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.
Shamimu's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Shamimu enrolled.
"I consider financial constraint as my biggest hardship. This is because I do not have a job and my husband is a casual labourer at Mabati Rolling Mills. This is not enough to meet our needs since he is the sole breadwinner in a family of nine."
Halima's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Halima received a $543 initial payment.
"It was 11:00 AM and I was in my business cooking chapati as usual. I heard a message come in my phone and when I checked, it was the money from Give Directly coming in. I was very very happy. I closed my shop for the day and then I went to Mariakani town to withdraw the money. I then came back home to inform my husband of the news and we immediately started planning how to spend the money. I was very grateful to Give Directly."
Joseph's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joseph received a $22 eighth payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have saved some money to pay for my daughter school fee."
Irine's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Irine received a $22 eighth payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have started saving and started dairy farming."
Isack's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Isack received a $22 eighth payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have started my project of building iron roofed house being that it is the biggest dream that l have now."
William's family
access_time over 5 years ago
William received a $524 second payment.
"As per now,my life has really changed. I used to sleep on a traditional matt that was infested with bedbugs that could bite me the whole night and could result to discomfort. I also used to suffer from back pain infections. Being a poor man, it has been a great challenge to afford good medical attention as a result of that. Now I sleep comfortably in a mattress with back pain no more. I was also living in a poor conditioned house, and this resulted to being a laughingstock amongst my kin. Now I have built a big house, I have gained personal dignity amongst my people. My home is also fenced and iron gate installed for security purpose."
James's family
access_time over 5 years ago
James received a $524 second payment.
"I could have not managed much without GiveDirectly. I used to live in a small house with tilted, weakened walls and leacky roof. This posed a lot of danger to my family as it could fall on us any time. My children are able to continue with their education smoothly, than when they could be sent back home for school fees, stayed home, missed lessons and even exams."
Johannes's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Johannes received a $524 second payment.
"I would have not managed much without GiveDirectly. My business would have closed down due to lack of stock. We could be going without meals.I am too elderly to offer casual labor in sugarcane plantations as a source of income that needs physical energy."
Florence's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Florence received a $543 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that my daughter's business has expanded. My spouse passed on around 9 year ago and I could not take care of the family all alone. My daughter had to drop out of school so that we join hands to help feed the younger ones. Her tailoring business was not doing so well though, this means we still had to struggle to make ends meet. After the expansion of the business using GiveDirectly's transfers, we are now able to meet most of our basic and tertiary needs as she now makes more profits. I do not worry where the next meal will come from. Thanks to GiveDirectly."
Chirchir's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Chirchir received a $22 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months,I will have build a new house for my family. We are currently living in a room that serves as living room kitchen and bedroom. I intend to build a nice house in order to improve my home."