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.
Joan's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joan received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change in that by then I will have invested a lot in my business and from the returns, I am planning to buy one or two acres of land. I will also open a cereals shop and from then I will enough income to enable me to pay my school fees as I am planning to join college next year."
Evaline's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Evaline received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that, I will have plastered my house. I know that when this happens, I will enjoy mopping the flour easily and will no longer worry about smearing it which is normally hectic."
Julius's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Julius received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change immensely in the next six months. By then, I will have purchased a cow. Besides, my income will have double because I will be getting the GiveDirectly transfers while selling the passion fruits, tea, and milk. Still, I will be saving a substantial amount of money since I will be getting milk from my cow. Moreover, construction of the new house will have started following the increased income."
Caroly's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Caroly received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I would want to buy a cow. This is the kind of investment I have always wanted in my life. I have never had one due to my low income from casual work. I will take care of my goat which I bought with part of the transfers and when it reproduces, I will sell them to buy a cow. I know my dream of having herds of cattle will come to pass through the one I will buy."
Irine's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Irine received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that, I will have completed my tailoring course and when this happens, I will be in a position to operate my own tailoring shop hence getting income out of it."
Sammy's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Sammy received a $200 initial payment.
"I'm glad I was able to meet the major goal which was to stay together with my spouse as a family and I owe this to GiveDirectly. Currently, I have an additional goal of purchasing a hand cart which I'll be using as a source of income because I'm planning to use it to carry people's luggage at a fee. At the same time, I'll be hiring it out to those in need of it a fee. This will enable me to easily meet my family's needs and save some cash for constructing a house in the future because I do own a house at the moment."
Philip's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Philip received a $200 initial payment.
"I am a driver at an uber-company. As an employee there, I can be given a loan depending on how I provide customer services to my customers alongside other things which they are checking. I am now planning to take this loan and use them to buy a car which I will be operating as a taxi. With this, I will be able to repay the loan and get some money for my family's daily needs."
Gerison's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Gerison received a $200 initial payment.
"Before GiveDirectly came to Mathare, It had been long since I recorded some of my songs due to lack of money. I am now glad since I have been able to record two of them. I believe that with this, some people will start buying some of my discs containing my songs and I will start earning some income."
Florence's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Florence received a $550 initial payment.
"Having food in my house makes me happy. We have been having the challenge of getting enough food for a while. There was an outbreak of a certain disease that affected our maize plantation. Since 2014, we have been buying maize since it is our staple food. I have managed to buy some sacks of maize which can last us for about three months. What warms my heart every day is enough food we have because we will not sleep hungry anymore. This is the biggest difference in my daily life."
Isayah's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Isayah received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect to save more of these transfers to buy building materials i.e cement and sand to plaster my unfinished home. I will be living in my own home and in a beautiful house that can accommodate my growing family."