chat
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!

Newsfeed > Awino's Profile
Awino's family
Awino
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
38
homeHousehold Size:
7
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
check
 
Follow to be updated on Awino's next check-in.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
attach_money
 
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 41000 KES of the first lumpsum in buying two bulls and used the rest of the money in buying food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I now have easy time ploughing because I already have ox plough.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
attach_money
 
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the transfer on doing electricity wiring ksh 8900 and paid labor ksh 1000.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to finish wiring for my shop -and a fridge for soft drinks .
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 3 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend at least a half of my transfer to boost my restaurant business since it is my main source of income.I will also buy some goats that will keep my spouse busy as he looks after them.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that I own a restaurant that is generating some income for my family and I'm sure of getting my daily bread from it.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is that my daily income is too little that it cannot support my children's education as well as their upkeep.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is during lunch hour when I'm in my restaurant as I see more customers streaming in to have their meal since I know I will make more money at the end of the day.