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!
There will be no further updates from this completed recipient.
47900 KES ($461 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
After settling for fish business for our investment we decided to get fishing nets and a boat with our third transfer for our business, I am happy because soon we will be the main fish suppliers for our small towns.
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my second transfer, I plastered the floor and walls of my main house. I am now living in a well cemented house where I suffer little dust.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have a business that generates for me daily income and therefore I am now doing something productive and I don't need to beg anymore.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on replacing fishing ropes @8000 Kes and spent the rest on boosting my fish business.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I received the transfer I became strong because my ropes were already weak, meaning they could not be used in catching fish anymore but the transfer helped boost my business.
access_time 10 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that we face is our inability to pay school fees for our children and also providing three meals a day for them
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evenings when I am able to share a meal with all my family members as we share our days events.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means the start of a much brighter future for my family.we plan to buy our own fishing boat and all the necessary equipments so that my husband can be fishing using his own vessel as I sell the fish in the market