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.
Jane's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Jane received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to have a started a fish business where I can be buying fish from the lake and selling in the community, door to door and even on market days. This will help generate more income for my household."
Sopphy's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Sopphy received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I will be the happiest mother in my community. I am hopeful that I will have constructed my kitchen that means no more cooking outside the house in the open air. Besides that, I am hopeful that the poultry project will have been implemented as well. This will mean an addition to our daily income."
Joice's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joice received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I am certain that the renovation of my house will be complete and my family will be feeding well thanks to GD's transfers. I bet even now our faces look much brighter than some months back."
Jane's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Jane received a $453 second payment.
"There is a significant change in my life in that, I am a happy person because I acquire bulls that I will use to support the family in ploughing, thus early crop planting. Earlier on, I used to hire bulls expensively that would not even happen in time. Besides, some times I used to dig with a hand hoe that was very tedious and time consuming."
Sarah's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Sarah received a $471 initial payment.
"Through this support, I have been able to buy an ox that I am intending to use for ploughing my farm land. I have also acquired descent clothes for my self and children which has raised my self esteem among fellow women in my village. Previously, I had poor yield because of late planting, since I had to hire other people's oxen which will be available towards the end of season for plough. My self esteem was low because I had two clothes one for garden work and the other for changing."
Stella's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Stella received a $453 second payment.
"My life is different now because I'm sleeping in a iron roofed house which I constructed using the transfers. Secondly I live a happy life because I no long have to look for grass for renovating my grass thatched hut. Previously, I used to sleep in a leaky grass thatched house that left my property damaged during rainy season."
Patrick's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Patrick received a $453 second payment.
"My life has greatly improved in that, these days I pay my children's tuition on time and now have livestock that when I sell will enable me pay my children's tuition in the future. Previously, I used to get loans from a money lender who would retain my ATM card as collateral. This denied me access to my salary as long as I still serviced the loan, which made it difficult for me to provide for my family."
Edisa's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Edisa received a $471 initial payment.
"The moment I received my transfer, I was very excited because I was sure of building my house and acquiring household items such as clothing and mattress."
Esther's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Esther received a $453 second payment.
"My life has changed in that, I am happy and proud because my living standards have improved through the decent house that I have constructed. Previously, I used to stay in a semi permanent house that was not well furnished. The house was pausing a threat especially during the rainy season because it could become very cold."
Christine's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Christine received a $471 initial payment.
"My life has got better because I have been in position to plaster my house both in and out, I am now staying in a decent house. I have also been relieved from the debt burden that I had and I was enable to get back my acre of land which had acted as security. I am also having better bedings, utensils and a water drum. Before, I used to stay in a dusty house because I didn't have funds to plaster it. I had a lot off stress as a result of the debt."