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.
Elizabeth's family
access_time 6 days ago
Elizabeth enrolled.
"Water shortage is the current challenge I am currently facing in life. The village has had a drought that has dried up water in the nearby waterpan. I used to use 30 minutes to and from the nearby water pan but currently I use 3hrs to and from the current water pan . This has affected my health because walking for along distance with a plastic of water on the head is tedious. I have headache almost every day when I go fetch water."
Neema's family
access_time 6 days ago
Neema received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"One of my long-standing aspirations within my current chicken rearing project has been to diversify my livestock endeavors, specifically by expanding into goat rearing. My goal is to gradually achieve this by constructing an additional shed and acquiring a new goat every month. Given that the cost of a goat typically amounts to around $30, I plan to initiate this expansion starting next month. This endeavour will present an opportunity for increased income for my family in the long run."
Kadzo's family
access_time 6 days ago
Kadzo received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"My goal is to finally realize my dream of opening a tailoring shop and purchasing a sewing machine, which has been on hold for years due to financial constraints. Having completed a tailoring course, I'm eager to utilize my skills to not only fulfill my passion but also generate income to support my family. To achieve this aspiration, I've been saving and I will continue to save a portion of my income and plan to make my dream a reality by establishing my own business by the end of this year."
Janet's family
access_time 6 days ago
Janet received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"My primary goal is to provide a stable and secure home for my six children after my husband and I separated, leaving me with the sole responsibility of their upbringing. Currently, we are living under my parent's roof, and I believe that building our own house is essential for our long-term well-being. To achieve this goal, I am committed to commencing construction by the end of this year. I have made a financial plan to save at least $20 from my monthly transfers towards this endeavor."
Moses's family
access_time 6 days ago
Moses received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"My goal is to fulfill my lifelong dream of becoming a farmer, specifically focusing on green gram cultivation given the favorable climate and soil conditions in our region,. Despite financial limitations being a longstanding obstacle, I am determined to overcome them. I am planning to comence on this farming venture and aim to have everything prepared by the onset of next year's long rains. To ensure the realization of this goal, I am committed to setting aside a portion of my resources and diligently working towards making my dream of becoming a successful green gram farmer a reality."
Sidi's family
access_time 6 days ago
Sidi received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"My goal is to buy my own sewing machine and set up a tailoring shop after completing my tailoring course by the end of this year. I joined the tailoring school after finishing high school, and witnessing my family's financial struggles, I've been driven by the desire to provide them with a stable source of income. To achieve this, I am diligently saving a portion of my monthly transfers, determined to invest in the necessary equipment and launch my own tailoring business, ultimately improving my family's quality of life and securing our future."
Lucy's family
access_time 6 days ago
Lucy received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"My primary goal is to transition from my current small, electricity-deprived tailoring stall to a permanent shop equipped with electricity, which would enable me to enhance the efficiency of my tailoring services by utilizing both manual and electric machines. Moreover, this transition would alleviate the constant worry of my machines being stolen during the nightly moves, providing a more secure work environment. To accomplish this, I am determined to save a portion of my earnings and explore additional income streams, such as selling some of the chickens I have, in order to accumulate the necessary funds for this significant improvement in my business infrastructure."
Wilson's family
access_time 6 days ago
Wilson received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"My primary goal is to expand my current business of selling second-hand clothes by diversifying into the shoe-selling market. Over time, I have been diligently setting aside a portion of my profits every month to accumulate enough capital for this expansion. As part of my strategy, next month, I plan to invest $60 to kickstart the shoe-selling aspect of my business. This goal reflects my commitment to growing my business and meeting the evolving needs of my customers, ultimately aiming for a more successful and sustainable venture in the world of second-hand fashion."
Karisa's family
access_time 6 days ago
Karisa received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"My primary objective is to establish a thriving retail shop, a venture that holds immense significance for my family's well-being. As the sole breadwinner responsible for providing for my family of eight, I am committed to creating a sustainable source of income. I have begun saving towards this endeavor and aim to open the retail shop by mid-next year, with a budget of $100,000."
Cosmas's family
access_time 6 days ago
Cosmas received a $305 third payment.
"My biggest dream, once I have some money is to expand my current one-room mud-walled home. I aim to add a second room for my children. The congested space has been my shelter for years, but it's time to create more room for my growing family. I envision a place where my children can study and sleep comfortably."