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.
Sarah's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Sarah received a $471 initial payment.
"Through this support, I have been able to buy an ox that I am intending to use for ploughing my farm land. I have also acquired descent clothes for my self and children which has raised my self esteem among fellow women in my village. Previously, I had poor yield because of late planting, since I had to hire other people's oxen which will be available towards the end of season for plough. My self esteem was low because I had two clothes one for garden work and the other for changing."
Stella's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Stella received a $453 second payment.
"My life is different now because I'm sleeping in a iron roofed house which I constructed using the transfers. Secondly I live a happy life because I no long have to look for grass for renovating my grass thatched hut. Previously, I used to sleep in a leaky grass thatched house that left my property damaged during rainy season."
Patrick's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Patrick received a $453 second payment.
"My life has greatly improved in that, these days I pay my children's tuition on time and now have livestock that when I sell will enable me pay my children's tuition in the future. Previously, I used to get loans from a money lender who would retain my ATM card as collateral. This denied me access to my salary as long as I still serviced the loan, which made it difficult for me to provide for my family."
Edisa's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Edisa received a $471 initial payment.
"The moment I received my transfer, I was very excited because I was sure of building my house and acquiring household items such as clothing and mattress."
Esther's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Esther received a $453 second payment.
"My life has changed in that, I am happy and proud because my living standards have improved through the decent house that I have constructed. Previously, I used to stay in a semi permanent house that was not well furnished. The house was pausing a threat especially during the rainy season because it could become very cold."
Christine's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Christine received a $471 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I became very happy because this money had come at a right time when I needed it to clear the debt that I had."
Esther's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Esther received a $453 second payment.
"Receiving this money has greatly changed my life in that my family and I have reliable income and transportation has become easy due to the availability of the motorcycle I contributed on buying. My husband uses it as bada boda to sustain my family through the money he earns from it and give service to the community in terms of transportation. Before, earning money and transport was a big problem to my family as I had to walk very long distances like taking children to hospital, reaching out to my parents and even going to the market. My family and I would also toil in other peoples gardens to make money that would make ends meet like feeding and treating children."
Caroline's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Caroline received a $471 initial payment.
"The moment I received my transfer, I felt very happy because I was sure of buying a plot of land and household items like mattress and utensils which were not enough for my family."
John's family
access_time over 5 years ago
John received a $471 initial payment.
"The GiveDirectly transfer made me feel very happy when I received it. This is because, I didn't have enough farm land for agriculture and I was confident that this money would help me get it."
Moses's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Moses received a $471 initial payment.
"My life is better now in that, I can afford to buy anything I desire at anytime because the profits I get from the Business have helped cater for my household needs like food. From the time I received this transfer, The debt burden has reduced since I no longer borrow money for survival as it was in the past."