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.
Mary's family
access_time 5 years ago
Mary enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I have faced was wrong choice of investment. I decided to plant tomatoes thinking that there shall be rains, but due to prolonged drought, they dried up making me to lose that is why I feel i should change to poultry farming that is not easily affected by weather. "
Milka's family
access_time 5 years ago
Milka received a $535 initial payment.
"My life has changed for the better. I normally look at the GD cows in my compound and I am grateful for this. These are my own. It is the biggest difference for me. It gives me joy to see them each day. I am a single mother and every need is on me. Sometimes I just stand outside the house to see and admire my new cows with gratitude knowing that were it not for GD I would not be having them. May God bless GiveDirectly!"
Caren's family
access_time 5 years ago
Caren received a $535 initial payment.
"At first, I used to be borrowing seats from my neighbor whenever I had visitors and when my friends or neighbors visited me, I would sit with them outside since I did not have any seat for them to sit on. This is now a history to me since I have been able to purchase enough seats using my first transfers. I even feel more confidenr inviing people to my home."
Maurine's family
access_time 5 years ago
Maurine received a $535 initial payment.
"Ever since I bought my piece of land, my in-laws are now less troublesome seeing us around them as they know that I am soon leaving my late husband's piece of land to them. This has made my children and I live in peace for that short period of time."
Syprosa's family
access_time 5 years ago
Syprosa received a $535 initial payment.
"The difference in my daily life is that I have peace. I can sleep the whole night without having to worry about where to get the next amount to pay my orphaned children school fees. I was always waiting for the power saw man to come and cut down the trees to compensate for the arrears my children owed their various schools. This is no longer the case, I get deep night sleeps always since then after getting money from GiveDirectly and clearing the school fees."
Romanus's family
access_time 5 years ago
Romanus received a $22 eighth payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have bought two cow bulls."
Isaak's family
access_time 5 years ago
Isaak received a $22 eighth payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have paid school fee for my children and also to add more cattle."
Joseph's family
access_time 5 years ago
Joseph received a $22 eighth payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have started building my house."
Mary's family
access_time 5 years ago
Mary received a $22 eighth payment.
"In six months time l expect to have started build my new spacious iron roofed house."
Gaudensia's family
access_time 5 years ago
Gaudensia received a $22 eighth payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have started saving again to pay school fee for my children who are in secondary school."