<#% elsif current_page? controller: 'newsfeed' and not current_page? action: 'show' %>
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 > Risper's Profile
Risper's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
Follow to be updated on Risper's next check-in.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
l spent the transfer to build my house so l bought building materials at 25605 kshs, labor-charge 10920 kshs, water 2500 kshs, transport 4000 kshs the remaining balance l spent to buy food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has changed because l am now staying in a spacious comfortable house l am also eating well and l no longer borrow from friends and relatives.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
We (with my husband) spent my Token payment on secondary school fee for 7,000 KES, repairing a bicycle for 1,000 KES and buying food for 2,000 KES
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
We (recipient and spouse) are planning to spend the upcoming lump sum on either renovating or building a new house and buying a stock of dry grain.
access_time 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to pay my grandchild's school fee and use the rest of the money to build a new house because the one I live in is very old and can collapse on me.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I am proudest of providing for my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is persistent sickness.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up in good health.