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!
There will be no further updates from this completed recipient.
47900 KES ($465 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
The recipient was not asked any questions as part of this follow up.
50000 KES ($483 USD)
access_time 7 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to build a house since my previous was small and couldn't accommodate us well with my growing family, I also bought food for my family with the remaining transfer.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My 2 bedroom house is only biggest difference in-my life.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 9 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy one sack of corn for my family consumption. I also bought my children school uniforms for my children and a mattress for me and my husband after the one we had got old.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer,I was so happy. I could not believe it. On that day my husband had not caught any fish and that meant we were going to sleep hungry. I was so glad.
access_time 11 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
We have been rained in this house,for along time and struggling to repay loan has been difficult.
What is the happiest part of your day?
During evening when I have completed my work and rate supper.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
This money will enable me build new good spacious house, where we shall be comfortable to live in. I will purchase seeds for farming and buy uniform for my child.