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.
Alice's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Alice received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six month in that I will have bought a dairy cow and I will be saving the money to pay school fees and even to buy other basic household needs for my family. I will have expanded my horticulture farming and selling the produce to earn extra money. Thanks to GiveDirectly for a wise decision it has really changed our lives."
Esther's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Esther received a $525 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfers because I have good lighting system at home from the solar which I purchased with GiveDirectly's transfers. In the past, I exclusively depended on kerosene lamp which was not only expensive but also unsuitable for my children's study. I also have a TV which is the main source of entertainment for my children. As a matter of fact, they do not have to stay longer at my neighbor's homestead because they can watch TV programs of their preference at home. Surely, God is together with his people. I am very grateful to GiveDirectly."
Selly's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Selly received a $23 twelfth payment.
"My expectation in the next six months is to have completed doing the finishing of the exterior of the house. I also want to have bought a water tank so as to reduce or cut completely the usual trips to the river. I also want to have a comfortable life and a beautiful lifestyle."
Emmaculate's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Emmaculate received a $544 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my life since I received this transfer is that I have an iron-roofed house. Before the transfer, I used to live a grass-thatched house with leaking and was too small for my family. During the rainy seasons, I used to send my children to my neighbour's house because we could not manage to sleep in the same house. My wife and I would hardly sleep at such nights. We would keep moving from one corner to other looking for where the roof does not leak. When I received this transfer, I saw a new house in my life. This is a dream come true in my life because of GD."
Lilian's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Lilian received a $544 initial payment.
"For so many years I haven't been able to get a good harvest from my farm. In most cases, I had to budget for maize for family consumption but this was expensive because I didn't have a reliable source of income. I'm happy I have oxen thus I'll be able to cultivate a large area hence expecting improved produce. This means I'll be sure of enough food for the family. Moreover, I expect more income because people will be hiring the oxen at a fee hence I believe my living standards will improve. This is the biggest difference in my daily life."
Kerestina's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Kerestina received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I still want to focus on my treatment. With GD transfers, I have come to know that I still have a bright future. This is the reason why I want to ensure I do not miss any doctor's appointment. I believe when I commit to this, my health will get better and I will be back on my feet."
Sheila's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Sheila received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect your life to change in the next six months in that I will have started poultry keeping project. This project will enable me to earn an income by selling eggs at a nearby center.I will be able to saved the money to meet the basic needs and even pay school fees for my children."
James's family
access_time over 5 years ago
James received a $452 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been because givedirectly has made my burdens lighter by enabling me afford basics of life like feeding, dressing and pay school fees. "
Rose's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Rose received a $452 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been because my health is looking better and there's peace of mind since I am now able to buy what my family needs."
Florence's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Florence received a $470 initial payment.
"My life has changed tremendously because I have peaceful nights and I do not over think like i used to due to poverty. My children could sleep on the mats and when there was no money to buy they slept on mosquito nets. When I bought a mattress I handed them the old one I was using and they are so happy."