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.
Esther's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Esther received a $453 second payment.
"Receiving this money has greatly changed my life in that my family and I have reliable income and transportation has become easy due to the availability of the motorcycle I contributed on buying. My husband uses it as bada boda to sustain my family through the money he earns from it and give service to the community in terms of transportation. Before, earning money and transport was a big problem to my family as I had to walk very long distances like taking children to hospital, reaching out to my parents and even going to the market. My family and I would also toil in other peoples gardens to make money that would make ends meet like feeding and treating children."
Caroline's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Caroline received a $471 initial payment.
"The moment I received my transfer, I felt very happy because I was sure of buying a plot of land and household items like mattress and utensils which were not enough for my family."
John's family
access_time over 5 years ago
John received a $471 initial payment.
"The GiveDirectly transfer made me feel very happy when I received it. This is because, I didn't have enough farm land for agriculture and I was confident that this money would help me get it."
Moses's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Moses received a $471 initial payment.
"My life is better now in that, I can afford to buy anything I desire at anytime because the profits I get from the Business have helped cater for my household needs like food. From the time I received this transfer, The debt burden has reduced since I no longer borrow money for survival as it was in the past."
Mary's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Mary received a $471 initial payment.
"One of my son's called me late that night informing of the cash transfer but I could not read the message. However in the morning I called my neighbor to read the message for me. I was overwhelmed with joy when he told me the news because I had now received money that was going to clear my children's school fees."
Anna's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Anna received a $453 second payment.
"The cash transfer transformed my life in such a way that I was able to purchase many household items like bed sheets, utensils and a radio all at once. In addition to this, I was able to plaster and cement my house. I am very proud that I can afford to host visitors at my house. Before receiving the cash transfer, I was living in a house built with mud and no concrete floor. It was always dusty and uncomfortable to stay in. I applaud GiveDirectly for their generosity."
Judith's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Judith received a $471 initial payment.
"At that time when the money was sent, I was pregnant and almost putting to bed. However when I checked my phone the next day, I felt very excited because this was my first time ever to receive a million plus. This money was going to relieve me from the struggles of looking for grass for my house."
Angella's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Angella received a $471 initial payment.
"I received a mobile money message at night, but never read it till early in the morning. On checking that mobile money message, I felt so happy because I had never held such an enormous amount of money at once. At that moment I believed that God had sent GiveDirectly to save me from poverty."
Jane's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Jane received a $471 initial payment.
"I recall hearing my phone buzzing at midnight. When I checked my phone, I could not believe it that I had received money from GiveDirectly. On that eventful day, I felt relieved and happy because I would now be in position to construct an iron roofed house."
Ann's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Ann received a $368 second payment.
"My new goal is to grow my business into a wholesale venture where I will also supply different products to other smaller businesses."