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.
Mary's family
access_time 5 years ago
Mary received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I will be having a cow. I will buy one from saving part of the transfers. My family will enjoy getting milk like other families. It will reduce my expenditure for daily need since I will have stopped buying milk."
Alfred's family
access_time 5 years ago
Alfred received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I will have increased the size of my tomato farm and increased my profits."
Dama's family
access_time 5 years ago
Dama received a $550 initial payment.
"I was very happy and peaceful the moment I checked my messages in my phone and came across the notification from GiveDirectly that I had received my first transfer from them. I was thankful to them for getting such a large amount of money that you have not really worked for is rare in the very country and world we are living in."
Salama's family
access_time 5 years ago
Salama received a $550 initial payment.
"I never thought of receiving such an amount in my life. However, the coming of GiveDirectly has opened my eyes to see beyond how I will improve my livelihood. The money has enabled to me acquire things that I was incapable of getting. I was thankful and happy upon getting the financial support."
Ngumbao's family
access_time 5 years ago
Ngumbao received a $550 initial payment.
"Acquiring the goats is the biggest difference to me as I will keep them as my own assets and through them, I will be saving for the future of my children education. I know that once they reproduce and increase in number I will be able to sell them in case of any financial problem that requires a lot of money."
Mercy's family
access_time 5 years ago
Mercy received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I am planning to buy a dairy cow. I joined a table banking group where we all contribute about KES 40,000 monthly. In the next six months, my saving s will have matured and I will l use them to buy a dairy cow. I will then sell the milk and from the earnings, I get I will direct them towards meeting my family's daily needs. My family will be quite okay as far as milk consumption and basic needs is concerned."
Edwin's family
access_time 5 years ago
Edwin received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I believe my life will change in the next six months because I will be able to cater for my family needs easily. My biggest worry is school fees since I don't want to fail my kids. I have been working hard to pay fees so that they don't miss lessons. It is not my wish to have them perform poorly because of not playing my part. I will use the wages I get from my casual jobs to cater for my other needs and use the transfers from GiveDirectly to pay school fees. In six months time, I will be able also to plan well and strategize on how to allocate all my sources of income. This will give me peace of mind since my life will be well planned with less worries."
Ruth's family
access_time 5 years ago
Ruth received a $200 initial payment.
"I have not had a job and solely depended on my husband who does casual jobs to sustain the family. I opened a second hand clothe business because I did not have a job and I wanted to have an income generating activity. I was motivated to start this business because ladies products are bought on a daily basis and also have female friends who are potential customers."
Luwali's family
access_time 5 years ago
Luwali received a $550 initial payment.
"When I received the transfer, I was happy for it is long since I received such an amount of money and which I never expected in all my life that I would get it without working for it."
Mercy's family
access_time 5 years ago
Mercy received a $550 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that ever since we received this transfer we have been able to plant maize in our farms. This has enabled food security since we are not going to do casual jobs anymore. Our children are no longer sleeping hungry, in fact, we can afford three meals a day more than ever."