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.
Millicent's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Millicent enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I have faced is difficulty in feeding my family since I sold the last maize I got from the farm to pay school fees to the children. I have ended up at times going to sleep without having any meals."
Pius's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Pius enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I have faced in my life was being unable to pursue my studies to A level. This has denied me the opportunity to get white collar jobs and I only have to do odd jobs which are not paying well. "
Julius's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Julius enrolled.
"GiveDirectly has just come at the most prime time. Receiving this money means that our dream of starting our own business (a shop) will materialize. Accordingly, we shall gain more income and enjoy higher standards of living. Thanks a lot GD."
Sarah's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Sarah enrolled.
"When i receive this money, I will first have to clear all the debts i have then the balance save it for emergencies because apparently i don't have a clear source of income. "
Esther's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Esther enrolled.
"When I receivethis money, the first thing i will do is to restore part of my land we staked as collateral for a loan and ghe balance i do some renovations on the house."
Demeteria's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Demeteria enrolled.
"Receiving this money means to build a permanent iron-roofed house for my family. Also part of the transfers I will use to pay school fees for my studying at Christian primary school Akuoro."
Margaret's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Margaret received a $253 initial payment.
"Right now I plan to buy two goats that I will rear within my compound.On top of that I want to boost my small scale business so that it generates more income for me in the future."
Paul's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Paul received a $546 initial payment.
"I now have have a motorcycle that I use to make money everyday as a way of generating some income for my family."
Festo's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Festo enrolled.
"My biggest hardship in life is maintaining my family with daily basic needs."
Mercy's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Mercy received a $546 initial payment.
"The biggest difference is that now I have my own cow which we milk to get milk for use."