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!

Newsfeed > Jackline's Profile
Jackline's family
Casual labour
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
There will be no further updates from this completed recipient.
3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($463 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent most of my third transfer on my dowry payment, This has regained the respect that was almost lost between my in-laws and my parents.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different after receiving the transfer because more than anything else, peace has reign in my family since my dowry payment.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Givedirectly has done well through their unconditional money transfer to us who were the most poor except the fact that they left out some needy people from the program.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfer to build my house worth 45000KES,2 sacks of maize 4600KES and food 400KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have managed to build a spacious house and my children wear decent clothes.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 2,000 KES to pay school levies, bought two bags of maize for 5,600 KES and mattress for 3,500 KES. The rest was spent on clothing and buying food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to construct a new house as my current house is quite small.
access_time over 3 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy building materials and put up a better house, and also to buy household items.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I am proudest about the fact that I have my own home despite living within limited means.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I got sick after giving birth, but then I managed to pull through and now I am doing well.
What is the happiest part of your day?
In the evenings when all my children and husband are back in the house and we're just relaxing and talking.