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.
Dama's family
access_time 1 month ago
Dama enrolled.
"I separated with my husband in late last year after two years of marriage. Upon returning to my maternal home, I was left with the responsibility of fending my child and myself. Life has been full of challenges, I have not found any stable job. My child is prone to skin infections due to lack of good and clean clothing as his few attires are often washed without detergent."
Kalume's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kalume enrolled.
"After the demise of my first wife, I decided to remarry since my four daughters were grown and married leaving me alone. I was 65 years when I took a wife and we were blessed with three children who are presently in school. I am currently 88 years old, weak and sickly making it hard to work for a living. As a result I depend upon my spouse to burn and sell charcoal for the provision of both food and school fees. Due to inadequate cash, I am forced to use traditional herbs whenever I fall sick."
Kadzo's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kadzo enrolled.
"Financial instability is generally the biggest challenge that I am currently facing in my life. Due to lack of money, I have failed to seek proper medication to manage my blood pressure. The financial support I get from my daughter-in-law is not reliable and sometimes she also strains a lot because she has her children to take care of. Since I am required to take a monthly dose, sometimes this is not possible for me, something that has exposed my life to danger."
Katana's family
access_time 1 month ago
Katana enrolled.
"What a boring life! The harsh economic situation has struck me so hard to an extent that, my motorcycle taxi work does not earn me as I expect. This is because my passengers are no longer reliable since they lack money to facilitate their transportation. In a day, I am currently making 300 KES which is also not consistent. This means I forfeit meals on some days and also, my children have been frequently sent home due to lack of fees. This situation has robbed away my joy, and it has subjected me to a lot of stress."
Juliet's family
access_time 1 month ago
Juliet enrolled.
"I have experience of 1 year in operating a poultry project but it collapsed due to inadequate capital. This has equipped me with favorable skills and confidence and I desire to restart the project once I receive this money. Considering the local breeds are disease resistant, I prefer to buy 10 chickens at 200 KES every month, especially in the first 7 months of transfers. This will be a good start and since there is the availability of a ready market at my workplace, I will be supplying them. This will earn me an extra income to cater to my family's needs. Hence, this is generally what receiving this money means to me."
Kadzo's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kadzo enrolled.
"I have suffered from ulcers for 2 years now, but I have never received serious medication due to lack of money. This has affected my health status and I am always feeling weak. Since I am required to buy some medicine every month, this has been impossible something that has exposed my life to danger. I, therefore, consider financial instability as my greatest challenge."
Sidi's family
access_time 1 month ago
Sidi enrolled.
"Amidst the many experienced hardships, lack of money becomes the route cause. I rely on burning charcoal with a net income of less than 600KES every week. Because of the inadequate cash, food is a problem in my house. My children frequently miss classes due to school fees which have contributed to their poor performance. I have longed to keep livestock which can be a great booster whenever I am crossed with an emergence but no coin is left to have my wish fulfilled."
Umazi's family
access_time 1 month ago
Umazi enrolled.
"My greatest desire has been to see my son excel in his life and this intention has pushed me in spending every coin I get to support his education. Currently, he completed his secondary education, ready to join his tertiary level to pursue a certificate course in nursing. His dream has always motivated me and I am eager to witness this coming to reality. I, therefore, intend to put all my energy and resources, particularly these monthly transfers to sustain him in school. This will guarantee him a better learning environment to contribute to his success. What a good life ahead!"
Kabibi's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kabibi enrolled.
"I have eight children. I managed to take to school five. Due to lack of money, two are yet to be enrolled. I depend on my husband who is doing casual jobs in town and the cash he sends home, 500KES is not enough to cover all needs. As a result, my children go to school hungry in most of the time with several days spent at home due to hunger or school fees. The cash will give me support in ensuring my children get food and school fees. I will be spending 1500KES every month on food while 1000 KES will be towards school fees. I will spend 500KES for other emergencies."
Dama's family
access_time 1 month ago
Dama enrolled.
"I have three school going children, two in secondary school while the other one is in her last academic year of primary education. Burning charcoal is what am doing to raise school fees. Approximately 1000KES obtained from the sell of charcoal every week is not enough to cater for all the family needs. This has contributed to frequently staying without food and the children are often sent home for school fees. The GiveDirectly transfers will help me in paying school fees on time and have my children enjoy learning without fear. I will save 1500KES every month for this purpose while 500KES will be towards purchasing goats as the rest is spent on food."