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.
Ann's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Ann received a $200 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is we get more from my mothers business. This is because I gave her KES 10000 to boost it. having more firewood in her yard means more sales and hence a higher income. This has made enabled her to meet our daily needs better. We are able to get food from the profit she makes"
George's family
access_time over 5 years ago
George received a $200 initial payment.
"Upon receiving my recent transfer from GD, I was surprised I did not expect such a large amount of money from GD. I thought it was not real. I had to reread the message just to confirm that it was true. I was very happy at that time."
Zawadi's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Zawadi received a $550 initial payment.
"It was in the morning and I had already woken up for the day's activities. I received the message at that time and on checking, it was from GiveDirectly that I had received my first transfer. I was overjoyed and merrily rejoiced in my heart on imagining of the possibility of accomplishing the things that seemed impossible to me like changing my beddings."
Katana's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Katana received a $550 initial payment.
"I was woken up by the notification from GiveDirectly at around 6 am in the morning. On reading the message, I had received my transfer. I was very happy because I had never imagined getting such a large sum of money in my life."
Eunice's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Eunice received a $550 initial payment.
"The house which I was previously living in was not spacious enough to accommodate my family. It is through the GiveDirectly money that I was able to buy enough materials to set up a new spacious house and the small old house will be my store and kitchen. Getting a new house is the biggest achievement for I never thought of building at all for it was costly."
Pendo's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Pendo received a $550 initial payment.
"I have skills on tailoring that I went through a polytechnic for tailoring but after finishing, I was leasing my neighbour's sewing machines. Through the transfer, I purchased my own sewing machine and now I am planning to open my own tailoring shop and serve my own clients. To me, acquiring the sewing machine is the biggest difference in my daily life."
Kadzo's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Kadzo received a $550 initial payment.
"The biggest difference is that through the transfer I acquired the livestock, the cows and the goats for which previously I had none. I am happy that I have some assets to keep in my household as security for the future."
Francis's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Francis received a $200 initial payment.
"I spent the money I received on establishing a milk business. I bought a handcart and milk crates to use in distribution. I then used KES 35000 as a deposit at a depot in order to acquire milk in wholesale. Some of the money was also used in getting the required documents from the public health office and business license to operate a milk business as a distributor. now a milk distributor. I am now an independent distributor."
Milka's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Milka received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that, I will have built a kitchen hence will not be cooking outside which is normally uncomfortable especially when it rains where I normally have to incur an extra budget of buying charcoal. I will also have built an animal shed for my goats."
Beryl's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Beryl received a $200 initial payment.
"My goals are too complete the training and be a fashion designer. I will then open a shop from which I will showcase and sell my work to earn an income. I will expand te h business buy putting enough materials for making clothes in order to attract many customers and succeed in the business."