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.
Zurubaberi's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Zurubaberi received a $470 initial payment.
"The moment I received my first cash transfer, I was over whelmed with joy because I have longed to own at least a cow but I was not able. Receiving this money meant that my plan had been achieved."
Christine's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Christine received a $451 second payment.
"I'm no-longer stressed because around this time when children are returning to school I would be so stressed wondering where I could raise school fees for my children. There's also happiness as part of my daily life because I have also bought my cow that in future will help me with the school fees problem."
Rose's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Rose received a $470 initial payment.
"The moment I received my first cash transfer, I was filled with joy because I had never received such a lump-sum amount of money like this one. The other excitement I had was that I would start construction work that I had been hopping for."
Jennifer's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Jennifer received a $451 second payment.
"My life is different in that I have a peace of mind. Before, I could be thinking how to get back my land, take my child to school, feed and many more other things."
Joseph's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joseph received a $527 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer because from the transfers I built my own home. Initially, I was living in my fathers compound which was small hence I could not rear my cows in it. Secondly, before Givedirectly sent me transfers, I used to do casual labour in peoples farm to feed my family and take care of my sick father. My family can now have all the meals unlike in the past when we used to go to bed hungry."
Stella's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Stella received a $451 second payment.
"My life is now different in that I bought a bull which is going enable me to plough my gardens on time hence my family will have enough food. I have been able to complete the construction of my house as well. This would have not been possible if I had not received unconditional cash transfers from GD. Thank you for your support."
John's family
access_time over 5 years ago
John received a $458 second payment.
"My life is different in away that, I'm now happy because I sleep well since I constructed my permanent structure. Before I could not sleep well because my grass thatched hurt could leak whenever it rained. I would not have constructed a permanent structure if I never received the transfer."
Agnes's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Agnes received a $451 second payment.
"Life has change in a mere sense that I sleep well on a good mattress, dress well, eat well and above all I was able to take my daughter to school for a nursing course. Their is a lot of happiness in my daily life when my needs were met by Give Directly."
Ruth's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Ruth received a $470 initial payment.
"The moment I received my cash transfer, I felt happy because I had never held such a big a mount of money and besides, my plan of buying a plot of land had been fulfilled."
Scovia's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Scovia received a $451 second payment.
"My life is much different now because I bought household items and livestock that I am very proud of. I am now very happy that GiveDirectly chose me to benefit from this program."