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.
Jackline's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Jackline enrolled.
"Growing up, I was denied the right to education, a decision that led to a series of bad choices that ended my dream of becoming a teacher. My greatest desire therefore is to ensure my children get access to quality education and be able to achieve their dreams. I plan to complete my tailoring course, buy a sewing machine and start working. I will also buy fabrics that I can sell to supplement my income. I will purchase livestock too which I can resale later as they keep growing in number to make sure my children stay in school. "
Benard's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Benard enrolled.
" Financial constraints has been a big challenge to me. I work as a cattle herder in a nearby farm and the little amount i earn is all channeled to buying daily food for my family. This has therefore hindered my goals of engaging in a better business due to lack of capital,which could in turn better up my life and that of my family since "
Sidi's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Sidi enrolled.
"I used to operate a rope selling business that was very successful in Mtwapa town.However due to many needs that were depending on it for upkeep,it collapsed and for a long time, I have really wished to revive its operation but I have not been able to due to insufficient funds. For every ksh . 700 that I used to spend on purchasing the products,I used to gain Ksh. 800 as my profit. The proceeds really helped me over the years to educate my children ever since my husband died and I know that with this money,I will be able to invest in it once again in large scale thus enabling me to seek medication for myself and my children for the asthma condition that has been a pain in our lives for a very long time."
Maurice's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Maurice received a $23 fourth payment.
"The new goal that I nowardys have is purchase of a shaving machine so that I could be able to operate a barber shop in future. This will be of better source of income as compared to the casual labor that is tedious and unreliable. I also intend to offer trainings for the youths in our community who are jobless and desperate."
Betty's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Betty received a $453 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been because my family changes meals, dress and sleep better with clothes, mattress bought with this money, and soon, we will be sleeping under an iron sheet roofed house. Before, we used to sleep on the ground using mats, my children walked half naked and it was difficult to afford meals regularly. "
Ann's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Ann received a $453 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been because I am about to complete building an iron sheet roofed house and this makes me very happy. My health is looking better since I can afford medical cost which was very difficult before."
Joseph's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joseph received a $453 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been because I have peace of mind, and my family feeds and sleeps well. Before, thinking a lot and worries occupied my mind, and we would go without food at times due to lack means to get money."
Simon's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Simon received a $453 second payment.
"My life is different in that, I am no longer going to keep hiring farm land as I have got back mine that I had given out in exchange for money to treat my children when they had got broken. I will use this land to farm and increase food production that will sustain my family both commercially and subsistancely. Before, I used to hire land for farming whereby you either benefit from hiring when season is good or not when it's a bad season. "
Betty's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Betty received a $471 initial payment.
"When I saw the message from GiveDirectly, I became very happy that truly the promise that was made to me earlier had been fulfilled. I thanked God for leading GiveDirectly to my village and to me in particular."
Grace's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Grace received a $453 second payment.
"My life has greatly improved in that, I have completed the construction of my permanent house. I used to stay an in complete house which was not convenient for sleeping because it never had windows and also dusty. In addition, I paid off a debt that I never thought I would clear because of no money."