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.
Jeniffer's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Jeniffer received a $454 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been because I am happy to acquire what we were lacking in our family. "
Geofrey's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Geofrey received a $196 initial payment.
"I used part of my money to plaster the house which I am currently living in and also bought a bed. Previously, I was living in a very pathetic condition, my house was very dusty because it had not been plastered, and I constantly had health problems such as flu which was caused by dusty beddings. I sent my mother some of the money for her personal needs, bought a few household items such as shoe-rack and foodstuff then saved the remaining amount for future use."
Becky's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Becky enrolled.
"My top concern is gang violence and crime because that has been happening for some time and I have seen people losing their lives. Secondly is sexual violence because a lot of young ladies are forced into sex and end up getting pregnant while they are still young and in school. Lastly is unemployment because there is no job opportunities and it's very hard to find one."
Gladys's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Gladys enrolled.
"My top concern is police violence, I can't deny the fact that, where i live insecurity is high hence you find that people are being mugged even day time which is not right. but its kinda disturbing me when police harasses whole community by shooting upwards just to get criminals."
Dinnah's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Dinnah received a $454 second payment.
"My life is different than if I had not received this cash transfer in that, Soon, I will sleep on a permenent house which will relieve me from the burden I looking for grass for thatching houses that used to be the norm. "
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.
"My top concern is housing, I worry alot when it comes to end month and I do not have money for rent, since I am a casual worker and am never certain of getting work to do."
Samuel's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Samuel enrolled.
"My top concern is always about tribalism in my area especially during electioneering periods whereby even the most and long time friends do turn against each other due to bad ethnicity and being divided along political and tribal lines. This negative tribalism due cause disharmony,suspicion and at times results into chaos like last 2018. I also do worry about gang or violence and crime that at times is very rampant in my area due to many youths being idle and lack something to do especially economic activity. Housing and rent payment too is my usual worry since I can't always afford to pay for my rent on time due to the casual nature of my job since at times I don't get money at all. "
Mary's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Mary received a $472 initial payment.
"My standards of living have improved a little because initially I could only have one meal a day to two meals a day. I have stopped begging for salt from neighbors since I can afford buying it. I have stopped taking my Medication of the operation because of the happiness I have now and the pain in my life has stopped paining me."
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."