<#% elsif current_page? controller: 'newsfeed' and not current_page? action: 'show' %>
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 > Moses's Profile
Moses's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
There will be no further updates from this completed recipient.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
63900 KES ($637 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the last transfer I received to buy a fishing boat to generate income for my family and seats to beautify my house. I also bought more livestock to rear for sale later.This is a sense of financial security for my family.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GD helped in the development of our the village in many ways.People lacked better housing,businesses to generate income for their families and could not afford to buy household items.Now they can afford all these through the GD transfers. I do not think there is anything I can say GD has not done well.They gave us better lives.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
It has changed my life completely. I am more happy as all the things I lacked I have now. I do have a means of earning income for my family on a daily basis as i bought a fishing boat through the transfer I received.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
44000 KES ($424 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to organized my brother in-law funeral and use the remaining transfer to buy 2 bull for farming.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt very peaceful at heart for such a wonderful gift, may God bless GiveDirectly..
access_time over 4 years ago
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 build a iron roofed house for my family. My current house is grass thatched and dilapidated, I fear that it might collapse one day and injure my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am relaxing with my family as we wait for dinner. We often chat and crack jokes and this makes me very happy.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I can stop worrying whenever it rains because I will be able to buy iron roofing sheets which I will use to replace the grass thatch I currently have. My children will be able to sleep in a dry place and I will be happy.