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.
Jane's family
access_time almost 7 years ago
Jane received a $464 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer on booking for milk for my children (9,000 KES) which I use to make white tea for my children because nutrition is very important. I also bought a heifer (18,000 KES) which will provide milk that will support me in educating our children.In addition I bought 2 Shavers(7,000 KES) which I use to do some side hustle at home."
Pamela's family
access_time almost 7 years ago
Pamela received a $484 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer on buying building materials that I used on constructing a house for my son. I was tired of him going to sleep in neighbor's houses making him acquire some characters that were not welcoming as I could not monitor his movements. The remaining amount I spent on starting a business. I acquired a fridge from the coca cola company where I stock drinks and sell to customers. I used to idle given that I did not have anything meaningful to do with myself. Thank you GiveDirectly and I wish that one day you find time and walk around with the photos you took initially and compare with the current situation. You will notice the difference."
Duncan's family
access_time almost 7 years ago
Duncan received a $467 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer on the acquisition of cows which formerly I did not have. The remaining part of the money I use in the construction of a new house which I had really longed for, being a luo man one is required to build his own homestead separate from his fathers compound. Immediately I got the third transfer I decided to build a house of my own."
Susan's family
access_time almost 7 years ago
Susan received a $467 third payment.
"I spent a portion of my third transfer on livestock, that was, 2 oxen for ploughing and a donkey for fetching water. I lived in a very dry region where streams were a bit far from residential homes. This therefore called for long journeys in search for this precious resource. Having a donkey to aid in this was the best decision ever. Other than those, I paid school fee for my children in school."
Benter's family
access_time almost 7 years ago
Benter received a $484 third payment.
"I spent the larger part of my third transfer on paying medical bills for my child who was bedridden almost to his point of death and after accessing medication , he is now better of health and I am happy as his parent.I bought two goats of which one of them as given birth to a young one.I smeared my mud house which is nicely aligned as I speak to you its nicely.I also bought food for my family's consumption."
Sylvia's family
access_time almost 7 years ago
Sylvia received a $464 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer on renovating my same old house because I had always wanted to improve it but had no means .I also build a kitchen which I needed badly because I had none and used to cook from the outside . Last, I bought 2 sheep and a goat because I need to create wealth out of them."
Mary's family
access_time almost 7 years ago
Mary received a $464 third payment.
"I used a portion of my third transfer on iron sheets, timber and nails which I have used to build a new house because I did not have my own house and was living with my co-wife in her own house, I used a portion to buy a sack of maize for consumption. The remaining amount, I spent on utensils which I did not have and food for my family."
Caren's family
access_time almost 7 years ago
Caren received a $464 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer on building a house since I had a small thatched house which couldn't accommodate us with my growing family."
Meresa's family
access_time almost 7 years ago
Meresa received a $464 third payment.
"I used most portion of my third transfer to pay school fess for my child who had stayed home for almost one week since he had been sent home from school and yet I did not have any means of getting him the fee balance which was required. The remaining amount, I spent to buy a cow which will provide my children with milk and also relieve me the burden of buying milk."
Esther's family
access_time almost 7 years ago
Esther received a $465 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer on repairing and plastering my existing house because it had become very weak and it also looked ugly. I also build a big kitchen which also serves as a chicken house(47,000 KES)."