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.
Christine's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Christine received a $23 eighth payment.
"I expect that in the next six months, I will have set up my own business so that I can assist my husband in providing for our family. Having more income also means that we will be able to achieve our goal of plastering the entire house."
Dominic's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Dominic received a $367 second payment.
"My goal is to expand my mango business to a point where I can supply mangoes in sacks, here in Mathare, or even at a large market in Nairobi county."
Ann's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Ann received a $50 fourth payment.
"My goals are to open a salon and a beauty shop in my village in Mlango Kubwa, the beauty shop will be the first to be opened in the area."
Mary's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Mary received a $23 eleventh payment.
"In the next six months, I will have a source of income through the banana business I will start. I do not want to rely on my children for help as I did before the transfers. I used to beg for literally everything from my children which was really burdening them since they also have families to take care of. I will use the profits from the business to buy cement and sand which I will use in plastering inside wall of my house."
Topius's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Topius received a $23 eighth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect that my chicken would have hatched and will be having a huge number of birds. I will sell some and buy a heifer for rearing. I am looking forward to owing some livestock so that in the future when I need some cash I get to sell it to further my studies."
Benard's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Benard received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I plan to start dairy goat farming. I opt for this farming as it requires less capital to start and easy to feed. The main aim of keeping this goat is for milk production. Buying milk has been so costly for me which has led us into frequently taking black tea as opposed to milked tea. I am hopeful that we are going to getting enough milk for my family's consumption."
Mesalimu's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Mesalimu received a $548 initial payment.
"I received the notification early in the morning after I heard a message ringtone and on checking to know who the sender was, I realised that the sender was GiveDirectly that I had received money from them. As I went through the message, I could feel the happiness that engulfed me at that moment and called for my family to come and we celebrate together, for I could not believe I would get much money in my lifetime."
Ngumbao's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Ngumbao received a $548 initial payment.
"I received the notification early in the morning and on checking to confirm who the sender was, I realised that it was from GiveDirectly notifying me that I had received my first transfer. I was very happy about the money for I never thought of getting such an amount of any single day of my life."
Kadzo's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Kadzo received a $548 initial payment.
"The transfer came at a time when I was troubled as a parent who wishes the best for her children in excelling in their education. Seeing the notification early in the morning brought much happiness and I rejoiced with my son when I realised that the message had some good news for us all, for the money I have been anxiously waiting for had finally been sent. I now felt peaceful and thankful in my heart for financial support from GiveDirectly, for my son would soon join college."
Kahonzi's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Kahonzi received a $548 initial payment.
"My son has not in school for a period because I had not cleared his school fees arrears and on receiving the transfer, I took him back to school and paid a portion of the fees and now he is going on with his studies without any hindrance."