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.
Caleb's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Caleb received a $472 third payment.
"I spent most of the transfer to buy furniture since l did not have any thing to sit on l was only siting on water container. I also spent the transfer to buy dairy cow for my future use where l will not spend any money to buy milk from my neighbors. The remaining balance l spent to buy mattress for me to have a place where l can sleep comfortably."
Mary's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Mary received a $472 third payment.
"I spent most of the transfer to plaster my house since this is the best way to maintain it and keep it clean from dust which is very harmful to our health. I also spent the transfer to buy furniture being that l did not have proper furniture to sit on. The remaining balance l spent to buy dairy cow for my future use as l will not spend the money to buy milk from my neighbors in future."
Grace's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Grace received a $472 third payment.
"I spent the whole of the transfer to start business of making bricks and selling them, this business has really improve my standard of living since l am able to eat well pay for my children school fee comfortably without too much strangle as compared to before."
Phoebe's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Phoebe received a $521 second payment.
"My life has really changed and now I possess things which I could not believe to have. As a widow, I was like a laughingstock in the community for being poor, I was not allowed to associate with people of a high social class and nobody knew that one day one time, God will send his grace upon my family by the name of GiveDirectly to come for my economic rescue."
Michael's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Michael received a $521 second payment.
"My life has really improved since i received the transfer compared to my life before. In our family we don't have enough land and the only work that can boost the family income is sugarcane farming, and this can only be achieved by leasing a piece of land which i have done. This was not possible before due to lack of land. By now I have tilted the land which i have leased, paid for the seed and now waiting for rainfall to begin for planting. I am hopeful that i will fetch a lot of money out of farming which I will use to meet my family needs and initiate other development project like dairy farming."
Julius's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Julius received a $521 second payment.
"I feel encouraged and peaceful in my life especially on matters pertaining to paying school fees for my daughter. I am a person of value, no longer a village begger that would be called bad names but a good example that others wish to emulate. I feel happy when people talk of good chairs in my house and education of my daughter."
Christine's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Christine received a $540 initial payment.
"Ever since I have been having some school fees arrears being carried forward to the next year. This was the opposite last year as I was able to clear my children's school fees using the money I received from GD. This really changed my daily life since I no longer have so many thoughts on where to get money to use in paying the lump sum arrears of school fees. The thought of my children not being sent back home to fetch school fees also makes me a happier parent."
Alphine's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Alphine received a $540 initial payment.
"It was around 3 am when I received two messages and upon reading its content, I was overjoyed since one of the messages indicated that I had received some money from GiveDirectly. I then woke up my husband so that I could share the good news with him since I could not wait any longer. We then prayed to thank God for His blessings upon our family on that beautiful morning since we did not want to disturb our neighbors who were still sleeping."
Nelly's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Nelly received a $521 second payment.
"My life is now different since i can own a dairy cow and pay school fees for my child. In the past ,I have never owned a dairy cow but now i have one. I can supply enough milk for my family and the rest can sell and used the money to pay school fees for my child, I am now happy since i can provide quality education for my child."
Evans's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Evans received a $540 initial payment.
"It was around seven in the morning when I was scrolling my phone and all over sudden I received a confirmation message that I had received monney from Givedirectly. It was such a jouyous moment, shared the news with my spouse and we both celebreated."