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.
Anupi's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Anupi received a $196 initial payment.
"Selling just a few items did not give me much profits which made it a struggle taking care of my personal and family needs. Since I enlarged the business, I have been making much more money and I can provide for my family with ease and even have good money left to save."
Margaret's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Margaret received a $196 initial payment.
"part of my next transfer will be used to complete my son's school fees for the whole of next year then whatever remains I will invest in a business. There are lots of business ideas I have, but I am yet to settle on one which I know I will by the beginning of next year."
Josfin's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Josfin received a $22 eighth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to have plastered my house and I will be having enough food for my family. This will be a dream come to for my family."
Salome's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Salome received a $196 initial payment.
"My child had been sick for some time but I could not afford to take her to a good hospital due to lack of money. When I received the money, the first thing I did was to take her to the hospital where she was admitted for several days. The money was of great help because it helped me settle the hospital bill. I used part of it to pay our rent and saved the rest which I will use to purchase Christmas gifts for my family members."
Jeniffer's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Jeniffer enrolled.
"Receiving this money means a lot in my life. I am a single mother of five and I have no land of my own. When I get this money, I plan to buy a piece of land and build a house for my family. I also have plans of buying a dairy cow that will enable me raise a healthy family."
Cylvia's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Cylvia received a $538 initial payment.
"I have never received such an amount of money in my life. This blew me up and I was filled with so much joy and happiness. GiveDirectly is really changing lives of the people in our communtiy."
Eunice's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Eunice received a $538 initial payment.
"The biggest difference is that I am assured of a brighter future now that I have managed to farm sugar cane. The revenue from the sales will be of great help in improving the living standards of my family members."
Mourine's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Mourine received a $538 initial payment.
"The biggest difference is that I currently live in a more spacious and beautiful stone house. I can confidently invite visitors to my place with no shame at all for I am content with my house. This was not the case before the transfers were sent for many thought my house was inhabitable and they kept on asking how I survived but now their lips are full of praises of how good my house is and are even requesting for refferals of the fundi who did the work."
Fredrick's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Fredrick received a $538 initial payment.
"I wish GiveDirectly was there to see the expression on my face. I was filled with joy and smiles were order of my day because I knew my living standards were going to change from that moment henceforth."
Safari's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Safari enrolled.
"Since I separated with my wife left seven years ago, things have been tough on our side. I've had to struggle Day-in day-out to meet the needs of my children. In most cases , I have been forced to leave them with my elderly mother so that I can fend for them outside the village. Receiving this money means my burden has been lessened, and I will be able to spend much time with my kids. Am planning to engage fully in livestock trade. For me this is the most viable business and the returns are real-time."