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!
I paid secondary school fees for my granddaughter using 5000 KES, I took 5000 KES to the church as offering/ tithe and I opened for my daughter a cosmetic shop/ saloon with the remaining 40000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is abundant peace of mind that GD has enabled me to achieve. For example I used to have a lot of stress in keeping my grandchild in school and again I used to have high dependence ratio from my daughters buy GD enabled me to keep them in self-employment something that has changed their life to a great deal.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid school fees of 5000 KES, 1000 KES on tithe and offerings in church, 2500 KES spent on making my African attire and the rest of the money on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am intending to fence my compound, make a goat and chicken shed and use the rest of the money on saloon business.
access_time over 3 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend my transfer on my grandchild's education, set up a salon for my divorced daughter and use the remaining amount on food.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I am proudest of beautifying my house using my savings from Chama(merry go round).
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in life is sickness and loosing my three children and husband to death.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up in good health and able to do my daily chores.