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.
Jackson's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Jackson received a $538 initial payment.
"The biggest difference that this money has brought into my life is that I was buying milk for my family from a neighbour which was expensive and I never thought of owning cows for milking, but with the transfers, I have acquired my own cows which will not only produce milk for my family's consumption but also for sale."
Karisa's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Karisa received a $538 initial payment.
"The biggest difference that this transfer has brought into my life is that I am now building a stable house for my sons and that I've bought an ox-plough which will relieve me from the burden of borrowing or hiring at a cost."
Gipson's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Gipson received a $538 initial payment.
"When I first saw the message, I couldn't believe my eyes. Receiving such a large sum of money to me was a miracle. I felt happy and peace in my heart because of the anticipated changes the money would bring to my life."
Benson's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Benson received a $538 initial payment.
"The biggest difference that this transfer has brought into my life is that at first I owned nothing but now I have my own house in a stable state and a pair of oxen."
Shida's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Shida received a $538 initial payment.
"I felt happy since I had never received such a large amount of money, and at first, I had to switch off my phone to calm down my joy. Receiving the transfer also brought big happiness into my heart and to my family and wished GD could be around just to witness the extent of the happiness."
Mwanasiti's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Mwanasiti received a $538 initial payment.
"I received my transfer on the 6th of November at around 5 am. I was woken up by the message from GiveDirectly. Seeing the message really brought great joy into my life and I felt happy since the transfer would help me to accomplish many things that I was not able to do in life."
Zeina's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Zeina received a $537 initial payment.
"The biggest difference is that initially I did not have a comfortable house that I could shelter in and was constantly affected by heavy rains but now I have built my own which is stable enough to withstand any heavy downpour."
Martlida's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Martlida received a $537 initial payment.
"The transfer has brought many changes into my daily life. initially, I didn't own even a single livestock but thanks to GiveDirectly, for now, I have a pair of oxen to aid in my farming and early land preparation since timing is important in my area due to unreliable rainfall."
Halima's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Halima enrolled.
"As a housewife, I rely so much on my husband for provision of family needs such as food, education and medication. Receiving this money means I will be able to open a shop at Guruguru, having my own income will bring an end to over reliance on my spouse. "
Dama's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Dama enrolled.
"Receiving this money means i will be able to buy livestock that i can rear and sell when need arises. Being too old to work, I prefer this venture because it will not consume much of my energy. With the rest of the transfers, I will open a shop for my daughter in law in Guruguru, not very far from where I live. This will ensure enough income for my family for food and educating my grandchildren. "