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.
Joshua's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joshua received a $22 seventh payment.
"I expect to make major changes and repairs on my house which is now in a dilapidated state. I need to transform the house from a mud walled house to a semi-permanent house so that it may last for a very long time into the future."
Samuel's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Samuel received a $22 seventh payment.
"I will be able to pay school fees for my child who goes to Nyabeda secondary school so that he does not have to be sent away from school every now and then. I also have a son who finished his form secondary school education last year and I now plan to take him to college which needs quite some money."
Judy's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Judy enrolled.
"I have had a goal of adding a piece of land to the one I have. I am a farmer and I do livestock farming which earns me an income from sales of milk. My husband is a civil servant and we use his salary majorly on household needs and we save the little that remain. I use my income from milk in daily household needs now that I am jobless. We have always save little that remains after spending our family income with an aim of buying a piece of land but since we majorly depend on my husband's income our savings has been too small hence making our goal unachiveable. Receiving money from GiveDirectly means that my goal of buying a piece of land will soon be met."
Mildred's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Mildred received a $22 seventh payment.
"I expect to use the cash to start a small scale business that will help me generate more income and have a stable income so that I do not have to rely on the cash flow from the organization."
Awadh's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Awadh enrolled.
"I underwent a medical operation twice in 2016 and April 2018 consecutively. This condition drained my financial resources as I used all my savings to cater for the medical bills. I even sold my 50 chicken and 7 sheep which saw my livestock business collapsing drastically. However, this was not enough and my family had to call for a fundraising to support my financial needs. Since then I have not been able to work because of the wound. This has made my wife the sole breadwinner and apart from subsistence farming, she goes an extra mile to burn charcoal although it is against the law. She engages in all sorts of menial jobs such as digging in people's farms to sustain our basic needs. My financial status has never stabilized and I can say financial constraint is my biggest hardship. However, the condition is improving and I am hoping to revive my normal life."
Katana's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Katana enrolled.
"Financial constraint is my biggest challenge since I earn around 6,000 shillings a month. Being the sole bread winner, my family entirely depends on me for food, medical and clothing. It is quite difficult to meet these needs because I do not have enough money. Sometimes I am unable to respond to medical emergencies when my children get sick. "
Rose's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Rose received a $454 second payment.
"My life is different than if I had not received cash transfers in that, I now own an acre of land that has made me proude and develop self esteem. Before I received cash transfers, I used to hire land for cultivation which was very expensive for me hence lack of adequate food g the family."
Rehema's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Rehema received a $453 second payment.
"My life is different than if I had not received cash transfers in that, I have an improved standard of living since I have completed construction of my semi permanent house. I used to sleep in a house made of grass and wattle but now I have moved steadly to an iron roofed house."
Erukana's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Erukana received a $454 second payment.
"My life is different in that I am able to do my activities well as I aquired a belt that has greatly helped me to carry on with life. Would be waiting on someone's help up to now if I had never recieved my transfer."
Richard's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Richard received a $454 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer because I bought a motorbike that am currently using for doing a boda boda business. with the money am getting , am able to buy basic needs for my family and currently saving money for constructing my house in the future."