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.
Philip's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Philip received a $22 eleventh payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that, I will have settle bills for my daughter in school fully. I am certain that when this will happen, I will have peace since this will mean that she will settle well and will not be sent home due to fee arrears."
Dennis's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Dennis received a $22 eighth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six month in that I will have started my college studies and I would have also helped my other siblings to pay their school fees."
Zawadi's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Zawadi received a $541 initial payment.
"On receiving this money, I was happy and full of joy that couldn't be uttered. This was a moment of peace to me and remembering that my troubles were reduced thus I couldn't stop thanking God for using GiveDirectly to come to my village and raise me up from the painful hands of poverty."
Kadzo's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Kadzo received a $541 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now own a house which was never the case before. I used to sleep in a house which was in a very bad condition but with the money, I was able to build a new and stable house. Thanks to GiveDirectly."
Kabibi's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Kabibi received a $541 initial payment.
"I was awakened by a message and on checking, it was from GiveDirectly notifying that I had actually received the transfer that they had promised us in our village. Previously I had thought that whatever GiveDirectly had promised was a lie but now this notification fully convinced me that it was a reality. I felt happy and peaceful for I never thought of receiving such an amount of money."
Dama's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Dama received a $541 initial payment.
"I was overwhelmed with joy and happiness the moment I saw the notification from GiveDirectly. At least I could afford to smile again after going through tough and hard times in my life, and it gave me peace of mind for now that I would build a new stable house to shelter on."
Sofia's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Sofia received a $537 initial payment.
"My daily life has drastically changed since I no longer depend on my children to give me money to use in buying food and milk anymore as I used before. I was able to be independent after buying my dairy cow which has enabled me to sell some milk and use the money to purchase what I need and this makes me so happy."
Sheila's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Sheila received a $537 initial payment.
"I was preparing breakfast when my husband gave me my phone claiming that I had some unread messages. Upon checking them I realized that one of the messages indicated that I had received some money from GiveDirectly. At that instant, I became so happy and I started singing happily until my husband came back to check what was happening to me. I then informed him that we had received the money GiveDirectly had promised us. We then met as a whole family in our living room to thank God for His blessings which He had showered unto us on that day."
Sarah's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Sarah received a $45 fourth payment.
"Since I used part of my transfer to pay deposit for a new solar system, in the next four months, I will finally have the solar system because I would have finished payment. This will help reduce my daily expenditure especially on buying kerosene daily."
Angeline's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Angeline received a $22 eighth payment.
"I would like to lease in a piece of land since I do not enough farming land. My husband died when we did not have enough land even for children to put up their houses. If I lease in a piece of land, cultivate it and get a good harvest, I can be able to sell most of the harvest to help buy another piece of land. This is my biggest goal this year."