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.
Francis's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Francis received a $452 second payment.
"My life is different in that I am now stress free because I purchased oxen that will help me till my farm lands during rainy season. am also happy because I have enough food in stock. Had I not received the cash transfer, hunger would have struck me since I was helpless."
Janet's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Janet received a $452 second payment.
"My life has changed alot ever since I received the cash transfers in that I am happy that I am now constructing a house and this is possible because of the kindness of GiveDirectly. In the past, I was full of sorrow because I did not have access to any financial support."
Susan's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Susan received a $452 second payment.
"Had I not received the cash transfers, I would not have completed the construction of my house. My family is happy because I can afford food and other basic needs."
Jesca's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Jesca received a $452 second payment.
"My life is different in that I was able to build an iron roofed house. Secondly we acquired a motorbike that is earning us income. We are happy because the cash transfers helped us alot in buying food for the family and buying household items that we never had before. This could have not happened had I not received the cash transfers."
Safari's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Safari enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I have faced is food insecurity.Three years ago we experienced drought that killed all our livestock,all the water pans ran dry and all crops dried up.Because we did not have any cereals in the stores,we could not help but starve.There was no economic activity to engage in so as to get money for food which prices were exorbitant then."
Loyce's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Loyce received a $453 second payment.
"My life is different in that, I'm now able to provide for my family (basic needs) and build a permanent structure. Compared to before when I had grass thatched hurt and I could not provide. I would not be having now my permanent structure if I never received my transfer."
Richard's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Richard received a $471 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I can meet my basic needs because the motor bike I bought helps me to generate daily income. This was not the case in the past when getting money was very hard."
Richard's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Richard received a $471 initial payment.
"Since we are in dry spell, I'm able to buy food for my family which has been difficult during dry season. I have also added some clothes, shoes for the whole family and we are really looking good compared to the previous days. I'm also happy my house is under construction and very soon I believe by time rains return I will be occupying it."
Joyce's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joyce received a $471 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I have regained self esteem. Before, My self esteem was low because I could not even afford to change diet frequently."
Esther's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Esther received a $453 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I had not got transfer in that I would not be able to take my daughters to school. They would still be home with me."