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 > Betty's Profile
Betty's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
Upcoming Stage
Preparing Payments
Follow to be updated on Betty's next check-in.
access_time 24 days ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means building a better iron roofed house that is specious enough to accommodate me and my children. The house we sleep now has a leaky roof due to holes made by rats on it. There is a lot of inconvinience in renovating and when it rains at night hence causing discomfort during sleeping hours.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening. That is the time when I receive some customers who want to mend their clothes. I do some tailoring at home and customers come in the evening. This is the only opportunity I find in getting extra financial support hence I spend it on feeding and/or meeting daily needs.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in life is not having a better source of income. I rely on peasant farming and that leaves me with little income due to poor harvests and lot yields as a result of pests, diseases and bad weather conditions. This has rendered my household vulnerable to famine and diseases because, whatever I produce will be sold in order to meet household challenges like medication.