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.
to follow someone and stay updated on their journey with GiveDirectly.

Want to hear more updates from recipients? Click below to follow 10!

Follow 10

Newsfeed > Millicent's Profile
Millicent's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
Follow to be updated on Millicent's next check-in.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent a larger portion of the first lumpsum on moving to my compound and added some of my savings to 1600 KES and bought 2 bags of maize.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I feel independent because I now have my compound.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the transfer on buying cooking pots 3000 KES , water tank 1500 KES, basin 500 KES, paid deposit for a chair 4000 KES and used the remaining balance on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend it on building .
access_time over 5 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy sand, cement, timber, round poles, nails, iron roofing sheets which I will use to build a better house for my family. I will also use part of the transfers to pay construction workers who will build the house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having started a small grocery, the business enabled me to buy some household items and clothes.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of a sustainable source of income for myself and my spouse, this means that we have to be very careful with the little money we earn and cannot afford luxuries.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up and go to the market where I sell groceries, the atmosphere is usually very lively as customers sellers interact with each other.