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.
Joanes's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joanes received a $22 seventh payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have started a large scale cattle farming."
Jacob's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Jacob received a $22 eighth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that, I will have harvested my cabbage and use the money to join collage."
Irene's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Irene received a $45 third payment.
"My new goal is to plant groundnut which most of the people are not growing in our area and this simply means I will have more advantage in terms of ready market. I plan to use the money to take care of my needs in college."
Mercy's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Mercy received a $45 fourth payment.
"Before I didn't know that I would continue with my studies due to lack of school fees and now my new goal to devoted all my time and energy on my studies so that I get good performance to join the university early next year."
Caleb's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Caleb received a $538 initial payment.
"I had taken my phone to my mum's house the previous day for charging. The following morning when I switched it on after picking it from my mum's place I was amazed to be welcomed with a confirmation message that I had received money from GiveDirectly. I felt so happy and couldn't wait any longer. I immediately hurried to Mpesa agent in the nearby center and withdrew the money."
Bonface's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Bonface received a $538 initial payment.
"Without GD, I wouldn't have enrolled in college because I couldn't afford it. This is the biggest difference in my daily life because I believe that education is power and I also believe that after clearing college I'll be able to get a good paying job which will enable to meet my needs without any challenges."
Fredrivk's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Fredrivk received a $22 seventh payment.
"I want to share the little I get by paying school fees and to buy building materials which I will use to build a new kitchen. We have been cooking outside our house since our house is too small to accommodate cooking space and this is risky especially at night. The kitchen will also serve as sleeping place for my children."
Christine's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Christine received a $232 initial payment.
"My life is different from the way it would have been had I not received money from GiveDirectly in that I feel proud I was able to purchase most of the households that I couldn't afford before. Thus, I no longer borrow household items from neighbors."
Joseph's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joseph received a $22 seventh payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that, I will have an investment in that owning animal simply means they will multiply with time hence I will be able to sell them at a higher price later. I will also have managed to build a spacious house which is comfortable than the grass thatched one."
Sidi's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Sidi received a $538 initial payment.
"I wasn't expecting such a message on that day. I was used to receiving notification of messages but this was special. I was doing my daily house chores when a neighbour came to me to ask whether I had received a message from GiveDirectly. I quickly called for my son to check who confirmed to me that I had also received the promised money. I was overjoyed and I felt happier than never before! I thanked God and GiveDirectly for the money as I celebrated joyfully with my family."