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 > Juliana's Profile
Juliana's family
Juliana
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Shopkeeper
faceAge:
57
workCampaign
UBI
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
attach_money
 
Follow to be updated on Juliana's next check-in.
 
16th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 4 days ago
attach_money
 
How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Currently my life is different from how it was four months ago because I can afford most of my family's basic needs. I was able to acquire almost everything we needed and assisted my nephew by paying her school fees. I feel good because no child should lack education regardless of the circumstance. When I got the chance to help my nephew I did not hesitate and I don't regret coming through for her
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I currently have two children both private primary and a form four in nearby schools and I am focused on giving them humble and peaceful time to take their studies especial the one in form four hence I do not have a new goal in my life for the next four months since I am diverting both my minds and resources to their education.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my daily life in the last four months is that I was able to pay school fees for my nephew and daughter. I am a farmer and most of my income comes from my dairy cow that doesn't produce much. I could not have completed the fee by solely depending on the proceeds from the few litres off milk produced by the cow. the fee payment education fee. I am glad that my children will now concentrate and perform well since they will have not missed any lesson as a result of being sent home due to lack of school fees
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in the next six months in that I will have my daughter and nephew's school fees. This will allow me to now focus on other development projects. I plan to divert my resource in improving my business. Once the business is well established I will now think of maybe furthering my daughters' studies
 
12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
attach_money
 
How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life is currently different from how it was four months ago because I feel happier after paying school fees for the two orphans that I am supporting. Accordingly, the students have ample time to study. As a result, I am more hopeful of good performance when they conclude their secondary school studies. However, there is no much difference in the other aspects of my life because I am still striving to raise more funds for educating them.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
The additional goal for my life for the next four months is to plant more avocadoes on my farm. This will attract more income for my family. Accordingly, I will gain more financial power to continue supporting the two orphans.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
There is no much difference in my daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer since have been struggling to raise funds for educating the two orphans that I am supporting. I have managed to pay school fees on time for them because of the financial boost from GiveDireclty. Thus, I am so delighted to ensure that the students have ample time to study so that they may secure a brighter future.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect no significant change in my life in the next six months because I will still be working on educating the two orphans. Accordingly, a shall be leading a more or same kind of life.
 
7th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 10 months ago
attach_money
 
How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life currently is different since I have been able to gather for my family, niece and nephew without much struggle.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
The only goal I have is to clear school fees for my nephew and niece who are in high school.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my daily life is happiness since I have been able to support my niece and nephew without so much struggle.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in that my niece will be through with his high school education.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
455 KES ($4 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
attach_money
 
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goals is to clear school fees for my grandchildren and also to feed them
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Currently, my life is different because have hope that the kids i have will no longer overwhelm me with their needs.I will be always be able to provide for them.I will complete keep them in school to complete their education.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months i will have crops in my farm.I will have planted potatoes since i will have money to establish this.The produce will help me in that i will get income from selling it.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
I have not received much money yet but i know it will help me with school fees for my grandchildren. This will change my life since i will worry only a little as i will be sure that i will manage to meet their needs.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life resorting to dairy farming and it did not pay as planned.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is evening when I go through my days work and found out that I did well.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on helping orphan children who are in my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that I am proudest of is the harvest that I got which help me start a business.