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.
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 > Joyce's Profile
Joyce's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
There will be no further updates from this completed recipient.
3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48250 KES ($476 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying a set of chairs,table,bed,a steel door,2 steel windows,a blanket,2 sacks of maize,nails.I also paid a debt of 3,000 KES and paid school fees 2,000 KES for my children.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have new goals of buying a water tank and a solar panel.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life different than it would have been if I never received the transfer because I have a spacious house.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($497 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the first lumpsum transfer to buy iron sheet (21000 KES) fascia board ( 2500 KES) timber and poles (10000 KES) labour (9000 KES) , utensils (3100 KES)
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that I have built a bigger and comfortable house. I did not have a good house before.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
l bought a supper drum . l also bought a solar lamb , l use 1000 to offset a loan that l had . l also bought food for the family
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
l plan to build a house and bought household items .
access_time almost 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to build a house and buy household items.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that I am proudest of is raising my children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have is that my house is small.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is when I wake up in the morning and go to the shamba then I go and collect firewood.