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.
Charles's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Charles enrolled.
"When I receive this money, I will build an ironsheets house and some household items."
Grace's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Grace received a $451 second payment.
"I am healthy and happy because part of the cash transfer was spent on my treatment. Before I received the cash transfer I was stressed and full of sorry most of the time. I am very happy because I dress decently and I am respected in the community. More so I am now debt free after clearing an old loan which was an impediment to me because I had provided my land as collateral."
Saline's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Saline received a $23 eighth payment.
"I expect to start a small scale business such as starting a shop within the village which will add more income to me and my family. I used to run a shop business in the past but it collapsed at some point so I think this is the best time to revive my business."
Miria's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Miria received a $451 second payment.
"I was renting my retail business premises and this was draining my income. However when I received the cash transfer, I decided to spend it all to purchase this plot of land. I am now happy and will never worry about paying rent anymore because I am now a land owner."
Mical's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Mical received a $23 eighth payment.
"I will have my own house which means I will have moved away from this rental house which will be a big step in my life. I will also plan to keep some domestic animals such as goats which I will rear within the home which is much easier than keeping the animals in a rental house."
Mary's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Mary received a $451 second payment.
"My life has changed alot compared to the past before I received the cash transfer. I was suffering alot with not enough money to provide for my family. In addition to this, we were living in a leaking overcrowded house and with no hope of getting a nice house. I recall at one point there was too much downpour and all my food stuff got rotten because of the leaking house. I am very grateful for the cash transfer that has enabled me construct a nice two roomed house with a store to keep my food stuff safe during rainy season."
Martha's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Martha received a $451 second payment.
"If I had never recieved the transfer, I would not be in position to build my separate house and would still be sharing a house with my cowives which is inconveniencing."
Florence's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Florence received a $451 second payment.
"My life is different in that, I have got a piece of mind because I have got a plot of land in my names, being in a polygamous family we have a lot of quarrels, so I'm planning to move my home to my plot where I leave peacefully, I couldn't have bought a plot of land had I not received money from Give Directly."
Josephie's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Josephie received a $23 twelfth payment.
"My life will change within the next six months when my husband and I will have contributed some cash and bought the domestic animals that we have been planning to buy for sometime now but we have not been able to do so due to lack of finances."
Peter's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Peter received a $458 second payment.
"Before GiveDirectly launched in my community,life was very miserable. I did not have enough financial sources to enable me afford basic needs and other necessities. However when I received the cash transfer,my life changed alot. I am happy because I bought a plot of land and also established my a bakery business. I can now afford to buy nice clothes and eat a decent meal with the proceeds from my bakery business."