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.
There will be no further updates from this completed recipient.
48200 KES ($465 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I saved the previous transfers then put them together after which bought a piece of land and built an iron roofed home on it then installed electricity.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that I now have a home. My parents left me when I was very young and no one was ready to give me any piece of land to establish a home so I was only staying in a rental house at the nearby trading center. With the GD activities in my community, I'm good to go, I have a home, in fact I have a peace of mind.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, what GD does well is that it has absolutely changed the lives of the very needy in the community. On my side, the approach GD used to implement its program is the best ever in my community.
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to construct a house for myself in my own compound. I was living in the market center where I was paying rent in the house I was living in.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that I have been able to construct a new house in my own compound. I am proud that I have my own house and therefore I am no longer paying rent.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to revive my retail shop business that had collapsed. I spent 5000 KES to revive it. The remaining 5000 KES i used to buy a cow.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I want to use the upcoming transfer to build my own house in my own home.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the money to buy a piece of land where l can build my own home since I am staying in my brother's home.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that after the death of my parents l was left to take care of my siblings. I have struggled to educate them upto secondary school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life lack of employment.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest of part day is in the evening when after coming from my work.