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 > Tonui's Profile
Tonui's family
Tonui
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Teaching
faceAge:
31
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
Upcoming Stage
Preparing Payments
attach_money
 
Follow to be updated on Tonui's next check-in.
 
Enrolled
access_time 6 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will mean improved housing and health for my family. My husband and I started to construct our main house in September 2020. He had acquired a loan from his Sacco that enabled us to start construction. However, we were not able to finish constructing it because we ran out of funds and he had to complete paying for the loan so that he can borrow again. This money will enable us to complete the house and also buy a dairy cow so that it can give us milk.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I underwent surgery during the birth of my third child and I had to stay at home without doing work for me to recover fully. I am happy that it went well, I am recovering well and I will be able to work again in no time.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Clearing the loan that my husband borrowed from the Sacco is the major challenge that I have currently because we rely on his job to feed us since I do not have a job. This has put so much strain on him that he has to struggle at times to feed us.