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 > Damaris's Profile
Damaris's family
Damaris
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
House construction
faceAge:
32
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
check
 
Follow to be updated on Damaris's next check-in.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
attach_money
 
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfer to purchase 25 pieces of iron sheets 18000KES,a sack of maize 2000KES,timber 2900KES,chairs 3000KES,shopping 3500KES,transport 1000KES,paid workers 9000KES,paid workers to prepare land 2000KES,school fee 4000KES,prepared food for workers 3000KES bought ropes and nails with the rest of the money.
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 now I feel at peace.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
attach_money
 
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought a blanket @700KES, a matress@4,500KES, a basin, a broom, utensils and clothes for my children and I.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy iron sheet, timber and nails, and build an iron roofed house.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to buy household items for the house like blanket and mattresses for the first children I plan to buy food and stock it in the house I plan to build a new iron roofed house I plan to start farming maize and sugarcane I plan to buy a cow for milking
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am most proud of is I was able to help my parents when they were sick since I had taken a small training in health related issues
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in life is when I realized I was a second wife when I was brought back to the village. Something that I wasn't aware of.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when my whole family is with me and we are about to rest