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!
I bought 15 bags of cement at 12,000 KES, sand (one lorry) at 7,000 KES, 3 steel windows and a steel door at 12,000 KES and paid up a debt of 2,000 KES. The rest of the transfer was spent on other household expenses.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have been able to plaster my house therefore I have been relieved from constant repairing of the walls whenever it rains and the floor getting muddy.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought a bed and a mattress. Purchased a school uniform to my daughter in primary school. I also purchased foodstuffs for family consumption.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to cement both walls and floor of my house.
access_time 3 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Am planning to start up a business, furnish my house that is new chairs and utensils, and also repair my house to a good standard it can't be carried away by water
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement are my children was considered barren but God blessed me with children whom I can see and talk to around the home
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship was when I was hospitalized and operated I had no funds then but thank God am getting better now.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest moment is went I go to my farm and I can see my crops doing fine