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.
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Angeline's family
access_time 1 day ago
Angeline received a $194 initial payment.
"I spent a large portion of my transfer to start a business. I sell french fries. The money helped me to stock everything that was needed for my business to operate. Running my own business has made me realize the value of self-employment and dependancy. Previously, I could do laundry work for people in the neighborhood but it had various challenges. I could overwork myself in order to get enough money for my daily use and the most challenging part was going without being paid after spending almost the whole day offering the service. I have never regretted operating my business and I am even thinking of combining it with another one so as to get more income."
Mercy's family
access_time 1 day ago
Mercy received a $44 sixth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that, I shall have bought the required building materials which will facilitate the construction of my new house. This will be a stepping stone that I will forever be thankful to GiveDirectly when it comes to its completion."
Irine's family
access_time 1 day ago
Irine enrolled.
"When my husband and I began constructing our sons' house a few days ago, we weren't sure to see it to completion based on the amount of money we had. Fortunately, cash transfer from GiveDirectly has come in at the right time. I am planning to spend the first transfer to see it to completion and in the floor repair of our own house. The second transfer will cater for our children's education in secondary school. "
Charles's family
access_time 1 day ago
Charles received a $22 eighteenth payment.
"I expect to have a huge stock of flock within the next six months. Therefore, I will need to be financially disciplined and dedicated most of my time at work to get the best quality out of the business. In order to have massive profits when I start selling them most probably in December holiday when their market is at the peak."
Richard's family
access_time 1 day ago
Richard received a $22 nineteenth payment.
"In the next six months. I see my life to have greatly improved in that I will have started my butchery business. I will be doing my own work at my pace and will be generating more income. I will be in a better position to do better in farming with the help of profits I will be generating thus we will have enough food in the future in our family."
Grace's family
access_time 2 days ago
Grace enrolled.
"Receiving this money means that I will be able to plaster and cement my house. I current sleep in an iron-roofed house constructed using mud and it has a risk of falling any time. My house will look nice and strong after varnishing hence it may stay for long and provide descent accommodation."
James's family
access_time 2 days ago
James enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I face is lack of farm land. Iam facing serious danger of hunger since I donot have where to carry out farming. I have not produce any single child in my life hence no one to assist. "
Michael's family
access_time 2 days ago
Michael enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I will be able to build an iron roofed house. The one that I have is grass thatched which leaks and the fact that grass is scarce these days makes it hard to maintain. When it rains at night, I have no option but to stand because the whole roof leaks."
Solomon's family
access_time 2 days ago
Solomon enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I face is lack of enough food stuff. My family survives on unbalanced diet since I do not have land to farm. I receive little produce each season that can help in catering for the family needs."
Stella's family
access_time 2 days ago
Stella enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I am faced with is lack of money to take care of my household needs. Though I am in marriage, my husband does not support me. I leave like a single parent because he got taken up by another woman. I try as much as I can to provide for the family but it seems to me that my effort does not add up. My children had to drop out of school because I could not raise money to pay their school fees. Feeding itself is a big charllage in my household because I have never had money to buy land for cultivation from which I would get food. I am struggling alone with my children. "