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.
Kadzo's family
access_time 26 days ago
Kadzo received a $27 twenty-sixth payment.
"My greatest aspiration is to ensure that my child attends college. I firmly believe that his college education will pave the way for achieving his life goals and securing a bright future. I am confident that his success will not only benefit him but also lift our family out of financial struggles. To realize this dream, I am committed to working tirelessly. I sell charcoal and chapatis to my neighbors, diligently earning income. In addition to this, I am saving diligently. Through hard work and savings, I have hopes that I will be able to afford his college tuition. My determination to provide him with a college education stems from my belief in his potential and the positive impact it will have on our family's future. I am motivated to work hard and make sacrifices now to ensure a better tomorrow for him."
Kasichana's family
access_time 26 days ago
Kasichana received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"I am currently unemployed and eager to start my own business selling vegetables and groceries to my fellow villagers. With all my children currently in school, once the academic term ends, I anticipate being able to save the transfer that would otherwise go towards school fees. This savings will enable me to accumulate the necessary capital of $50 to start my business. Starting this business holds the promise of significant improving my family's financial situation. It will allow me to meet our needs without difficulty, providing stability and opportunity for growth. I have hope that this initiative will bring about positive changes and contribute to our overall well-being."
Mwatsaha's family
access_time 26 days ago
Mwatsaha received a $27 twenty-sixth payment.
"I currently sell livestock, allowing me to source and sell them profitably. However, my main goal is to invest in my children's education. I strongly believe that education opens doors that remain open throughout life, leading to great achievements. As a father of six children, four are currently pursuing their education while two have completed their studies and are preparing for college. My own lack of educational opportunities drives me to ensure my children have better prospects than I did. Once I have secured their education, my next goal is to provide my family with a better and bigger house. This plan reflects my commitment to improving our living conditions and ensuring a brighter future for all of us."
Rama's family
access_time 26 days ago
Rama received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"I currently reside in my brother's house, but I desire to have my own comfortable living space. Living with my brother and his wife can sometimes make me feel uncomfortable, so I have decided to build my own two-room house. I support myself by selling apple fruits, and with the income from these sales combined with the financial support I receive from GiveDirectly, I plan to pay the house constructors to begin building my new home. Once my house is completed, I look forward to exploring new business opportunities to further improve my livelihood and secure a stable future."
Riziki's family
access_time 26 days ago
Riziki received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"I currently produce and sell charcoal, but my goal is to save up enough money to transition into selling vegetables. I want to start my own business, where I can sell tomatoes, kales, carrots, and other groceries. As a widow solely responsible for caring for my children, this venture into vegetable sales is not just about business but about securing a stable income to support my family. Selling vegetables will not only diversify my income sources but also provide nutritious food options for my community.I am determined to make this business successfully, as it represents an opportunity to improve our quality of life and create a sustainable future for my children."
Karisa's family
access_time 26 days ago
Karisa received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"After completing my studies, I am currently sell vegetables as I prepare for my next step. My goal is to save enough money to open an electronic shop right after I graduate in December. I am passionate about electronic engineering, and I believe opening this shop will be a perfect fit for me. With the electronic shop, I aim to offer a convenient option for my neighbors who currently have to travel far for electronics and repairs. I plan to sell electronics and provide repair services at reasonable prices, making it easier for everyone in my community. The income from the shop will not only support me but also help me provide for my family's needs and improve our living standards. I am excited about combining my love for electronic engineering with entrepreneurship and making a positive impact in my community."
Esther's family
access_time 26 days ago
Esther received a $27 twenty-sixth payment.
"I studied teaching with the goal of enhancing my skills by obtaining an upper-grade diploma. This qualification will significantly improve my chances of securing employment in the education sector. Teaching has been my passion since primary school, and this passion led me to enroll in a teacher college in 2017, where I successfully completed my studies in 2019. My immediate plan is to secure stable employment that provides a good source of income. This will not only support my current needs but also help me save towards my future goal of starting my own school. Establishing a school is a dream I aspire to achieve, as it will allow me to create a positive learning environment where I can impart knowledge and nurture young minds effectively."
Karisa's family
access_time 26 days ago
Karisa received a $27 thirtieth payment.
"I am currently engaged in various activities such as fishing and selling charcoal to support my family. My primary goal is to ensure that my children stay in school without interruptions to their education. I am determined to provide them with a better life that they truly deserve, which drives me to pursue any available income-generating opportunity. In addition to my other activities, I also manage twenty chickens and three ducks, which I can sell when we face financial challenges to meet our needs. Looking ahead, I plan to expand my investments in goats; currently, I have twelve. Thanks to GiveDirectly, receiving monthly support has significantly eased the financial burden. It allows me to easily pay my children's school fees and provide them with the care they need."
Morena's family
access_time 26 days ago
Morena enrolled.
"Two months ago ,I lost all my livestock to floods and I have not recovered from it. We used to depend on it in order to pay school fees for my son in secondary school. I have an arrears of $100 for two terms and he is sent home frequently to collect fees. I am saddened because he misses out on classwork which may affect his general performance."
Merryline's family
access_time 26 days ago
Merryline enrolled.
"Financial constraints is the biggest challenge in my life. I do casual jobs to earn a living and due to its uncertain nature,it is difficult to meet all the basic needs. My children are often sent home to collect school fees and it worries me because they miss alot of school work when they stay at home. I am hoping that things will change and life would be better."