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!

Newsfeed > Rutoh's Profile
Rutoh's family
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
Follow to be updated on Rutoh's next check-in.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
55000 KES ($548 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I buy milk no more since we now have our own cow, this is the biggest difference in my daily life and i am much happy about this.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I first received the money I never believed and had to buy some airtime from Mpesa first and proceeded to ring my wife who celebrated on the phone.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
We spent part of our transfer in installing electricity in our household which was worth 40000 KES, bought a cow with 8000 KES , foodstuffs for my household and also clothing for my children.
access_time 9 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My mother passed away when I was still very young, I was left in the hands of my old grandmother. Life was very difficult becauae she was not enable to look after us well but thank God He has really assist us upto now. This has been the biggest hardship I have faced in my life.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening this is the time I arrived home from work and finds my family healthy.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
My heart has been longing to have something that I would not have at home. Receiving this money will help me these desires that I have always had like installing electricity in my house and also to purchase extra livestock.