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.
Veronica's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Veronica received a $548 initial payment.
"It was late in the evening while I was speaking to a neighbor .I could not believe my eyes when I saw the notification message.I had to check M-pesa balance to be sure.I immediately stopped what I was doing and called my sister who is also a recipient just to confirm if indeed it was true.I was so happy when I learned from my neighbors that this transfer was real.It was a really good evening for me."
Irene's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Irene received a $254 initial payment.
"My life is currently different from how it would have been if I had not received the transfers in that I am currently developing financially. With the cow, goat and hens that I have bought with the transfer, I see better financial status coming in for me. I see the as my capital. I am happier currently than before since I see more ability to do better thing in my future."
Roseline's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Roseline received a $23 fourth payment.
"I no longer take things from the shop on credits. I always have cash. This is how my current life is different were it not for GiveDirectly."
Jane's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Jane received a $254 initial payment.
"I have a new goal of expanding my business by adding more variety of stock so that people can get everything they need."
Sharon's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Sharon received a $254 initial payment.
"I really feel peaceful because I was stressed prior to receiving Give Directly transfer. When you are indebted yet have no means to pay you will be stressed. I consider Give Directly a family of ours because they helped us and I am now at peace."
Roselidah's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Roselidah received a $23 fourth payment.
"My life is currently different in that I have enough to eat after I managed to buy fertilizer using the first amount. I have harvested enough produce."
George's family
access_time over 5 years ago
George received a $23 fourth payment.
"My new goal is to construct a bit more spacious kiosk to expand my house."
Benard's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Benard received a $477 third payment.
"I spent my money on building a decent three roomed house and now I have a peace of mind which I didn't have when I was staying in a leaky grassed thatched house ."
Irine's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Irine received a $498 third payment.
"I spent most of the third transfer to buy two cow bulls for farming this will save me from hiring people's cows to work on my farm. The remaining balance l am planning to build a home of my own since l am staying at my in-laws home where l am not free to do my development."
Joyce's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joyce enrolled.
"I was born in a humble background to a family of 10 children and getting the basic needs was a big challenge.My father was a drunkard and therefore did not support the family well.After I completed primary school I decided to get married as a way of running out of the hardship at home.My husband helped me a great deal and paid for my secondary school fees and I was able to complete form four.This is the biggest hardship I have faced in my life."