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.
Judith's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Judith received a $454 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been before Give Directly cash transfers in that, my standard of living has improved and feeding is nolonger a big challenge. Before this cash transfer, I used to put on one piece of cloth for a week and feed on one type of food due to lack of money."
Amos's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Amos enrolled.
"I will first save the money. My target is to run a play station and to boost the business that I used to have of selling movies. For now I will go on with life as usual as I save. Secondly, I used to have a movie shop, but I had to close it. There was no flow of customers, the place was insecure and I did not have enough knowledge on how to run it. But know I have acquired skills and knowledge on how best I can operate and I know I can start it again and even put up a play station. Income from these businesses will improve my life. I can move to a bigger house, buy household goods and also support my brother in any way I can. Lastly, I will use the money to pay house rent especially on months when I do not get enough income."
Samuel's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Samuel enrolled.
"I plan to use this money to invest in a business if clothes selling that I used to do but couldn't continue after my business structure was demolished in the road side. This business will make me financially stable and save me from the daily job hunting. Secondly this money will help me in payments of my rent that I do lack money to pay for many times in a month. I also use this money to assist me in getting or buying my daily food."
Mary's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Mary received a $472 initial payment.
"First of all I started ululating, dance and praising God for bringing Give Directly that liberated me from poverty because life was so hard. I ran for the first time in my life since I was operated."
Jacinta's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Jacinta received a $472 initial payment.
"I became so happy, Ululating and thanking God for this wonderful opportunity. I also thanked GD for liberating me from extreme poverty and acquired for me a Tailoring machine which I could not afford on my own."
Denis's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Denis enrolled.
"My first priority will be to use the money to open a new business. I will partner with a friend and start poultry farming. Rearing of chicken and selling them, the eggs and chicks will help me grow financially and improve my life. I will have employed myself and even hire people to help in future. My second priority will be to use the money to educate myself. Go back to school and finish a course in business management. My other priory will be to buy some household goods with the money I get. Maybe upgrade my furniture, and buy a TV. I will be able to be updated on news that way."
Peter's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Peter enrolled.
"My top concern health crisis because I do not like it when I am sick. Being healthy gives me the strength to be able to move around and find work that enables me fend for myself and family. The fear of being sick comes from the fact that, I cannot do anything for myself and I have to depend on the mercies of others in order to move about or even to survive. This leaves my family helpless because they depend on me to provide their daily needs."
Geoginah's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Geoginah enrolled.
"My top concern is praying to God because my mother has always taught me the need of prayers and the importance of spending time in the presence of the Lord. Without praying, I believe chances at survival are minimal because lots of problems come my way, I lack the knowledge of how to handle them and to crown it all no divine peace to push through each day."
Edwin's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Edwin received a $196 initial payment.
"This money has really helped revive my business which was about to collapse due to excess debts. I am almost back on my feet and my business is on the right path because the profits I make are now channelled towards bringing in more stock and taking care of my family's needs as well."
Samuel's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Samuel enrolled.
"Once I get the money I will invest in my immediate business of selling greens and vegetables so as to expand this business. I have been doing this business for a while like one and a half years now without steady expansion,I think this is a great opportunity for me to expand. Secondly I am planning to open a new business of a cyber cafe' and photocopy shop. This is because I have skills in information technology and this is a chance to explore my field. Lastly I will create a saving system so as support my two business in case of misfortunes."