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.
Kahindi's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Kahindi received a $546 initial payment.
"Owning cows is the biggest difference in my daily life. This is because I feel contented and happy whenever I take them out to graze. They keep me busy too and I no longer waste a lot of time iddling around."
Denis's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Denis received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months I have a plan to continue with my agriculture and at least diversify the plantations ranging from maize, beans and also potatoes. This will ensure cconstsnt supply of foodtuff for my household. We havee been depending on other farmers too much on their cultivation since we have been buying almost every food yet we have a good and wide piece of land. it being a new year we have decided as a family that we will be doing new things with new style. as we do all these, We only pray that God will give us good health and give GiveDirectly more effort to reach out to other villages."
Davies's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Davies received a $528 second payment.
"GiveDirectly has enabled me to initiate self-employment through horticultural farming. I never feel desperate and hopeless as before. I have a program for each day's activities that starts from morning to evening. The farm gives me hope for each day as I know that sooner, I will start harvesting and earning from the sales of vegetables. I could be so much frustrated without GiveDirectly transfers. I would be the the gossip of the community."
Judith's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Judith received a $528 second payment.
"GiveDirectly has delivered us from the bondage of poverty that was very obvious in my household. I can now walk with confidence and Interact with others with dignity as I no longer walk in rags that was the gossip in the village. I can as well provide for more meals for my children, unlike the previous case when we had only a meal in a day. My children are in school because their fee arrears are well settled and are never sent home more often as before. They have full time concentration in their studies and this has resulted into improved performance. Without GiveDirectly, I would be desperate and hopeless."
Moses's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Moses received a $528 second payment.
"Putting my previous life and present life in comparison, I may like to say that my life has really changed. I was having a Small house that could not accommodate the number of family members. Sometimes, I used to look for chairs from neighbourhood when having visitors, this could lower my dignity, but now, my house is well furnished with comfortable chairs."
Ruth's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Ruth received a $528 second payment.
"I had a dream of living in a permanently built house and this was just a dream to me. Today, I am proud that I now live in the house of my dream. I used to spend a lot of money in repair, but now it is a thing of the past. I will be able to divert such resources into a more productive projects like sugarcane farming and dairy farming which I have already started."
Victor's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Victor received a $23 twelfth payment.
"Even though I managed to construct a house, it is not that decent. I hope that I will be living in a better one in the next six months because by then, I will have plastered the inside and outside part which will make it more durable and beautiful."
Valentine's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Valentine received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect to have bought more cows that will increase my daily income. This will ensure that I am able to provide for my children. I also expect to improve my farming skills by getting some training, this will come in handy in improving my farming skills and techniques."
Tabu's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Tabu received a $546 initial payment.
"The biggest difference that the transfer has brought in my daily life is that it is only through GiveDirectly money that I was able to buy an ox, which previously I didn't have. I am planning to add another ox so that they can make a pair that will relieve me of the burden of hiring from neighbours. This has been costly, and with a pair, I will channel the money on other projects."
James's family
access_time over 5 years ago
James received a $23 twelfth payment.
"with the payments, I will be able to submit the insurance fee without fail and so I will have the advantage of regular treatment and check-ups that will improve my general health. My electricity bills will also be up to date hence no more disconections."