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 $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.
"The biggest change in my daily life is that, I have bought materials that I'm intending to use for constructing a permanent house. This money has also enabled me get back my garden that I'm planning to plant G-nuts come rainy season. Further more, I was also able to buy a bicycle that has eased my transportation. In the past, I didn't have hope of constructing a permanent house because I lacked money to buy materials."
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."
Simon's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Simon received a $471 initial payment.
"The moment I received my transfer, I felt happy. This is because, I was going to use it to pay off a debt and acquire a bull which will help in ploughing my farm land."
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.
"Receiving this money means that I will be able start up a business particularly a stationary shop so that the money can continue growing to take care of the future."