chat
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!

Newsfeed > Ketulina's Profile
Ketulina's family
Ketulina
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
76
workCampaign
Eastern Uganda
There will be no further updates from this completed recipient.
3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
1449800 UGX ($404 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
check
 
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on renovating my house because it had some holes in the walls so I was suffereing from infestations.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I would suffer to even get a meal since i don't work with my old age however my life is different because i stocked food so i nolonger depend on my relatives for what to eat and this is because i received transfers.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GD does well by giving us money and letting us decide how to use.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($421 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
attach_money
 
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on changing the roof of my house which was leaking and I plastered the walls of my house. I also bought a strong door for my house to improve on my security.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now stay in a descent house which does not leak when it rains. I sleep comfortably without any worries of bad weather.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
405775 UGX ($113 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
attach_money
 
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying beddings since i was sleeping on the floor and covering myself with a gomesi.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment i recieved my money i felt so happy and just continued praying for GD.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 2 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on buying home assets and furniture and the remaining balance to renovate my home.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement in ny life is buying land on which I settled my family,this was part of the proceeds from my small business of selling local brew.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing currently is feeding myself because I nolonger have energy of cultivating enaugh to sustain myself.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when I am having breakfast.