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.
Janet's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Janet received a $451 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer because I am now able to feed well. Having money is a source of my happiness."
Daisy's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Daisy received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I will be having more assets. I will be having a cow and a farm to till. This piece of land will have produced a crop and will be in use to produce more. I will be in the second season of producing beans and potatoes. This will be a good source of income that will help me to meet my needs."
James's family
access_time over 5 years ago
James 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 now going to own a permanent house. Before, this was just a dream."
Ketty's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Ketty received a $470 initial payment.
"My daily life is very different in that, I now have enough food to take care of my family. Before, I used to sell off food in order to pay tuition for my children but now that food has remained as a food reserve for the household."
Wilson's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Wilson received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, my life will have changed. I will have built a better floor for my house. I intend to make into concrete in order to reduce the problem of dusty rooms. My wife is old now and can no longer smear the floor as regularly as necessary. I need to plaster it so that she doesn't strain in cleaning it. This is possible in the netx six months as I continue to received money from GivveDireclty."
Mornica's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Mornica received a $23 eighth payment.
"With these monthly payments, I expect in the next six months to shall have expanded my business hence I am motivated to continue saving these payments and stock my business since I believe out of the double profits I will be able to support my family's need ."
Joseph's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joseph received a $470 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I am stress free because I no longer think a lot about how to get money. I do not have any debt and that leaves me happy through out."
Fredrick's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Fredrick received a $546 initial payment.
"I was very happy when I saw the Mpesa message indicating receipt of money from GD. I was eagerly waiting for the money to commence construction of the new house to curb the issue of the leaking roof."
Hokings's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Hokings received a $546 initial payment.
"The biggest difference is that I have finished paying my wife's bridal price and have bought shopping to sustain me until I get income which is not a guarantee. The bridal price had given me sleepless nights and long days as I kept wondering where I would get the money to settle it. Shopping in that house was by the grace of God, there are days that we totally had nothing and life was horrible but thanks to GiveDirectly we are now living slightly above average. We can afford the basic necessities and a smile comes so easily."
Pamela's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Pamela received a $527 second payment.
"My life has changed now compared to my past life experience. In the past, we could miss meals and if it happened to have one, it could be one class of meal. Now, we have enough and nutritious food for the family. My children used to suffer from malnutrition related infections, like kwashiorkor and anaemia which took family a lot of resources to manage, but now, I have a healthy family which I can boast of and the money I was using for medication, was taken into new business."