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.
David's family
access_time over 5 years ago
David received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to have more farm produce unlike in the past. This is largely due to improved farming practices that was brought about by GiveDirectly transfers. I have been able to plant hybrid seeds and done so in time. With this, I expect to have reduced the cost of living by a great extent for my family. This will also see me explore other business opportunities as I am relieved of the burden of meeting family's daily needs."
Leah's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Leah enrolled.
"Receiving this money means, I shall use it to buy a cow and a bull. These will multply and become my future assets. "
Majeri's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Majeri enrolled.
"The bigges hardship I face currently is sickness. I have been diagnosised with pressure and this is so much stressing, since Iam a widow no one to consule."
Florence's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Florence enrolled.
"When I receive this money, I will build for the children a house."
Deborah's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Deborah enrolled.
"When I receive this money, I will pay school fees for the children."
Norah's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Norah enrolled.
"Receiving this money means to pay school fees for my children studying in zula and glory primary schools. I also plan to build a house for my children using this money. "
Joseph's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joseph received a $367 second payment.
"I spent my most recent transfer to purchase a motorbike that will offer transport services for business. I begun purchasing this motorbike with my first transfers where I paid an amount of 10000 KES, as the down payment. I then paid the pending debt of the motorbike with the whole of my second transfers that was an amount of 36800 KES. I am still remaining with a debt of 47000 KES that I intend to complete with part of my third and final transfers. I have been involved with carrying luggage for people at the popular Garissa Lodge market in Eastleigh estate, for some pay. I am still involved in this engagement as I offer employment with my motorbike to someone more experienced in riding motorbikes; and someone who has a licence also. I usually collect an amount of 400 KES everyday from my motorbike rider. I purchased this motorbike to increase my income and also to assist me raise enough funds for my bigger goal of owning a welding workshop."
Stella's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Stella received a $471 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I constructed a two roomed iron roofed house. This is something that we have always thought of owning but could not due to lack of money."
Patrick's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Patrick received a $471 initial payment.
"At that moment I was hard up after our salaries had been delayed. It was such a relief when I received this money. I was extremely happy and overjoyed that God had answered my prayers."
Christopher's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Christopher received a $471 initial payment.
"I remember hearing people ululating and shouting on top of their voices that GiveDirectly had sent them money. I was also compelled to switch on my phone to check if indeed it was true. At that moment I felt very happy and overwhelmed with joy."