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.
Simon's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Simon received a $471 initial payment.
"My life is better because I bought a bull for ploughing my farm land with much more ease and efficiency. Before, It was hard and costly because I had to hire manual labourers to work for me. In addition, I repossessed the land which I will use to farm my crops. In the past I used to just rent gardens."
Josephine's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Josephine received a $471 initial payment.
"My life has improved because I'm sleeping in permanent house. Before, I used to sleep in a grass thatched hut which was leaking."
Kanze's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Kanze enrolled.
"I am a widow who takes care of three orphans. With my old age, I have to work hard to provide all their basic needs without support from anyone else. The most pressing need is school fees which I cannot comfortably afford with my casual job of weaving ropes. I desire to give them a better future through education so that they can explore job opportunities in the corporate world. Once they are employed, they will live a descent life and also take care of me. Therefore, receiving this transfer means purchasing livestock that I will rear in oder to finance their education up to their desired level."
Kadii's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Kadii enrolled.
"Farming is quite unreliable in my area due to poor rainfall. It being the main source of livelihood, I have to do it besides other casual jobs such as weaving ropes in order to fend for my family. My great ambition is to make my family food secure and I can only achieve this by scaling up farming. Therefore, I will purchase oxen that I will use in my farm and also hire them at a fee. Apart from food security, I will also generate income that will cater for other needs such as food, education, medical and clothing. Therefore, this transfer means that my family will attain a decent standard of living."
Richard's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Richard received a $453 second payment.
"My life is better now because, My standards of living have improved in terms of feeding resulting to a healthier life. I have started a livestock business with the transfers and I'm able to earn daily income that supports my household. I also bought a motorbike that has helped me run my business smoothly and avoid high costs of transport. I managed to pay off the land mortgage acquired by my father. Before receiving these transfers, I was burdened by school fees, feeding and I did not have enough land to farm on and I could not produce enough food to feed my household."
Ben's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Ben received a $453 second payment.
"My life has changed in that, I feel proud, empowered and ready to start and lead my own life now that I have completed a teaching course. Before, I had problems getting tuition for my course."
Gilbert's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Gilbert enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I am faced with is lack of money. I do not any source of income and as such, I am not able to do what I would really desire."
Julius's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Julius enrolled.
"When I receive this money, I will buy some agricultural land."
Scovia's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Scovia received a $471 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that, I am soon moving to an iron roofed house that is under construction. The grass thatched hut that I'm currently staying in leaks whenever it rains."
Rose's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Rose enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is the problem of lack of enough money to cater for school fees and other basic needs."