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.
Janet's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Janet received a $459 second payment.
"My life is different in that receiving this money helped me to see to it that I paid fees for my child who was in a candidate class (senior four) making me so proud that her future was bright. Before receiving this money, I was really hard up as all the assets I used to sell to educate her were used up. This time my daughter was meant to stay home which would delay her dream until I got the money to send her back to school."
Charles's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Charles received a $453 second payment.
"The current change in my life is that, there is visible beauty in my household through the permanent house that I built. Before, my household was not presentable because it had grass thatched houses that were leaking."
James's family
access_time over 5 years ago
James received a $453 second payment.
"My life is great because my wife who is diabetic accessed adequate treatment. In the past, I could cultivate and sale off most of the Agricultural produce to treat her. However, we experienced food shortage. In addition, I have acquired Agricultural inputs like oxen and land to enable me cultivate in time. Before, I could not farm in time because I had to wait for the owner of the oxen to finish."
Wilson's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Wilson received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect to have completed my home improvement. I will have completed the construction of a house for my children. They will be using their own room in the next six months."
Jesca's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Jesca received a $453 second payment.
"Building my permanent house that is cost effective when it comes to maintaining as its done once, has made my life different in that I am relieved when it comes to buying grass to keep renovating my former grass thatched house which was expensive to maintain. In the past, I had to look for grass to renovate my house almost every year in a far village as there was no near by place that I could get it."
Keletesia's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Keletesia received a $459 second payment.
"Currently, my life is different in that, I am happy because GiveDirectly's cash transfer has helped my child get treatment. earlier on, I used to struggle to look for money towards meeting treatment bills through selling part of the food items in the household."
Joseph's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joseph received a $453 second payment.
"My life has got better because I have got a motorbike which generates income that supports my family in buying food, paying medical bills, my daughter's school fees and any need that arises. The acre of land that I got will increase my crop production. Before, I didn't have a stable source of income. I use do actual labour in people's gardens that fetched very little income about UGX 2,000 a day. I had only one acre of land that couldn't produce enough food crops for the demand of the family."
Wiliter's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Wiliter received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect in the next six months to have started poultry farming. The egg production will assit me in payment of school fees and purchase other household needs."
Agiripina's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Agiripina received a $471 initial payment.
"The moment I received my first cash transfer, I felt very excited because I had been blessed by GivDirectly. I offered thanks to God with UGX 10,000."
Simon's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Simon received a $453 second payment.
"My life is different because I own an acre of land which will enable me farm in large quantities. Previously, I had only one garden which limited my farming thus affecting food production for the family."