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.
Richard's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Richard received a $537 initial payment.
"Before GiveDirectly came to my village, I used to live in a one-room grass thatched house. This is now in the past as I have been able to build a bigger iron sheet-roofed house. This so far makes my daily life different from how it was before."
Pauline's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Pauline received a $537 initial payment.
"Since I have been able to build a bigger house for my family, my children nowadays sleep at home unlike before. This makes me have peaceful nights as I no longer worry about their security something which used to disturb me so much before."
Joshua's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joshua received a $537 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I'm now at peace with both my parents-in-law and my spouse because I was able to pay the dowry for my spouse. I'm now happy, and we are now stable in our family because there are no threats of the spouse going back to their place because I've not paid her dowry."
Pamela's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Pamela received a $537 initial payment.
"While I was sleeping I heard a beep on my phone and wondered who could have sent me a message at such a time. I woke up, checked the phone and to my surprise it was a confirmation message that I had received money from GiveDirectly. It was such a joyous moment and I couldn't wait for morning so that I could purchase the things I needed."
Jane's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Jane received a $537 initial payment.
"Since I got married, we had never owned a cow. It has always been my prayer to God to give me one so that it can help me feed my children. Now when I bought one after receiving the money from GD, my daily routine has changed. On daily basis, before I get to work I first take a few minutes feeding my cow which always makes me happy."
Joyce's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joyce received a $537 initial payment.
"Ever since I have been planning on how to save even 500 KES every month but I had never accomplished it but right now as we speak, it is a dream come true since, from the time I received my transfers, I have been able to save 2000 KES from the sale of milk and what I usually get from my daily hustles. This is so far the biggest thing that has ever hapenned in my life."
Jane's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Jane received a $540 initial payment.
"I feel so peaceful because I'm not worried anymore about how to raise my son's school fees because I have already cleared the term's school fees. This is the biggest difference in my daily life."
Geoffrey's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Geoffrey received a $540 initial payment.
"For a long time, I had longed for a decent house so that I could also have some prides like fellow men in the village but I couldn't afford it. Having constructed a decent house has given a lot of pride and peace because I'm not worried anymore of the house falling on us and at the same time I do not have to wake up my family at night whenever it rains so that we could pack the households in a corner for them not to be rained on."
Samson's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Samson received a $538 initial payment.
"I was very happy, filled with joy and after a long time, I felt peaceful in my heart. I knew that I will be able to have a new house which has always been a dream but could not be accomplished due to low income."
Jumwa's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Jumwa received a $538 initial payment.
"The biggest difference that this transfer has brought in my daily life is that I now own assets in the form of livestock ,that is, oxens and goats. I am also able to provide food for my family since this was a challenge to me for long."