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.
Simon's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Simon received a $458 second payment.
"If I had not recieved the transfer, I would be drained on issue of fees but now, I feel full relief as I am able to pay fees for my children. Hence, giving me a peace of mind."
Anna's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Anna received a $451 second payment.
"My life different than it would have been if I never received the transfer because am now able to feed well, am looking healthy and as soon as I complete the construction of the Iron roofed house, I will shift from a grass thatched which is a very big change."
Agnes's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Agnes received a $451 second payment.
"My life is different in that, GiveDirectly has enabled me to start my business of second hand clothes which I hope will help me sustain my family in future. Through this business, I can now provide for my family with basic needs as opposed to before when it was very hard for me to provide for my family. I would not have started this business if I never received my transfer."
Sam's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Sam received a $451 second payment.
"My life is different in that, I have been in position to own a motorbike, previously I was using somebody's motorbike for business where by, some days the owner of the bike could take all the day's money and I go home without money yet I worked the whole day, now I'm sure of getting money daily for running my family and save some."
Stella's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Stella received a $451 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I had never recieved the transfer in that I am out of poverty that was seriously affecting me. My life has improved that I sleep, dress and feed well."
Julius's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Julius received a $451 second payment.
"I am now a happy person, before I paid bride price for my spouse, there was pressure from my in laws. Receiving this cash transfer, has enabled me to pay part of it and we are now concentrating on building our house and live happily."
Julius's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Julius received a $451 second payment.
"My life is now different in that, I have been able to start up my business which is giving me daily income. In the past, I used to toil in people's gardens yet receive little pay, but now am a boss of my own living the life I enjoy."
Margret's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Margret received a $451 second payment.
"Had I not received the cash transfer, life would have been difficult and incorrigible. With the cash transfer, life is much better now because the motorcycle that I purchased earns us daily income. We are able to buy good food and basic needs with this income."
Joseph's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joseph received a $451 second payment.
"My life is different in that I have been in position to construct an iron roofed house and I'm in the process of clearing my wife's surgery bill, I couldn't have done all these at once had I not received this money from Give Directly."
Betty's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Betty received a $451 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I had never recieved the transfer in that, I would not be in position to get proper treatment and would probably be dead."