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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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Mamake's family
access_time 17 days ago
Mamake received a $490 second payment.
"My tailoring businesses would not have been in existence at this time. Using a leased machine is into whatever little profits I could make. With the money, I bought a sewing machine that I am proud to own. I also have enough clothes making materials that have really boosted my business."
Kadii's family
access_time 17 days ago
Kadii received a $490 second payment.
"Earnings that I started streaming in is the biggest difference in my daily life that was brought about by the transfers. I am operating a taxi business that brings in money. I have been saving ever since it kicked off. I also improved my home by building a house and bought a solar lighting system. Recharging the solar is absolutely free and this saves money that would have gone to waste buying batteries for touches to light the houses."
Karisa's family
access_time 17 days ago
Karisa received a $490 second payment.
"My life is different now because of the house I was able to construct for my family. I wanted to do this for a long time to get a room for my children who are growing into their teenage. Due to a lack of money and poor income, I couldn't manage it. I can now afford to give them some privacy. I also own livestock that is high yielding when it comes to milk production."
Farida's family
access_time 17 days ago
Farida received a $490 second payment.
"My life is better in many ways since I started a taxi business. I receive a payment of my earnings every weekend and this being a regular income, is the best thing that has ever happened. I also can start a poultry keeping initiative because of the availability of money go buy the chicken needed and to feed them. I will use the savings from my taxi business to live a better life."
Fatu's family
access_time 17 days ago
Fatu received a $72 initial payment.
"My life change because I can afford food for me and my child."
Minee's family
access_time 17 days ago
Minee received a $72 initial payment.
"Yes, because I can now afford for my family and I started my new business."
Rebecca's family
access_time 17 days ago
Rebecca received a $48 initial payment.
"Yes, because I am building my small place to live."
Cheeseman's family
access_time 17 days ago
Cheeseman received a $48 initial payment.
"Yes, because things getting better for my business and my family."
Emmbnuel's family
access_time 17 days ago
Emmbnuel received a $48 initial payment.
"The money made a big difference in my life. I used the money to buy food and medication for my Mon who was sick. If this money had not come, I wouldn't have had money to buy medicine for my Mon."
Flomo's family
access_time 17 days ago
Flomo received a $72 second payment.
"The difference is that, the money helped me to start a business and the business is sustaining me and my family."