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.
Alice's family
access_time 5 years ago
Alice received a $22 eighth payment.
"In the next six months l expect to continue paying for my grandchildren fee."
Magaret's family
access_time 5 years ago
Magaret received a $22 eighth payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have started large scale farming."
Alice's family
access_time 5 years ago
Alice received a $22 eighth payment.
"In the next six months l expect to continue pay school fee my children."
Margaret's family
access_time 5 years ago
Margaret received a $22 eighth payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have bought a cow."
Patricia's family
access_time 5 years ago
Patricia received a $22 eighth payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have started saving for my project of extending and plasrering my house."
Odhiambo's family
access_time 5 years ago
Odhiambo received a $22 eighth payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have completed building my new spacious house."
Caroline's family
access_time 5 years ago
Caroline received a $535 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my life since I received this transfer is that my business is now doing so well. This hotel business which has been my only source of income for the last one year. I had to sell one of my cows to start this business since casual work could not sustain my family needs and I was slowly turning into a beggar. This business has been providing for my family though since the year began, I have been getting worried that it may fall because my family needs have been met by the revenue generated from the business which has been too much. When I received this transfer, I just wanted to add more stock and equipments so that I may improve its status. As a result, I knew it will yield more profir which will be able to help me meet my family demands and at least save a portion for future asistance."
Eric's family
access_time 5 years ago
Eric received a $535 initial payment.
"It has always been my dream to own cows. I have always tried to go for different kinds of jobs just to raise money to even buy just a cow. This has not been possible because my income from casual work and farming has not been enough for even meeting my family needs. When I received this transfer, I used part of it to support my mother by plastering her house but the remaining part, I used to buy a cow which I keep as an investment for my family. I will use to tell my children the story of Give Directly when they grow up using this cow as an example. I pray it may have a long life."
Kevin's family
access_time 5 years ago
Kevin received a $535 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my life since I received this transfer is that I now have a sofa set in my house. Ever since I built my house last year, we have been sitting on a mat because I was not even able to buy seats. My daily income from casual work was too little to even cater for my family needs, leave alone buying seats. My friends thought I was too selfish to even welcome them to my house but I and my family knew the reasoon why. Ever since I bought the new seats with part of the transfer I received from GD, I have been free with everyone and they are now wondering why it took me so long to welcome them into my house. I appreciate GD for taking away my shame."
Benard's family
access_time 5 years ago
Benard received a $535 initial payment.
"The moment I received money from GiveDirectly, I was so excited. I knew my problems had come to an end immediately even though I had not began spending it."