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.
Joseph's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joseph received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change drastically in the next six months. This is because my son who is at the university will have completed his studies. Consequently, we shall have more money to use which could otherwise have been used on educating him. Besides, my son will be available to support us physically and financially. Moreover, we shall be getting huge income from the sale of the potatoes that I have planted. Hence, we shall enjoy a higher standard of living - we shall have relatively adequate funds to be used in meeting the basic and non-basic needs for our family. Still, I will consider buying an additional piece of land because the one I have is a bit small. Overall, I will have bigger dreams in the next six months."
Jackline's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Jackline received a $23 eighth payment.
"In the next few months, I would expect to purchase a piece of land where I would expand my farming. This will be made possible by the huge profit which I make from my kiosk and tea farming."
Caroline's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Caroline received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life has changed in that I will have furniture and a kitchen. One of my children who completed secondary educatio will will have joined a collage to ttrain and get skills fro employment and a good life a head. I look forward to it."
David's family
access_time over 5 years ago
David received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months because I'm planning to buy a donkey that we can use to ferry water to our homes. we used to carry water on our backs and it was hectic. Now we can plan to carry more water and, be relaxed at the same time. This also means that the hygiene in our homes will improve for the better."
Wesley's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Wesley received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months for the better when I start my clothes business. This means I will be able to cater to every need for my family without going for casual labor jobs in the village. I believe the business has good returns because of less competition. This is something we have discussed with my wife and we are passionate about it."
Vincent's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Vincent received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months when the cow I bought gives birth. This means that I can sell the milk to give me more money to support my family and my siblings and to also cater to the basic needs for everyone."
Morine's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Morine received a $23 eighth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months because I am planning to expand my house since it is small and uncomfortable. We normally hit each other when walking inside . My kids are growing and they will need to have their own rooms. I also need a room to store my grains after the harvest."
Maurine's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Maurine received a $200 initial payment.
"I spent my first transfer on paying school fees for my two children. They had been sent home for the same and I had to go talk to the teachers to allow them back in school as I was still looking for the money. They had stayed home for two weeks and still, nothing was forthcoming. I got worried and decided to talk to the teachers to help me as I was still looking for the money. I also used part of the transfers as fare to attend the funeral for my late grandmother who died in December. The remaining part of it, I used in buying a goat. This is an investment which I can later sell to raise money for other emergencies. The value of the goat increases on daily basis and it does not require much to keep it. When it reproduces, I will be able to sell them and buy cows for my parents. This will reduce the poverty level in our family."
Mary's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Mary received a $200 initial payment.
"I could not believe it when I saw the message notification that I had received money from Give Directly. I felt so happy at that time and shocked at the same time."
Ronald's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Ronald received a $531 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer because I have been able to expand my farming by renting a three-acre piece of land which I planted maize on and used better fertilizers and I am hoping to get a better harvest than I have always got. I am a peasant farmer who only planted on a small piece of land which was not even enough for my family's consumption because the harvest was really dismal. I am happy that we will have enough eat as well as to sell to enable us get some income."