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.
Kevin's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Kevin received a $535 initial payment.
"When I received this transfer, I was very happy because I have been ashamed of the state of my house. I would turn down every opportuinity of my friends coming to visit me because I did not have any seats where they could sit. Now I feel confident to welcome even my in-laws to my house."
Benard's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Benard received a $535 initial payment.
"The moment I received money from GiveDirectly, I was so excited. I knew my problems had come to an end immediately even though I had not began spending it."
Hillary's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Hillary received a $22 eighth payment.
"My life will have changed in so many ways. One is that I will have brought up the bulls I bought to maturity. This will then be able to build a decent house to live in. I will also be collecting other building materials such as timber and along poles the way. will then build a house that can be used even to host guests comfortably."
Davies's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Davies received a $535 initial payment.
"I am around 65 years old now, at my age, I can not do much especially work that needs a lot of energy. I have no one to help me much since my wife is also becoming of age and she cannot do much too. With the electric pump and the tank, resoivor makes our work easier. We can access this preciuos comodity any day,any time."
David's family
access_time over 5 years ago
David received a $535 initial payment.
"I have changed a lot and this is even noticed by people who visit me. The comments they make encourage and also remind me of how bad I was doing before I received the money. I have a stronger house- a house that someone can sit inside comfortably and not see him/herself close to death fearing that it can collapse on you anytime. I am stress-free."
Zenna's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Zenna enrolled.
"My ambition has been to own a business of selling fish. There is ready market for fish within the village. I will make good profit, my family will also have food to eat since there will be a source of income from the business. I therefore plan to spend my transfer on starting a business of selling fish."
Rehema's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Rehema enrolled.
"It will a blessing to me. Right now, i live in a grass thatched house and i am happy that i will be able to build a specious house for my family."
Esther's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Esther enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I have faced is lack of adequate financial resources to buy food and pay school fees for my children. This has forced them to skip lunch and stay home during school days.Seeing them hungry and at home during school hours makes me regret getting married to an irresponsible man and wish I had a well paying job to provide for them."
Cherotich's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Cherotich enrolled.
"Educating my children has been my greatest worry. This is because I don't have sufficient resources and finances to see them through their education. As a result, my son, who had a passion for education, had to drop out of school because I could not raise 10,000 shillings for him to join form one at a local secondary school. This has made me feel that I have failed him as a parent. "
Stevin's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Stevin enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I have faced is lack of money to meet my family medical and food needs. The casual jobs that I do either cane cutting or weeding earn one hundred and fifty shillings only person day, this kind of cash cannot carter for the entire family budget, sometimes causing arguments in the family with the other gender complaining that I am not providing enough, this was the cause of my separation with my wife because she never appreciated my efforts. I hope finally the cash transfer that I am going to receive will fix my investment and peace shall be restored in my family."