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 > Tabu's Profile
Tabu's family
Small business
Kenya Standard Remote
Upcoming Stage
Preparing Payments
Follow to be updated on Tabu's next check-in.
access_time 2 months ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I think of this money and I am excited that we will be able to revive our dairy business. My husband and I sell milk but the drought has affected our business. We have lost cattle and only a few farmers have been able to sustain their animals. I will buy a dairy cow with this transfer as I work on buying milk from other farmers to restore my business. Once my business is up and running, I will renovate my house, buy new iron sheets, and plaster it. My husband and I are old and it would be nice to live in a beautiful, permanent house, not one that pours and wears off after a while from being eaten by termites.
What is the happiest part of your day?
It was a relief when the rains poured this November, it has been a while since we made a harvest. I am hopeful that this year we will harvest a few bags of maize and maybe deal with the famine.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have struggled with high blood pressure for years but at the moment it is taking a toll on me. My health is deteriorating, I am prone to infections and walking is becoming a challenge. I am focused to carry out light tasks at home, limiting my movements also. Most of the time I am sick and sad and this does not help with my condition.