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.
Benter's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Benter received a $540 initial payment.
"Since I received the money I have been so peaceful, proud, and independent. This is because I bought a piece of land where I have constructed home. It's so peaceful staying in my compound and I feel independent because I'm in control of everything in the home. This is the biggest difference in my daily life."
Janeth's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Janeth received a $521 second payment.
"Initially, we had almost nothing to eat in our family following the adverse impacts of the maize lethal necrosis disease that destroyed our main stable food. Moreover, we used to reside in a tiny one roomed house. Currently, we look smart and healthy because we have adequate food of different varieties in our household. Unlike before receiving GD's transfers, we currently have three cattle, something that we never had hope of owning. Finally, we have a new two roomed house, meaning more space for our family."
Kaka's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Kaka received a $540 initial payment.
"I received the notification at a time which I was going through much trouble and no peace in my heart because of the huge burden of my children's education. I was happier than before and amused at how things turned good fast, and to me, it was a prayer that God had answered and I prayed that God would enable GiveDirectly to prosper to greater heights in improving peoples lives."
Kazungu's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Kazungu received a $540 initial payment.
"Once I received the message from Give directly, I was so happy that I could feel all the problems that have been pulling me back from achieving my desires were over. I was overwhelmed with joy because I knew that I would now buy a cow which I had planned to have many years back."
Simon's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Simon received a $467 initial payment.
"I felt so happy that moment my phone notified me about the money. I started thinking of acquiring items that I didn't have before because life was a struggle. I and my spouse thanked God for the help granted by Give Directly and shared our plans together on how to construct our house because we have been sleeping in a grass thatched house."
Beatrice's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Beatrice received a $540 initial payment.
"The moment I received my first transfer, I was filled with joy in my heart I knew that finally I was going to own my own saloon. I gave thanks and quickly rushed to the nearby market to rent a premise for my saloon."
Justus's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Justus received a $540 initial payment.
"The biggest difference is that my house is now stable having a built a stronger wall. My previous house was almost falling off due to weak mud walls. I also own a cow which makes me a proud man whenever I graze it around my compound."
Kazosi's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Kazosi received a $522 second payment.
"My life is now different because I can now own a house, something I never imagined I could own."
Asha's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Asha received a $540 initial payment.
"The moment I received my transfer, I informed my husband and together we said a prayer giving thanks to God for remembering us and answering our prayer for we were in need of the money at that particular time."
Mwalimu's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Mwalimu received a $522 second payment.
"My life is different in that I can now construct a house which I was unable to, and I can also afford food for my family. I would have to struggle a lot to look for work, which are not always easy to come by, before I could build my own house or afford decent meals."