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 > Alice's Profile
Alice's family
Alice
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
38
homeHousehold Size:
9
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
check
 
Follow to be updated on Alice's next check-in.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
attach_money
 
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 18000 KES of my first lumpsum payment on an oxen, 1600 KES on a blanket, 11050 KES on 16 iron sheets, 5600 KES on timber, 2000 KES on nails.I paid labor fee with 4000 KES, I paid primary school fees for my children with 3000 KES and spent the remaining 4750 KES on daily household needs like food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have a big difference in my daily life since GD enabled me build a better house because I was living in a bad one that could harbor things like snakes that could frighten me and the rest of my family member always and now I am proud that I am living in a safer house.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
attach_money
 
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid school fees with 5000 KES and 4000 KES ox-ploughing and planting seeds. I used the remaining hundreds on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I will use the transfer to repair my house and pay school fees.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 4 years ago
 
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part is when we are with my children burning charcoal.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to buy household items that I don't have,I will also buy some livestock.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement is taking my children to school since I did not have that chance.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship has been providing for my family everything that they need in life.