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.
Stella's family
access_time 5 years ago
Stella enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I am facing is that the children are so sickly and yet I do not have serious source of income to help in treatment."
Hellen's family
access_time 5 years ago
Hellen enrolled.
"Receiving this money means that i will construct a house for my family."
Janet's family
access_time 5 years ago
Janet enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I am going to construct an iron roofed house because I am tired of looking for thatching grass which I do almost every two years."
Jacob's family
access_time 5 years ago
Jacob received a $22 eighth payment.
"I want to buy a few sheep that I will rear within the compound and probably earn some money in return when the numbers increase in the future."
Helida's family
access_time 5 years ago
Helida received a $22 eighth payment.
"I want to boost my small scale business so that I can be able to rely into the future so that even if the organizations transfers are stopped I should be able to keep on pushing without so much struggles."
Mary's family
access_time 5 years ago
Mary received a $22 eighth payment.
"My main aim right now is to be able to pay school fees for my children so that they concentrate on their studies rather than spending most of the time staying at home when they are sent away because of not paying their fees. I really want to give them the best education I can because I know that education is the best gift that I can give to them."
Fanice's family
access_time 5 years ago
Fanice received a $195 initial payment.
"The debts I owed my friends had really taken a toll on our relationships because they felt that I had the money but just refused to pay them. I mostly took different routes just to avoid meeting them because I felt really guilty having taken too long with their money. Ever since I repaid the debts, my confidence has been restored as I am free and less burdened. I am also free to take any route because I am confident I will clear the rest of the debts very soon."
Rose's family
access_time 5 years ago
Rose received a $536 initial payment.
"Biggest difference that the money has brought in my life is that I have been able to make tremendous adjustments and improvements on y house that I was never able to achieve in the past due to the heavy financial burden I have right now. Paying school fees for my children normally consumes more than thirty percent of my money, which leaves me with less amount of money to spend on other financial needs."
Abraham's family
access_time 5 years ago
Abraham received a $536 initial payment.
"The biggest difference that the money brought in my life is that I was able to make major repairs on my house for my family so that they stay in a better place which is more secured. Apart from that, I was also able to pay school fees for my sister who had some arrears and offsetting the balance had been quite an uphill task. I am glad all that is now behind us."
Ernest's family
access_time 5 years ago
Ernest received a $195 initial payment.
"I spent part of the money on a few household items which I lacked such as a bed, blankets, a table, utensils and a mattress. These were my main priority because I previously had no bed and slept on an old mattress on the floor with light tattered blankets which really made my nights very long because it was always cold. I also ate in the local hotels everyday as I had no utensils hence could not make my own meals, this came with constant health problems because the environments are usually not so hygienic. I sent some of the money to my siblings who mostly support me financially as a way of showing my gratitude for their help, then saved the rest for my future business plans."