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.
Anna's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Anna received a $451 second payment.
"My life is different in that, I'm now very happy and healthy because I do not have stress. I can now pay school fees for my children not like before when I would get stressed up because I had source of income. In addition I'm currently sleeping in my permanent house. I would not have stopped sleeping in a leaking grass thatched hurt if I never received my transfer."
Esther's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Esther received a $451 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer because I have not yet been diagnosed with Ulcers due over thinking on how to get money. My daughter is battling with Sickle cells and the father abandoned me and the child so treating this child has been a hustle. But from the time I got my transfer I have been able to get her treatment."
Solomon's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Solomon received a $451 second payment.
"My life is now different in that, I have been able to acquire land to live in. Previously, I never had enough land not even money to buy another plot for myself."
Fanice's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Fanice received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I plan to make savings together with my family members and the amount that we will get will go into buying a cow that I know will give birth in the future and we will benefit by getting milk from the animal. Apart from that I know I will make money by selling out the calves once it starts giving birth. The cash will go a long way in sustaining the family in the future."
Nathan's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Nathan received a $451 second payment.
"My life is different in that I am now making my own money from the motorcycle that am ridding as a boda boda . I go back home with UGX 25,000 on a good day and UGX 15,000 when the business is not good . Am now able to meet my home expenses."
Christine's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Christine received a $451 second payment.
"My life is different than if I had not received cash transfer from GiveDirectly in that, I have acquired a plot of land that I intend to construct my home. Before I acquired a plot of land, we were staying in a very crowded place with a lot of moral decay and family wrangles among households. I am happy because that will soon be history."
Amos's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Amos received a $451 second payment.
"My family is now decent and happy compared to the past when I had no money. The cash transfers have enabled me purchase clothing and basic needs for my family. secondly, the cash transfer enabled me to purchase a pair of oxen. When the rainy season sets in, I will have enough work force to till and cultivate my farmlands thus improving my agricultural outputs. I will have enough food to feed my family the dry season."
Eunice's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Eunice received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect that my life will be different six months from now because I will have been able to buy a new solar powered panel that I will use to illuminate my house. The one I have right now is too small and cannot be enough to illuminate my house appropriately."
Deogratius's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Deogratius received a $451 second payment.
"My life is now different in that, I have been able to marry and do a short course with the help of these transfers. In the past, I never had money to achieve all of them."
Betty's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Betty received a $549 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life since this transfer has been great. Earlier last year I had lost my mother and my niece who drowned in a river. I spent a fortune on their funeral expenses. I can say that I'm getting back on track with daily chores and rebuilding on what I had lost due to depression. I'm even happier and stronger because this money came at the time of need. i have been able to give hope to my family again."