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 $23 eighth payment.
"In the next six months, we are optimistic that we shall have saved enough money from our improved farming practices and merry go round contributions that will enable us acquire our own piece of land where we can also practice more farming and increase our income base as a family. At this time we expect to be more financially stable than we are now."
Fatuma's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Fatuma enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I have faced is lack of stable source of income that has seen my mother held in hospital for six months because we can not raise the money required for her surgery."
Fatuma's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Fatuma enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I have faced is lack of stable source of income that led to being held in hospital because my husband could not raise enough money from his job as a casual laborer to pay for my medical bill."
Jackton's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Jackton received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to buy a cow with the money I will get from selling part of the farm produce I shall have obtained in the next season. I have only been owning four bulls, however, I believe having a cow will be more beneficial to my household. I will be able to obtain milk from it hence there will be no need to spend any money on buying milk for my household. The cow I expect to buy will be in remembrance of the charitable works of GiveDirectly to my household."
Tumaini's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Tumaini enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I faced was raising my six children singlehandedly for two years. This was after my husband neglected us and married another woman. Life became difficult as I could not meet their basic needs and most of the times I would struggle with casual jobs to make ends meet. This also resulted to constant fights with my spouse which resulted to psychological trauma on my children and I. However, the situation changed after the other woman left."
Ruth's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Ruth received a $367 second payment.
"My new goals that I did not have before receiving the transfer is that I am planning to start a poultry project in my rural home. This project will be a good source of income to my family from the sale of eggs. This will therefore boost my daily income hence I will be able to provide the basic needs such as food for my family without any challenge. I am also planning to start a new business in Mathare where I sell cereals. Currently I do not have any source of income and starting this business will bring in more income and I will be able to help my husband provide some of the household needs. I will save part of the income I get from my businesses in table banking so as to use it to pay school fees for my daughter in future."
Joseph's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joseph received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that I will have saved enough money to start cereal business. This business will be earning me an extra income to meet other basic household needs."
Prisillar's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Prisillar received a $367 second payment.
"I spend my most recent transfer to build a brick-walled house for my mother. I decided on this because she was living in a small mud-walled house and could not accommodate all my family members. At times when my siblings come for holiday they could go to sleep with our grandmother since the house could not accommodate all of them comfortably. I also used part of transfer to start a new business where I sell second hand clothes. In the past I used to struggle to meet my family needs with the little money I got from casual jobs such as washing clothes. I am now happy since I used my transfers to start a business and I get a constant source of income to meet family needs and I no longer do casual jobs as I used to do before."
Paul's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Paul received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect to boost my barber shop business to increase the income for the family. I also plan to save towards building a new house as I do have a thatched roof that leaks when it rains. I also believe I shall have graduated from my driving course which will help me land a good and better job hence increase in income for the family."
Paul's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Paul received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect in the next six month to have saved enough money and bought the necessary building materials which will necessitate the construction of my decent spacious iron sheet house hence staying in a leaky grassed thatched house won't be a challenge."