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.
Rose's family
access_time almost 7 years ago
Rose received a $467 third payment.
"I used most of the transfer to build a new house and the old house I left to serve as the kitchen"
Sarah's family
access_time almost 7 years ago
Sarah received a $464 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer on buying a piece of land (80,000 KES-I had save part of the money from my second transfer) that I am currently utilizing for food production, but my main plan is to build a home on that land in future since I am living in a rental house at the Market centre for now as I had no land of my own before GD support."
Joyce's family
access_time almost 7 years ago
Joyce received a $464 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer on fishing implements and nets (30,000 KES), and hired a fishing boat at the rate of 3,000 KES per month because we need a reasonable source of income to sustain the family."
Beatrice's family
access_time almost 7 years ago
Beatrice received a $464 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer on a second-hand motorcycle which I use as a mode of transportation to generate my daily income,Am happy because with the saving from (bodaboda). am able to pay school fees and provide basic needs for my family without any difficulties."
Eunia's family
access_time almost 7 years ago
Eunia received a $467 third payment.
"I bought iron sheets, timber cement, to aid in building a house my house before was small . I also bought mattress a bed and chairs for the house."
Evaline's family
access_time almost 7 years ago
Evaline received a $482 third payment.
"I used a portion of my third transfer to buy household furniture like seats and a bed because I did not have, I bought decent clothes for my children, bought school shoes for my children since they were going to school putting on sandals. I bought solar in order for my children to use while studying since they were using tin lamp which could later affect their sights. The remaining amount, I spent on food for my family."
Mathews's family
access_time almost 7 years ago
Mathews received a $467 third payment.
"I had two children in secondary who dropped out of school for lack of school fees and give way for the third one who was in college to clear before they could continue given that I did not have the money to do so, so when I received my third transfer, I spent on taking them both back to school. I am hopeful that they will clear their secondary education. The one in college has also cleared her catering course, and I am happy she is already taking up some jobs to sustain her. I am grateful for GiveDirectly."
Vylet's family
access_time almost 7 years ago
Vylet received a $464 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer on a heifer (9,000 KES) that will produce our milk and we can sell the excess in the near future . I added stock to my groceries business (5,000 KES). I also spent on repairing a motor cycle that we had bought using the second transfer."
Marsella's family
access_time almost 7 years ago
Marsella received a $464 third payment.
"My son is not that intelligent so he never went to high school therefore for this reason thought of getting him to learn mechanic so I took part of my transfer to pay school fees and buy things that he will require for the schooling, I also bought cement to plaster the floor, I also used the transfer money to build a small house for him and the rest of the money I built a small kitchen."
Eunice's family
access_time almost 7 years ago
Eunice received a $464 third payment.
"I used a larger portion of my third transfer to pay school fees for my child who is in high school because I did not have any other means of getting his fees, I bought sand and cement which I have used to plaster my house because I was tired of constantly smearing my house with cowdung. The remaining amount, I spent on iron sheets which I intend to use in building my son a house to sleep in because I want him to sleep near me to avoid indulging in bad activities."