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.
Paskal's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Paskal enrolled.
"The biggest challenge I have is unreliable source of income. I depend on casual labor that is seasonal and I have a family of six to provide for. Most of the time it is hard to find food and other basic needs and this make me feel so sad."
Samwel's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Samwel received a $22 eighth payment.
"The money which I receive from GD, I would spend to buy sheep which mature faster and when it multiply I would then sell to buy a dairy cow for milk production. This would then give me a reliable source of income."
Joseph's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joseph received a $196 initial payment.
"I received the money at a time when my mother was sick and admitted in the hospital and part of the money was used to pay for her medication. I spent the rest on household items such as gas cooker, a bed and utensils.I saved the rest for my future business plans."
Winny's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Winny received a $538 initial payment.
"It was around 6.30 am in the morning when I woke me up. Upon checking my phone, I realized that I had received money from GD. At that moment, I was also overwhelmed with joy as I had never received such an amount in my entire life. I then decided to wake up my husband and children so that I could share with them the good news and they were all thrilled when I broke the news to them."
Nicholas's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Nicholas received a $538 initial payment.
"Nowadays, my family is living happily as we have been able to build a bigger house which is more secure compared to the previous one. This makes me happy as my children do not ask me when I will build them another house where they will not live in fear."
Ziphorah's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Ziphorah received a $538 initial payment.
"It was around 5 am in the morning when I received my transfers. When I saw the message confirming that I had received them, I was so happy and since I did not want to make noise to my husband and children who were still sleeping, I sang silently giving praises to the almighty for his blessings upon my family. I did not go back to sleep but waited patiently for dawn to break so that I could share my joy with my family."
Jumwa's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Jumwa enrolled.
"As a subsistence farmer, I have always desired to plough a big piece of land to curb food shortage. However, this is not possible due to lack of money to hire oxen. I only plough one acre which only produces food to last us a month. With this transfer, I will purchase oxen that I will use to till four acres of land. This will mean more produce thus reducing food insecurity. Besides using them in my farm, I will also hire them to my neighbours to generate some income. I will also invest more in my poultry business which I have been doing, but it is not so productive due to lack of enough capital. With these two income generating activities, I will be able to educate my children and give them a bright future. I will also replace my grass roof with iron sheets in order to cut down the cost of buying grass every four months."
Emily's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Emily received a $538 initial payment.
"It was around 3 am in the morning when I received two messages. Upon checking its content, I realized that GD had made me 55000 KES richer. At that moment, I was overwhelmed with happiness and I immediately woke up my husband so that I could share the good news with him. We then sang praises to the Almighty for such great blessings and instead of going back to sleep, we started planning on how to spend them."
Evans's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Evans received a $538 initial payment.
"It was around 6.30 am when I woke up in order to prepare myself for the days work. I took my phone in order to call my friend and check if he could find some work for me to do on that day and that is when I realized that I had two unread messages. Upon checking them, I was overwhelmed with joy as one of the messages confirmed to me that I had received some money from GD. I called my family and shared the good news with them. We then sang some songs and prayed to thank God for His blessings on that particular day through GiveDirectly. My happiness knew no bounds on that day that I even did not even call my friend again."
Felix's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Felix received a $249 initial payment.
"Four months ago I used to work for someone as a motorcycle rider where I was forced to make daily returns to the owner. However, all that has changed and I now have the freedom to work on my own projects and generate as much profits as I can."