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.
Ruth's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Ruth received a $195 initial payment.
"Being a housewife,I have never handled such an amount. Knowing that I had just received 20000KES was so exciting that I could not sleep fro the rest of the night after reading the text message which came just before dawn."
Dalmas's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Dalmas received a $249 second payment.
"My life will change in the near future once I gather enough cash that will enable me to plant quite a number of trees that I know will generate money for me in the future when I sell them off to my customers."
Vincent's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Vincent received a $22 eighth payment.
"In the next six months, hopefully, I shall have made more profits from poultry farming. With the profits made here, I shall have bought a motorcycle for the taxi business. To transport the products, I will not have to hire any means of transport. I will be using my own means and selling my own products. That is a guaranteed comfortable life from the profits made."
Evaline's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Evaline received a $22 eighth payment.
"In the next six months l could have started my business of selling tomatoes in large scale."
Eve's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Eve received a $22 eighth payment.
"I expect to have finish hairdressing classes, hence I would have started working for someone as I plan to buy equipment and look for a business premise for my own saloon business that I am planning to put up."
Margaret's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Margaret received a $195 initial payment.
"Ever since I started this new business, I have been making almost double the profits I made before. This has really changed my daily life as everything in my life has improved. I now eat better as I no longer miss meals due to lack of money which was a major challenge in my family before."
Denis's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Denis received a $195 initial payment.
"My life has changed because I now own something that I can brag of. It is also a nice way of covering the kind of life I am living here in Nairobi as my friends now think that I make a alot of money for me to purchase such an exepensive breed of coew."
Janet's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Janet received a $249 second payment.
"As we gear up towards the new year, I expect my business to do well, which means that I will be generating more money thereby being able to sort out my financial need without any stress."
Stiven's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Stiven received a $537 initial payment.
"The biggest difference is that I had to work more than two jobs just to bring food to my table and this was very tiresome but now that is not the case anymore for I have dedicated my time in my barbershop which had quickly pickedd up and is doing so well."
Margaret's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Margaret received a $195 initial payment.
"When I saw the text messages, I knew I had received money from GD but still did not believe that it was real. I decided to go to the nearest M-pesa shop to withdraw a small amount after which my balance would show me what exactly was in my account. When the balance read an amount I didn't have before,I was now sure this money was real."