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.
Geofry's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Geofry received a $460 second payment.
"had I not received the cash transfer, I would be homeless without a house. My life has really changed alot and I am very happy. I can also afford to buy other basic necessities because GiveDirectly empowered me."
Michael's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Michael received a $471 initial payment.
"The moment I received my cash transfer, I felt happy because I had started construction of my nursery school, the wall was at roofing level but I had lacked money to complete it to enable the learners study in a conducive environment."
Babra's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Babra received a $471 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that, my standard of living has greatly improved because I feed well hence I'm living each day much more happier than before."
Grace's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Grace received a $453 second payment.
"My life is different in that I have put on weight because I eat a balanced diet. I have also bought oxen and hence fourth I will also be ploughing in time."
Sarah's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Sarah received a $471 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I can now afford to feed on a variety of food and food is relatively adequate at the household compared to the past. Before, I used to spend a lot of time doing casual work in order to buy food, ate once but now we can eat twice a day."
Mary's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Mary received a $453 second payment.
"My life is different in that, I now sleep well in my permanent house which I have constructed using my transfers. My family can also afford to change clothes on a daily basis, which was not like before when I used to sleep in leaking house and could put on the same clothe for a bout a week. I could not have managed to get what I have now If I never received my transfer."
Jenifer's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Jenifer received a $453 second payment.
"I am happy because the cash transfers enabled me to finance my marriage and wedding, which were a success. Had I not received the cash transfers, I would not have been able to finance my wedding and even complete my house. I would have incurred many debts had I not received the cash transfers."
Jesca's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Jesca received a $471 initial payment.
"The moment I received the news of the money, first and far most I heard my community members ululating and too excited; then I asked my children to check my account too for the money because I suspected that the GD transfers had been sent. And when they told me that I had received the transfer, I felt deep in my inside too much joy and even my body parts that were in pain got relieved because of this."
John's family
access_time over 5 years ago
John received a $453 second payment.
"My life is very different now, we are able to dress well and food is available in my household. I have also got my livestock which will help me in the future and am debt free."
Richard's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Richard received a $23 eighth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to have completed the construction of our new house. This would at least improve my happiness since we would be having a clean home with more space in the house for my children to read and sleep. We are praying to God that all our plans to establish that new house will go through."