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 ($462 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on buying a motorcycle which my husband uses to transport goods to the market for our daily income, as I continue with my fish business. I am happy becouse we are both providing for our family collectively.
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 10000 KES of my second transfer on boosting my grocery business and saved the rest of the money for future use.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is having peace and being able to meet my family's' needs. This is because my business is so well.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on repairing and expanding my vegetable stall (10,000 KES)
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment when I received my money I felt great relief since my vegetable stall had been leaking, but with the money I would be able to repair and even expand it.
access_time 10 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face is not being able to earn sufficient income to provide for most of my children's basic needs,specifically their feeding and paying for their school fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evenings when I manage to sell my vegetables and I get some income to fend for my family needs.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means the expansion of my small business so that I can engage in it in large scale.