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.
Peter's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Peter received a $453 second payment.
"My life is different in that, I'm now very happy because I have managed to clear a debt which was stressing me. Secondly I have also managed to marry another wife to help me take care of my children since their mother passed on, I could not have achieved all the above had I not received this transfer."
John's family
access_time over 5 years ago
John received a $471 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that now I'm constructing a good house for my family because the strong winds blew off the roof of my old house and it links whenever it rains."
Editor's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Editor received a $537 initial payment.
"I thank God through GiveDirectly I have an ironed-roof house, my life has really changed,I have no worries when Iam a way maybe when I have gone to the market and the rain starts.We are not rained on anymore and my children are also not worried and ashamed of the kind of the house we are staying in unlike before."
Sidi's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Sidi received a $537 initial payment.
"The excitement on the day we received the money from GD was at its topmost level. I had never taken GiveDirectly any serious since the first day when they came enrolling everyone in the village. In my mind, I was thinking of the common government enrollments programmes which have been going on within the village since my tender age and have never come to pass and GiveDirectly made the biggest difference by delivering on their promise. I was very happy and the other members of the family never believed also when I informed them of the good news since they were daring me to try and withdraw from them to really believe that it was a real money, my elder son supposed it was the fishing scams who normally sent people fake messages, while their mother could not stop but obligingly back him up as if it really was sure confirmation that it was just a scam. I had to take a step of confirming with my neighbors who had received the same message which made them believe though not fully. We only came to terms and all in a celebratory mood after I had withdrawn the money. We are still thanking God for sending us a great blessing through GiveDirectly."
Janifer's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Janifer received a $471 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money,my husband and I were very happy and shouted with joy."
Sam's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Sam received a $471 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that, my life has changed because I have a garden now which I did not have before."
Mary's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Mary received a $471 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I became very happy because my plan of buying a motorbike for business was going to be achieved."
Hellen's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Hellen received a $471 initial payment.
"The moment I received my money, I felt very happy and danced in joy because GD has given me chance to move out of my poor state."
Shadrack's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Shadrack enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I will be able to start a business. For a very longtime I have wanted to do fish business because it has great demand among my community members. This cash transfer will enable me to travel to the lake shore and buy big stock because buying them from people who have brought from the lake offer us little profit margins. It is the sales from these proceeds that shall enable me feed my children and my sick husband."
Kennedy's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Kennedy enrolled.
"My top concern is HIV and AIDS. I am concerned about HIV because I have seen the struggle that people undergo with the disease. This includes adherence to the medication, together with the general health and diet consciousness that follows with it. I have seen my friends and peers go through difficult times of taking these medication with no money to sustain their daily needs, such as healthy meals. My second concern is crime and violence as criminals do harm or even kill their victims. My last concern is family, in terms of disobeying parents. When parents are disobeyed, they feel bad. I would not want to be the reason that my parents feel sad."