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.
Joseph's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joseph received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect in the next six to have to have upgraded my dairy farming to zero grazing. Now I have upgraded the dairy cows I have by fertilizing them with improved breeds through Artificial insemination. I will achieve this plan by selling the calves and some of the savings I have in table banking."
Linner's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Linner received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to lead a more positive life. This is because I will have started my own grocery business. Accordingly, I will be getting more income for supporting my family. Besides, I will be having a relatively large flock of goats. Thus, I will be more confident about paying school fees for my children who are yet to join secondary school."
Eunice's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Eunice received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that I will have bought a bed and seats. I will not be prone to chest problems which someone can easily get when sleeping down on the cold floor. I will also not be ashamed of allowing visitors to come over when I have decent seats. Currently, I only have jerrycans which we sit on."
Betty's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Betty received a $23 twelfth payment.
"My focus is financial security. I want to be able to make more money by expanding my current business or even starting more businesses. In the next six months, I know I shall have moved a step ahead financially given that the money I receive from GiveDirectly is invested in my mobile banking business only."
Philiphine's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Philiphine received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change significantly in the next six months. This is because I will be getting more income from the sale of eggs that I get from my poultry. Besides, we shall be having sufficient food in our household since we shall have harvested the maize that we planted last month. Additionally, I will be getting milk from at least one of the cows. Subsequently, we shall be enjoying a balanced diet. Still, I will start a new business of buying and selling tea to gain more revenue for supporting my family and paying school fees for my children. Thus, I will be leading a more optimistic life."
Dorothy's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Dorothy received a $23 eighth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to have bought a cow and embarked on serious dairy farming to expand my income base."
Sharon's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Sharon enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I face in this place is the lack of water which forces me to take the cattle over long distances for pasture and water from morning till evening. This happens every day so much so that I had to forego a small grocery business I started at the beginning of this year. "
Sidi's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Sidi enrolled.
"My aim is for my family to be food secure. This I hope to achieve by purchasing oxen in order to engage in large scale farming thus resulting in more produce when it rains. I also plan to boost capital for my small shop so that I can make more profit thus ensuring am able to buy enough food for my family especially in times of drought such as now. The rest, I will save in an account for the future when need arises. "
William's family
access_time over 5 years ago
William received a $549 initial payment.
"That moment I received this transfer I was so happy. This was the greatest blessing I had ever received in my entire life. That day I went to the shopping center to withdraw immediately because I wanted to feel the touch of such an amount of money in my pocket."
Noah's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Noah received a $46 fourth payment.
"I want to buy seedlings and modern fertilizer from the aggro-vet so that we can use them in the on-coming planting season. The main reason of doing this is to make sure that we get a bumper harvest within the next four to five months from today. Once the bumper harvest is realized then we will sell them to customers within the locality and earn some money in return."