chat
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.
Stages:
 
Enrollment
attach_money
 
Transfers
check
Completed
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 > Lilian's Profile
Lilian's family
Lilian
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
36
homeHousehold Size:
6
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
check
 
Follow to be updated on Lilian's next check-in.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
attach_money
 
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought a lorry of sand at 6,000 KES, 1900 pieces of bricks at 19,000 KES, 15 bags of cement at 10,500 KES, stone for making the verandah at 5,000 KES, one still door at 7,000 KES then used 2,000 KES on water for construction.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Am no longer worried about the rains because my house is very stable and secure.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
attach_money
 
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
l am planning to plaster my house and to dig latrine.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
l the whole amount to pay school fees for two children in form three and four.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
First,I am planning to spend my transfer on school fees. I have a daughter in form three who needs fees and another one is supposed to join form one and she also needs fees.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement was owning a decent house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I would say, raising school fees has been my biggest difficulty because my income is too little and it cannot support both school fees and house maintenance.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening after supper when I'm relaxing with my children as I guide them on how to do their homework.