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 > Hellen's Profile
Hellen's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
There will be no further updates from this completed recipient.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1652800 UGX ($429 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
If I had never recieved the transfer, I would be sad because I would not be I position to build my iron house and still be in the falling grass thached house.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Give directly has done well by making us happy by uplifting us in the community. However, in my other opinion givedirectly has done nothing wrong.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying a cow at 600,000 ugx and iron bars at 300,000 ugx. My husband and I are planning to complete building our house such we can shift from the in-bad-shape grass thatched house. I am also looking at using part of the balance in planting of rice.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1719800 UGX ($466 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer for buying iron sheets at 1,300,000Ugx, and the remaining 400,000Ugx I spent for family up keep and buying house hold items.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I recieved my fransfer I became very happy.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that am soon roofing my house that had failed to complete because of my children's school fees.
access_time 9 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i face is lack of money. I have incomplete permanent house under construction but I do not have money to varnish it.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest moment is during afternoon hours, this when i interract with my children after coming back from school.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means to build ironroofed. My family currently has incomplete permanent house under construction so the transfers will help me complete it.