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 > Charles's Profile
Charles's family
Charles
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Teaching
faceAge:
52
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
There will be no further updates from this completed recipient.
3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($483 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
check
 
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on paying school fees for my children in secondary school. The remaining I spent on paying my hospital bills I had incurred when I was admitted in hospital.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
attach_money
 
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my money on medicine to help me recover from the pain I was going through after I had an accident. I also paid school fees for my children which was really bothering me.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I got all the prescribed medicine and I am improving well. No more pains in my body as earlier on. I had planned to sell some of my properties to help me pay school fees but because of the money I got, I won't sell anything.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
attach_money
 
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the transfer to clear part of the school fee balance that my children had in secondary school.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to continue paying school fees for my children and also use part of it to go for a proper medical check up after I was involved in an accident.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I'm planning to spend my transfer on paying school fees for my two children in secondary school, one is in form three and the other in form two,secondly I will use part of it to build another house and lastly I will start up a small business for my wife to help in income generation.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I'm proudest of is having been able to educate my children upto the university level of education,the journey has not been easy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I'm facing currently is living with disability after I got involved in a very fatal accident which left me with a broken leg.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I'm at my work place doing what I do best which is teaching. This is my only source of income hence I dedicate my all time in it.