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.
Eunice's family
access_time over 6 years ago
Eunice received a $464 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer on giving my husband to pay my parents dowry as had been agreed upon (20,000 KES), a water storage tank (7,000 KES) to facilitate my family, bought a heifer (16,000 KES) to provide family milk in future and spent the balance on cementing our outer verandah."
Rose's family
access_time over 6 years ago
Rose received a $467 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer on cementing my house which was made up of mud. I saw it necessary to cement my house because buying quality soil every now and then to use for the purposes of 'cementing' a house is expensive. I am now very happy now that I am in a cemented house."
Raphael's family
access_time over 6 years ago
Raphael received a $464 third payment.
"I spent the larger part of my third transfer on building my homestead as the customary law states. my neighbors are now surprised and perplexed on the positive improvement I have gained in my living standards since I am staying in a spacious decent newly iron sheet roof house in my own homestead that no one never expected that I will have as before the transfer, I was staying in my parent's homestead in a grassed leaky house which was 10 by 10 in size .I also bought food for my family consumption."
Winnie's family
access_time over 6 years ago
Winnie received a $464 third payment.
"I used my last transfer to buy a cow and a ploughing hoe to help me in farming and the rest of the cash I used to build and add some rooms to my house."
Brogan's family
access_time over 6 years ago
Brogan received a $464 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer on buying materials for construction of house that is still ongoing ( 47,000 KES) as I needed a house badly."
Roseline's family
access_time over 6 years ago
Roseline received a $464 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer on starting a small retail business which I sale in my house to avoid paying rent on stalls and I can confidently say that I have doubled my income since I have supplement the business with the commercial kale business which I used to practice before the transfer and its was unreliable business most so in drought seasons.I added building materials such as 25 bags of cement ,six steel windows and sand which I am planning to use on cementing and repair part of my house that had remained such as my bedroom floor."
Jared's family
access_time over 6 years ago
Jared received a $467 third payment.
"I spent part of my third transfer on starting a grocery business for my wife who was idle and also to get profits from the business which we can join with the ones I get from the odd jobs I do and sustain our family. I also bought sheep that I am currently rearing and might help me in the future. The other amount I spent on buying clothes for my family members as we did not have enough."
Mary's family
access_time over 6 years ago
Mary received a $484 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer on building a 2 roomed house (47,000 KES) since my old house used to be very small and was always a worry to me."
Jenipher's family
access_time over 6 years ago
Jenipher received a $464 third payment.
"I early took a loan to build a house so when I received my third transfer we agreed together with my husband to offset the loan first so as to ease our finance problem."
Milka's family
access_time over 6 years ago
Milka received a $467 third payment.
"I had constructed a new house using my second transfer, but I did not complete it. My previous house was very old and was almost collapsing after my husband passed on and there was no one to help me build a new one until GiveDirectly came along, so when I received my third transfer I completed it using part of the money. Using some money too, I constructed a kitchen where I can cook from as previously my old house doubled up as a cooking place and the smoke could destroy the house so fast. I also bought a sack of corn for my family consumes given that during those times there was hunger, and we could not get enough to eat. I have a sister who most of the time could help me given that I am a widow, so I gave her 5000 KES out of the transfer to help her in clearing school fees for her daughter who, is in secondary school. The remaining amount I spent on food and clothing for my children. I am grateful for the money I received from GiveDirectly and I commend whoever thought of giving unconditional cash to the less fortunate like me. Thank you GiveDirectly and May God bless you!!"