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.
Sam's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Sam received a $453 second payment.
"The change in my life currently is that, we are happy because GiveDirectly enabled us to complete construction of my house which has given it beauty. Earlier on, my house was ugly because I had not plastered it due to lack of money which did not give it shape."
Betty's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Betty received a $460 second payment.
"My life is better because I have cleared the debt. Before, the person who borrowed me the money used to give me a lot of pressure. In addition, I have enough food (maize) for my family. Before we used to starved."
John's family
access_time over 5 years ago
John received a $453 second payment.
"This transfers have greatly improved my life in that, I went back to school to pursue a certificate in teaching. When I achieve it, I hope to get a job that will give me monthly income. Previously, I used to solely rely on music for livelihood since I'm a musician. This provided unreliable income that couldn't support my further studies and even meet basic needs like food, medical in months when I didn't make money."
Peter's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Peter received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I am hoping that my business will have grown and will be able to earn much more income to support my family and even venture into poultry farming."
Jesca's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Jesca received a $453 second payment.
"Looking at GiveDirectly interventions, I am currently very happy because I acquired a bull in order to facilitate ploughing with the one I had earlier on bought. Previously, I would offer my manual support to other farmers in exchange for them to plough my farm land."
Hellen's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Hellen received a $471 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that, This money has enabled me pay all my children's school fees and buy requirements at once. My son is also going to complete his course in welding. Previously I couldn't take all my children to school at once. My son had drop out of the course because we didn't have money to enable him complete his course."
Goreti's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Goreti received a $453 second payment.
"My life is different now because, I have been able to acquire things I wasn't able to buy on my own before getting these transfers. I have built a house, Bought household items and live a much better life in terms sleeping in a cool house and new bedding's. Before receiving these transfers, I used to live a hard life with a lot of stress on how I will built a good house because the one I was sleeping in was leaking."
Patrick's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Patrick received a $453 second payment.
"My life has registered progress in that, I built a permanent structure for my poultry project. In the past, I never had money to build one and the turkeys were on free range. This exposed them to the wild animals like dogs and snakes that devoured them as some also got lost. All these led to huge losses and hindered the growth of my project."
Babra's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Babra received a $453 second payment.
"My life is different in that I have managed to build my permanent house that I will move in and it will shield me from the rain unlike the one I am using at the moment that leaks. Completing to build my commercial house as well will help me develop greatly. Unlike before when earning money was a problem where I could work in other people's gardens, this house will help because I will rent it off and generate income that I will use for other needs like hiring more farm lands for extensive food production, education for children, feeding among others."
Emmanuel's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Emmanuel received a $471 initial payment.
"The moment I saw that I had received my transfer from GiveDirectly, I became too excited because I got the transfer which was going to help me settle the debt."