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.
Risper's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Risper received a $45 fourth payment.
"Right now, I buy milk for my family,I am planning to buy a dairy cow for rearing to reduce this cost."
Michael's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Michael received a $22 eleventh payment.
"In the next six months, I would still want to buy more goats. I have always believed this is the best form of investment in my area. This is because every now and again, their value increases hence I would want to buy more. I believe with this, my life will finally change for the better and I would be independent at the time when the transfer will be stopped."
Agnes's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Agnes received a $195 initial payment.
"The fact that I have been able to buy some iron sheets, I am now a happier woman unlike before since I now know that very soon I will be having my own house back at the village."
Nelson's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Nelson received a $195 initial payment.
"The goal I now and have I am really praying hard to achieve it is to open a boutique since it has different varieties of things available under one roof. this will attract more customers since they will be coming knowing that almost all things they need are available in one place and will make them save time and energy wasted going to different places. This kind of business is also promising at Mathare since they are rarely found."
Sharon's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Sharon received a $537 initial payment.
"Since I was able to buy a dairy cow using the money I received from GiveDirectly, I no longer buy milk unlike before as I have mine now. This makes me happy as my children get enough milk to drink. The fact that I now have a cow makes me happy and proud since its an asset that increases in number over time and this is so far the biggest difference I have ever experienced in my daily life."
Richard's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Richard received a $537 initial payment.
"I am now a happy man as I have started my poultry farming project. I will expand this project as it has always been the desire of my heart. My heart is always filled with happiness whenever I think about how I was able to actualize it and this has so far brought a big change in my daily life as my daily routine has changed since whenever I wake up, I have a task to perform before taking breakfast unlike before and this is always the source of my happiness."
Godwin's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Godwin received a $195 initial payment.
"My daily life has changed since I received money from GiveDirectly since I was able to buy two drilling machines which have really helped me in income generation. Before buying these machines, I could only earn not more than 200 KES a day but at the moment, I earn more than this."
Santa's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Santa received a $537 initial payment.
"For more than a year my husband had been hired as a tuk-tuk rider which had been the source of our family upkeep. although he had that job, complains had never ceased since he was never satisfied with the kind of pay he was receiving (one could say it was peanuts). it has been our prayer that we would own our one inn fututre and that future seemed to have come. many thingsssssss have changed in our life but owning a motorcycle is now the biggest difference. you can not miss a coin in our pockest and our children are currently feeding well and all this is because of the productive asset which to our family."
Nyevu's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Nyevu received a $537 initial payment.
"The biggest difference that this transfer has brought into my daily life is that at first, I didn't own any livestock and this is all in the past as own some goats which I will be taking care of them in my own compound. These are my own assets of which once they reproduce in future I will be able to sell some and use the money to support my children's education in order for them to achieve their goals."
Kadzo's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Kadzo received a $537 initial payment.
"Receiving such an amount at such a time was a big miracle to me for I was going through challenging and tough financial situations and I was happy with the transfer and peaceful ever since that day I received the notification and I was thankful to God and to Givedirectly for the support which would, later on, change my life."