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 > Paul's Profile
Paul's family
Paul
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
44
homeHousehold Size:
9
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
check
 
Follow to be updated on Paul's next check-in.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
attach_money
 
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I paid college fees for 10,000 KES, secondary school fees for 20,000 KES and bought an ox at 15,000 KES. I bought a mattress at 3,000 KES and started a business with 2,000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have increased my farming activities and even started a business, so am having a steady income which allows me to be able to meet my daily expenses.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
attach_money
 
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used 7,000 KES to pay my son in high school fee. I also invested the remaining portion in stone mining.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to settle school fee balance with a portion of the transfer while the rest I'll use to enlarge my house because it is too small.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 3 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to spend part of the amount on school fees. I would also like to enlarge my house so that it can accommodate my expanding family. Lastly,I would like to buy an ox-plough that will aid in farming.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I would say being a cash crop farmer is my proudest achievement because farming is my main source of income.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship has been the burden of school fees because right now I have a son who has been sent away from school because I have not paid his school fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I'm happiest in the morning because that is when I cultivate my farm hoping to reap a good harvest from it.