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.
Zenna's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Zenna received a $546 initial payment.
"The biggest difference is that I have a steady income from my fish business and a future expectation of income from my sugarcane and sweet potatoes. This has enabled me to pay school fees for my children and bought new school uniforms for them. Before my children were constantly sent home for fees and this interfered with their performance at school. Their school uniforms were old and torn that made other students make fun of them. I am hopeful that there will be an improvement now that I can keep them in school having cleared their fee arrears. They also look neat in their new school uniforms this makes me a proud a mother and builds their confidence all thanks to GD."
Stanslas's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Stanslas received a $453 second payment.
"I am very happy and relaxed now because with the cash transfers I am able to acquire basic necessities. I also acquired property that I never dreamed of possessing before. Had I not received the cash transfer, my life would have been so terrible. I would have engaged in gambling and other criminal activities."
Mary's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Mary received a $546 initial payment.
"I was very happy when I first received my transfer. I knew that finally, I was going to build a kitchen and stop cooking in my living room."
Joyce's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joyce received a $471 initial payment.
"Self esteem is on top of agenda in my daily life because, I had slept in cold house due to lack of a good door, lacked descent clothes and did not have enough land for crop cultivation. I am now very happy and my family members are smarter than they were before."
Michael's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Michael received a $471 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I and my family are always smiling because this money has helped us start the construction of a better structure than we are currently staying in."
Michael's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Michael received a $546 initial payment.
"The biggest difference is that I have been able to resume sugarcane farming. This has helped me generate income for my family and bought enough food to sustain us. My family has been struggling given that we could not sustain our daily needs due to the lack of a steady income and there are days we slept on empty stomachs."
Ednah's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Ednah received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, one of my cows will be producing milk. This will empower me as my household wiill meet its needs easily. I will be very happy to feed and keep the cow well and not worry any further about food. The money I will get form selling milk will be meeeting my basic needs and that of my familt."
Peter's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Peter received a $23 twelfth payment.
"My life will have changed in the next six months as I will be economically stronger. I will have a barber business that will be a constant source of income."
Judy's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Judy received a $546 initial payment.
"At around 800am while I was taking breakfast, I heard a notification message from my phone. Upon checking it I saw a message from MPESA notifying me that I have received 55000KES and then the second message was from GiveDirectly notifying me that they have sent money. I was very happy because I had never received such an amount of money in my life that is not refundable. I really thank GiveDirectly. God bless GiveDirectly."
Caroline's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Caroline received a $546 initial payment.
"For so long, I had been praying to ask God to provide me with a means of getting money to use in supporting my family since I was passing through difficult times in my life. When I received my transfer I was filled with happiness as God had answered my prayers. I started singing to praise Him for His blessings."