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.
Caren's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Caren received a $46 fourth payment.
"I expect to buy new clothes and look descent just like any other member of the village. A part from that I also intend to make sure that the house construction process is completed in a nice way, and the finishing done appropriately both for the interior and exterior parts of the house."
Joseph's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joseph received a $470 initial payment.
"I'm no longer worried like I used to before I received the transfer. I was worried about my leaking houses and when rains return I live in bad conditions due to leakage and my property could get damaged. I'm so happy because I have built my house though its not complete but I believe after I get my last transfer it will fully be complete."
Betty's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Betty received a $470 initial payment.
"My life is different because I have my oxen and when rains return I will be able to plough with ease and no longer have to hire labor which is very expensive. I used to think a lot how my child could go back school but since I was able to pay fees with this transfer I have peace of mind."
Solomon's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Solomon received a $200 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am clear of debts. before I received my payments from GiveDirectly, my income was so poor that I ended up accumulating debts in shops Ias I took daily supplies on credit. Most of the shops around where I live had already incurred losses as I could not pay what I owed them. I ended up borrowing more in order to pay them. This further aggravated my situation to almost hopelessness. But when the transfers came, I paid all those that I owed to people and now live freely unlike when it used to worry me because whenever I met them they would demand their money."
Filgona's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Filgona received a $46 eighth payment.
"In the next six months l expect to continue receiving money and spending it to buy food stuffs to a void begging from relatives."
Kadzo's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Kadzo enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I will be able to provide food, education and other family basic needs with much ease. I will buy oxen and an ox plough to help in farming so that I am able to cover a larger portion of land in less time. I will also buy a dairy cow so I can sell the surplus milk and increase the family income. I will then save the rest of the cash in table banking. 3 years ago my group was able to start an Mpesa shop, so now with more funds we can start a bigger project that will help us sustain our families. We plan to do vegetable farming in large scale using water pans. "
Reuben's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Reuben received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I will have to build a new house. I will make bricks using this money and then use it to build.I intend to leave my old grass thatched house for a beautiful new one. This home improvement is only possible with the next six months transfers."
Sharon's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Sharon received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to have changed in the next six months. I will be having a dairy cow. This will help me feed my family and provide food as I sell milk to get money."
Emily's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Emily received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I will have to build a new house for my family to live in. This home improvement will make my children comfortable all the time."
Nancy's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Nancy received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I will have completed building my new house. As a result, I will gain significant self-esteem and respect from my family and the immediate community. I will be happy and more confident to welcome visitors to my home following the decency of the new house."