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.
Kerto's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Kerto received a $535 initial payment.
"Seeing my girls happy warms my heart. At least now they have the basics every other teenage girl would wish for. Nice clothes,nice underpants, sanitary towels and to make it best,they did not drop out of school. When I watch them when they are from taking a bath,and they have changed to clean nice clothes, my heart melts. I feel like a parent who has achieved something in my daughter's lives. I feel so bad that poverty made me fail them and failed on my parental duties."
Rehema's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Rehema received a $22 eighth payment.
"My life will change because I will be able to expand my business and make more money that basically translates to a more stable economic life in the future. I want to make sure that by the time the organization stops sending me cash, I should be able to keep myself going."
Yvonne's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Yvonne received a $195 initial payment.
"I had a hotel in my area which I had been operating for the last one year, unfortunately, it caught fire a month ago and that is how I lost everything. I was forced to stay at home because I had no money to restart the business as I had lost all my equipment in the fire. When I received money from GD, I decided to use most of it to start a second-hand clothes business because the money was not enough to revive the hotel business which needed quite a huge capital. I spent the remaining amount on foodstuff because it had been a while before we had any decent meals due to lack of money as my husband also depends on casual jobs which are very irregular."
Stephen's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Stephen enrolled.
"Receiving this money is an opportunity for me to recover my land that I had hired out in order to marry for my son's wife, it's also a chance for me to buy some animals like cattle that I hope to multiple such that my income is increased. "
Joseph's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joseph enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I will be able to build a better house and buy oxen for ploughing."
Joyce's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joyce enrolled.
"Receiving this money to me means that I can support my family by hiring more land for farming and buying domestic animals that can help improve on my income."
Lazaro's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Lazaro enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I will be able to build an iron roofed house and buy some cattle so that I can marry."
Sarah's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Sarah received a $469 initial payment.
"I was happy the moment I received the money because I did not have very many necessities. This money was a blessing to me."
Esther's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Esther received a $469 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have acquired money to construct my house. I am happy and stress free because I can now afford to buy whatever I need."
Loyce's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Loyce received a $469 initial payment.
"I was happy because I knew this money was going to offset my problems. I was too miserable and I was helpless but I felt relieved when I rece3ived the transfer."