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 > Hillary's Profile
Hillary's family
Hillary
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Motorcycle or bicycle taxi
faceAge:
23
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
attach_money
 
Follow to be updated on Hillary's next check-in.
 
Enrolled
access_time 2 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means an improved living standard. We have only one house which is used as a kitchen and as the main house. My ambition has been to build a separate house to act as a kitchen. The reason behind this is we have a 3 months old child and the smoke is too much for him which is a health hazard for him. We intend to spend approximately Ksh 20,000 to put up a different house which will be used as a kitchen. By doing so, I feel to have improved my family's living standard.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Since I am a motorbike taxi rider, my job entails waking up early in the morning and come back late in the evening. Getting back home in the evening safe and with some cash for my family is the happiest part of my day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in life is the inadequacy of funds. I am a motorbike taxi rider. I get an average of approximately Ksh 300 a day. We equally share that money with my parents who are at the sunset age of their life. This money is hardly enough to cater to a family of 3. Apart from the meager income I get, the job itself is tedious because it requires one to wake up early and work tirelessly in searching for clients. Something that I have never dreamt of doing in my life.