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.
Kennedy's family
access_time 5 years ago
Kennedy received a $22 eighth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to have constructed a house so that I can be independent. At the same time it will save me the inconvenience of staying in someone's house."
Edward's family
access_time 5 years ago
Edward received a $196 initial payment.
"I will work very hard to ensure my business does not fall and I marry since I will have a source of income to help sustain and meet my family needs because I have a stable source of income."
Erick's family
access_time 5 years ago
Erick received a $196 initial payment.
"The transfers were of great help. Firstly I bought a handcart to help me sell water for the members in Mathere. This cost 8,000 shillings, I am also a breadwinner back at home so I sent my mum 6,000 shillings. The remaining amount I did spend on buying a new mattress the one I previously had was old, it felt like sleeping on the floor and also bought some foodstuff for my personal use."
Maryann's family
access_time 5 years ago
Maryann received a $196 initial payment.
"Now that I am assured of help from GD, I want to first do a course on hairdressing and secondly, to ensure my business is doing well by adding more stock of different varieties so as to maximise on the profit and meeting customer demands."
Edwin's family
access_time 5 years ago
Edwin received a $196 initial payment.
"My plans are to expand my business by adding some clothes to sell so that I can increase my profits. The location where I am planning to open a shop for my business when I expand it has more people and only one shop selling clothes hence I will get more customers. I also plan to build myself a house at my rural home since whenever I go home I usually sleep at my friend's house."
Jacktone's family
access_time 5 years ago
Jacktone received a $196 initial payment.
"I used part of the money to rent a recording studio to record my latest music which I composed several months ago but could not record due to financial difficulties. I also revived my second-hand cloth business which had collapsed in May this year by bringing in new stock and even new products to maximize profits."
Japheth's family
access_time 5 years ago
Japheth received a $196 initial payment.
"At first, when I saw the first message I thought it was Kamiti prison people but when I received the second message I was shocked and could not believe my self even after withdrawing the money since I had never received such amount in my life."
Loreen's family
access_time 5 years ago
Loreen received a $22 eighth payment.
"In the next six months, I will have expanded my house and bought a cow. That way I will not need to buy milk and borrow money for my family up keep."
Nashon's family
access_time 5 years ago
Nashon received a $22 eighth payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have built a kitchen."
Pamela's family
access_time 5 years ago
Pamela enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I am going to be able to buy cement, and windows to improve my house, culturally my grandchildren cannot sleep together with their parents who are still active, this offers them humble room to study and sleep without effects of harsh leaking house like the one I just moved out of. The remaining of this cash transfer I will donate to son to help him pay fees to my grandchildren."