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!

Follow 10

Newsfeed > Priskila's Profile
Priskila's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
Follow to be updated on Priskila's next check-in.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my first lumpsum transfer I built a kitchen-semi permanent of 11 iron sheets with 14380 KES, I plastered the walls and floor my main house with sand and cement at a total cost of 19000 KES, I paid 5000 KES college school fees for my daughter, I leased one and half acre piece of maize farm with 5000 KES and I spent the remaining 6345 KES on food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I used to cook in an open air- outside the house where my food could easily be contaminated by germs, which could infect my household members, however, when I built a kitchen in courtesy of GD, I have been cooking quality and cleaner food, which has improved the health of my household members, the biggest difference in my life.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought 5 iron sheets at 3,000 KES, I also bought mattress worth 2,000 KES besides that I bought 1 bag of maize at 2,400 KES and gave 1,000 KES to a relative.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to build a kitchen and buy a cow.
access_time 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy sand, lime, timber, round poles, nails, iron roofing sheets and cement. These materials will be used to plaster my house, build an external kitchen and finally build a pit latrine. If there are any funds remaining I plan to buy a goat.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having started a grocery when I was younger, this business helped me quite a lot because it enabled my family's basic needs to be adequately catered for,but due to old age I had abandon the business.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of enough money to pay for medical treatment. I have chest complications and in order to get treatment I have to be able to raise the required money. This is almost impossible as I do not have a sustainable source of income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is around midday when I am having a meal together with my family and friends, we often chat and have fun as we relax, this often helps me forget my problems for a while.