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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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Jumwa's family
access_time 1 hour ago
Jumwa received a $542 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I managed to buy four goats. I feel proud and ambitious because the goats will multiply and help me during emergencies. People in our area value such animals because they usually come in handy in times of need. Usually, the wealth of a person is usually measured depending on the flock of cows and sheep they have. I am happy because I will soon be among the people counted in that category. It is a matter of time before I earn the envied title the same way as my villagers. When they increase in number, I can sell some and used the amount on taking care of our pressing needs as a family."
George's family
access_time 1 hour ago
George received a $22 eleventh payment.
"For the next four months of my life, I expect to have expanded the current business I'm running so that whenever I have an emergency I'll be able to sort it out without asking people for money."
Joseph's family
access_time 1 hour ago
Joseph received a $22 eleventh payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to have bought a cow for a rearing."
Patrick's family
access_time 2 hours ago
Patrick received a $461 initial payment.
"I was overwhelmed with joy when I received the money. It was my first time in the history of my life on earth to receive such a huge sum of money at once."
Patrick's family
access_time 3 hours ago
Patrick received a $461 initial payment.
"The moment I received the money, I felt very happy. This is because I knew this transfer would enable me buy livestock."
Mary's family
access_time 3 hours ago
Mary enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I face is poverty. My child is sickly and I donot have any source of earning where I could get money for her treatment. I only most of the time resort to prayers from God whenever she fails sick, which leaves her life vulnerable."
John's family
access_time 3 hours ago
John enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I face is inadequate funds to support me in feeding because I do not hav enough food at th household."
John's family
access_time 3 hours ago
John enrolled.
"Receiving this money means that I will own a cow for milk production. I am now old, I need to take milk but it's expensive to buy on daily basis. I will take milk In order to improve on my health."
Kenton's family
access_time 3 hours ago
Kenton enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I face is lack of land. I do not have land of my own because my husband was born out of wedlock, we were chased from home and now rent in the center. I just hire land for crop cultivation which is very expensive for me."
Joyce's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Joyce received a $461 initial payment.
"This financial support has enabled me start up the construction of a permanent house. I have high hope of moving to my iron roofed house that is currently at the beam level. The completion will be after receiving the second transfer. I will be relieved from the burden of looking for grass for renovating the hut that I live in now."