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.
Remmy's family
access_time almost 7 years ago
Remmy received a $467 third payment.
"I used a larger portion of my third transfer to buy sofa set since the ones I had were old and worn out, I bought a cow to provide me milk which I can sell to earn an income. The remaining amount, I spent on cooking oil which I sell for an income and this helps me to support my family."
Eunice's family
access_time almost 7 years ago
Eunice received a $464 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer on relocating to our own compound and completing construction of a 3 room house (47,000 KES). This is because the money was reasonable and our most urgent planned project."
Grace's family
access_time almost 7 years ago
Grace received a $464 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer on building materials such 40 pieces of iron sheets, 20 bags of cement, roofing timber and round poles that I using to build my new house."
Mary's family
access_time almost 7 years ago
Mary received a $464 third payment.
"Having bought required building materials with my second transfer, I used the third one to build my house and pay school fees for my children."
Maureen's family
access_time almost 7 years ago
Maureen received a $464 third payment.
"I used my third transfer to start a small retail shop. With this I am able to provide for the day to day needs of my family from the profits I make. For a long time I have always admired people with steel doors unlike mine that is wooden so most part of it I used to buy one. I am happy my life has drastically changed for the better. My prayer is GiveDirectly to continue helping others like me."
Name's family
access_time almost 7 years ago
Name received a $464 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer on cementing and painting my 3 room house to make it look nicer since it looked bad and had cracked walls.I also bought 10 plastic seats for my house."
Elsa's family
access_time almost 7 years ago
Elsa received a $484 third payment.
"I was for the idea of buying a land because the land we are in was under so much scrutiny with the family but when the money we had was not enough we thought of just settling in the village and renovate and add some rooms with our second and last transfer, in this case we bought cement to plaster the floor steel windows and steel doors."
Mary's family
access_time almost 7 years ago
Mary received a $455 third payment.
"I used a portion of my third transfer to buy sand which I am planning to use to plaster my house which I built with the second transfer in order for me live in a beautiful house like other people. I used a portion to pay school fees for my child who had been sent home for school fees, I bought a cow since I did not have livestock in my compound. The remaining amount, I spent on a sack of maize for consumption and other household utensils which I did not have."
Jackline's family
access_time almost 7 years ago
Jackline received a $464 third payment.
"I used my third transfer to start an outside catering business which has enabled us to buy building materials and school fees for my children."
Jane's family
access_time almost 7 years ago
Jane received a $467 third payment.
"I dint have a house before I used to live in a small house which I cannot consider as a house we just used it to sleep so I used my last transfer to build a house and the rest I used to buy things in the house including mattress, bed and seats,I bought this thing for the obvious reason that I had never acquired any of this things before."