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.
Newsfeed > Peter's Profile
Peter's family
Raising livestock
Standard Kenya
There will be no further updates from this completed recipient.
3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($463 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent the whole of my third transfer on plastering the house I had constructed using the second transfer.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I only used to dream of sleeping in a plastered house,but GiveDirectly has made it happen real. This could have never happened without receiving the transfers.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly gives unconditional cash to its recipients,this is the most good thing they do well,and what they do worst is that they do not re-enroll those who missed out at their initial stages of enrollment.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying 2,500 bricks at 25,000 KES, sand at 20,000 KES and wall pass at 4,500 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is buying all the building materials for my new house,i am glad that i will finally move into a bigger permanent house.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used my token to buy 3 sheep KES 9000 and paid a debt KES 1000. I paid the withdrawal charges.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planing to build a new house, plaster it and buy more sheep with my upcoming lump-sum payment.
access_time almost 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy household items and also to install electric power in my house. I am also planning to invest some of the money in sugar cane farming.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is the fact that I have built my own house using meagre savings from sale of livestock.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is struggling to pay school fees for my younger brother.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am working in the farm.