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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.
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Targok's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Targok enrolled.
"Food insecurity is a challenge considering I live in a semi-arid area and the rains have been inconsistent for the past three years. I rely on my children to buy food for us and sometimes we are forced to sleep hungry for lack of it. With old age, proper nutrition is our desire but since we cannot afford it our health has worsened. If we had enough harvest from our farms it could save us the agony of hunger."
Chelagat's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Chelagat enrolled.
"The challenge I'm faced with at the moment is the lack of food. We've not had rain for the past 2 years which has led to prolonged drought. Because of this, I have lost 30 cows which were my only source of income. The loss of my cows has made life very difficult for me and my family since we cannot afford food and we are forced to take one or two meals each day."
Damaris's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Damaris enrolled.
"Nowadays, food shortage is challenging. For the past three years, the rains have been minimal hence we never harvested from our farms. Currently, the cost of living is high and yet we purchase all foodstuff for my family of three. Considering that my husband who does casual jobs is the sole provider, it is difficult to afford three meals a day from the $2 he earns thrice a week. Most of the days we lack enough and proper nutrition even for our six-month-old child."
Regina's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Regina enrolled.
"My mother has been sickly for the past twenty years and since she is bed ridden, I am the breadwinner of my family. I do casual jobs to earn a living and the $2 I earn a day is not enough to purchase food at the same time her drugs. Some days, she stays without the prescribed medication which worsens her situation. This stresses me and I feel bad when I cannot provide for her."
Solomon's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Solomon enrolled.
"The main challenge that I'm facing at the moment is the lack of money. Currently, I don't have a permanent job and therefore I depend solely on casual labor which I get occasionally about two times a week. Through this casual labor, I'm able to earn 20 dollars which aren't enough to cater to my household needs. Since my neighbors are also in need I can't ask them for any assistance to meet my basic needs which makes life very difficult since I have to go without food sometimes."
Lilian's family
access_time 11 hours ago
Lilian enrolled.
"Food insecurity is a major problem that we face at the moment. This was occasioned by the prolonged drought, we have never received adequate rainfall for the last 3 seasons, we had planted maize and millet last season but they ended up drying because of distress from lack of water, the livestock too was affected and quite a number of them died from starvation due to inadequate pasture. We have been forced to buy the foodstuff from Marigat town, sometimes we cannot afford more so when the cost of living rose to unprecedented levels. Life has really been hard for us and we have nowhere to turn to, we are hoping against hope that things will be better this year now that we have started receiving rainfall."
Jackson's family
access_time 12 hours ago
Jackson enrolled.
"In the past, my main economic activity was charcoal burning. It is throught this that I was able to get cash to supplement my food and nutrition needs. On average, I would sell 9 sacks of charcoal for USD 50. I would also use this cash to fend for the livelihood needs of my nuclear family. However, deforestation has resulted in a drastic reduction of trees. Consequently, we have little to no disposable income to procure food to supplement our nutritional needs."
Rael's family
access_time 12 hours ago
Rael enrolled.
"Due to the drought, it's really difficult puting food on the table. Last year I planted some millet and due to no rains I harvested nothing. This has led to the food instability we're experiencing now. To get food I was forced to sell all my chicken and some some goats. We had no other choice due to hunger. This has been the biggest challenge facing us. It's sad not being able to eat and worrying everyday about food. To also survive I've been depending on my children."
Florence's family
access_time 12 hours ago
Florence enrolled.
"Food access has been a big challenge. Most of our income is channeled towards food which is also expensive. In this village, growing food is hard and especially because of the drought. This has also led to water shortage making it difficult to grow. All this has made it hard getting food, affecting our ability to get adequate food. We mainly depend on the casual job my husband acquired outside the village. This a times may not be enough for our sustainance."
Reuben's family
access_time 12 hours ago
Reuben enrolled.
"In this village, we've experienced an elongated drought. Coupled with poor farming lands, it's difficult growing and harvest enough food. The last time we had good rains were 2 years ago. This has led to a lot of food shortages hard hitting on our family. To obtain food, we need to do manual labours paying $2.50 a day. The amount is little and at the same time difficult to get a job. It makes me sad not to be able to provide for my family. Life has been really hard because of inadequate food."