an old tattered house that could fall on me anytime. Nowadays, I live in a modern spacious house with plastered floor which I built with GiveDirectly transfers, a standard of living that was meant for the rich in my community. I walk in new clean clothes and not rags as before when children would ran away from me thinking that I was not a real human being. I have ploughed my farms where I intend to plant maize, beans and sorghum. This will be of food security and also source of income as I hope to sell surplus and use the money to pay fees for Vocational training in motor vehicle mechanics. I cleared school fees balance and had my certificate that has been detained for four years since I did my final exams at secondary school released. I feel so happy since I can present it to further my education in other training institutions. I can socialize with others freely without fear of gossip. GiveDirectly has written a new story in my life, a story of hope, peace of mind, self-worth and human dignity."
Kevin's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Kevin received a $531 second payment.
"I managed to take my daughter to a private school where there is quality education and she has really improved on her academic performance. I never had an opportunity to get better education and therefore would not like that my children go through the mistake again. Education is light and I feel ashamed that I lack any skills to compete for the job opportunities that has made life very challenging to me. I bought a water pump that I intend to use for horticultural farming. I have a piece of land that borders a permanent river that I would like to irrigate during dry season when there is scarcity of vegetables, onions and tomatoes. There are two schools and a local market neaby that I am targeting as potential consumers. As a young, vibrant and self driven man, this will be my self-employment and also other villagers that I shall contract for casual labor. I bought a solar lighting system, this has saved me a lot from the daily budget of paraffin which at times was never enough. My children can nowardays have their studies and do homework without any worries of lamps going off like before when I used tin lamps. "
Meshack's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Meshack received a $23 twelfth payment.
"My life will definitely change. As per my plans, I hope to get good harvest from my farm. I intend to start poultry project to sustain my life. I am old and poultry project will supply me with eggs and chicken, both for sale and for nutrition purposes. The project does not require a lot of movements and therefore will be suitable for an old man like me."
Priscillah's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Priscillah received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change drastically in the next six months since I will be having more poultry. Subsequently, I will be collecting more revenue from the sale of eggs and poultry. Moreover, I look forward to purchasing another cow in the future. Overall, I will be more confident of comfortably supporting my family with little or no reliance on aid."
Francisca's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Francisca received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to earn more income from my business. Having introduced new goods to my business I hope I will get more customers which will result to increase sales and profits. This will earn me more income thus my financial needs such as paying school fees and buying food more manageable thus raised living standards."
Selemimah's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Selemimah received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect to have saved money in a merry go round group and will have bought a heifer. I will also have a flock of sheep that will have multiplied. ]Owning livestock will have strengthened my financial position."
Esther's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Esther received a $23 eighth payment.
"I expect my life to change drastically in the next six months because I will be living in a cleaner and better house. Accordingly, I will be enjoying more rest and great health because of the reduced maintenance (cleaning) work and less dust in my house. Besides, I look forward to buying another cow to attract more milk for consumption and sale. As my age advances, I am striving to ensure I have a reliable source of income for sustaining myself."