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:
53
homeHousehold Size:
4
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
There will be no further updates from this completed recipient.
3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($475 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
check
 
What did you spend your third transfer on?
From my third transfer, I spent 25,000 KES to renovate my house, spent 6,000 KES to pay school fees for my children, built a pit latrine at 10,000, paid my medical bills at 3,000 KES, paid tithe at 2,000 KES, and the remaining 2,000 KES, I spent on buying food.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal is to start a second hand cloth business.
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 separate kitchen and I no longer cook in the main house, I live in a beautiful house after renovation. All this would not have been possible without the transfer
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
attach_money
 
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 35000 KES of the first lumpsum on constructing a kitchen, paid 10000 KES school school fee and used the rest of the money on paying tithe in church.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I stayed without a kitchen for so long and finally I have a descent kitchen. I also feel relieved because I managed to clear school fee which has been a headache to me.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
attach_money
 
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid school fees (5000 KES) bought one sack of maize 3000 KES and spent 2000 KES for shopping food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to pay school fees with the upcoming lumpsum transfer.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to pay school fees for my sons who are in a university.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having worked as a casual worker for many years and after diligently saving my earnings for a while I was able to educate my two sons up to university level of education.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of enough money to pay school fees for my sons who are in university, if I am unable to raise the required fees they may have to defer their studies.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake, this is because I am able to be able to look for some work to do.