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 > Priska's Profile
Priska's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
Follow to be updated on Priska's next check-in.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 21000 KES of the first lumpsum in buying a bull, paid 8000 KES for school fee, built a sleeping room at 10000 KES, bought bedding at 4500 KES and spent the rest on food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I managed to build a sleeping room for my kids so they do not have to go to seek for sleeping space from neighbors.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent KES 7000 of the token payment on school fees for my son in a secondary school and the remaining KES 3000 on buying food and repairing my solar panel.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend the upcoming lumpsum on paying the school fees for my children and constructing an iron-roofed house for my 3rd born child.
access_time over 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to use my money on my children's education.My son is joining the University this year and another one next year. I also have two children joining secondary schools next year and this money will be of great help to me.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Our proudest achievement is that we have struggled to give our children better education than we had as their parents.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we face is that we lack money and really struggle to pay school fee and at times we are forced to sell all our produce from the farm to educate them.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part my day is in the morning when I have just woken up and full of energy to work.