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.
Bendera's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Bendera received a $549 initial payment.
"I was previously seeking shelter from my son's house for a long time for the house I was previously living in collapsed due to wear and tear. Through the transfer, I was able to construct a new house and relieve me of the torment and embarrassment that I went through over the years. To me, owning a new house is the biggest difference in my daily life."
Kipsang's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Kipsang received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change to the better in the next six months. This is because we shall be having adequate clean water for use in our home. Consequently, I will be spending less energy and time collecting water. Moreover, my family shall be healthier and safer because we shall avoid unsafe river water. Still, I will be saving lots of money from my business and the transfers that I get from GiveDirectly. Consequently, I will be more confident in supporting my last born through his studies and career path."
Jumaa's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Jumaa received a $549 initial payment.
"The biggest difference is that I was previously employed by a neighbour who gave me her motorcycle to operate for taxi services which could not earn me adequate income for meeting my family's basic need. Through the transfer, I was able to purchase my own motorbike and is currently getting a good income from it. Owning this motorbike is the biggest daily difference in my life."
Brian's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Brian received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I will have fully paid my rent at school. This will give me ample time to stay and study at the campus. I will do so well to become a good medical studen tbecause I wont have anyting else to biother me othr than the studies."
Charo's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Charo received a $549 initial payment.
"To me, the biggest difference is that I will soon move to my new house which is more spacious than the one I was living in before and which its construction came into a halt because of inadequate money to purchase roofing materials but through the support from GiveDirectly, it's now near completion for I purchased everything I needed for roofing through the transfer."
Bett's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Bett received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect my life to be much better. This is because I will be enjoying higher income from the sale of the farm products (potatoes and cabbages) that I will have planted and harvested from the leased farm. Besides, I will have completed planting tea in my farm. Thus, I will be more confident with regards to supporting my children as they pursue their studies. I will be having reliable sources of sufficient funds to be used in paying school fees and financing other necessary projects."
Movine's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Movine received a $23 eighth payment.
"In the next six months, I plan to buy building materials such iron sheets which I will use in building a house in my own home. I have been living in a small house and I feel the time has come when I need to have my own home. This is why I plan to buy building materials bit by bit until I have enough to build a suitable house."
Brenda's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Brenda received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I don't have a source of income. I am a peasant farmer and basically, I rely on menial jobs which are at most times not available. To mitigate the lack of money to meet my needs, I intend to practice poultry keeping. In the next six months, I will have increased the extent of my poultry farming. I will be having a modern poultry house and a large brood of chicken that will be laying eggs that will be making me money. I also hope to have received my contribution from my merry go round group and bought a cow. This will be kept and reared to maturity in order to provide milk for consumption and also for sale. This will be beyond the six months but I intend to achieve it using the transfers I will receive over the next six months."
Rehema's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Rehema received a $549 initial payment.
"The notification came at around 6 O'clock and my phone was off by then. On turning it on, I went through the messages and I came across the notification by GiveDirectly that I had received my transfer. I was very happy and overjoyed and to me, it was a dream that had finally come true."
Farridar's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Farridar received a $23 eighth payment.
"I expect your life to change drastically in the next six months. This is because I will have paid all my university fees on time to ensure that I have ample time to study. Besides, I will able to pay school fees for my siblings since my boutique business will have commenced. Consequently, I will attain more respect and prestige from my family and relatives for my hard-work and responsibility. Additionally, I might consider opening another business - a salon."