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!

Follow 10

Newsfeed > Irene's Profile
Irene's family
Irene
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
31
homeHousehold Size:
4
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
check
 
Follow to be updated on Irene's next check-in.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
attach_money
 
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my first lumpsum transfer on my husband paying my dowry.I also bought building materials(20 iron sheets.timber and a steel door).
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that my husband is now free with his in laws (my people)because he has paid my dowry.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
attach_money
 
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used the entire transfer to pay deposit of a solar panel.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to enlarge my house. I'm also planning to invest the remaining amount in livestock farming.
 
Enrolled
access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to build a bigger house and also buy livestock using the transfer.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I am proud of having achieved the basic education and having completed a training on tailoring. This has helped me a lot in terms of getting a source of income.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have faced discrimination from some of my family members who looked down upon me because I am disable.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is when I go to church and hear the word of God.