GDLive Newsfeed
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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Mesalimu's family
access_time 7 hours ago
Mesalimu enrolled.
"Inability to improve my cereals business has been the biggest hardship in life. Over time, the returns have not been sustainable mainly because we depend on it in almost everything. This is where I get money to cater for all the family's needs and it is very constraining; It's more of hand-to-mouth kind of venture; no savings at all. Now that we are going to receive GD money, things are going to loosen up a little. "
Salama's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Salama enrolled.
"Financial constraint is my biggest hardship. This is because I do not have a stable job to earn me sustainable income. In this regard, I cannot provide basic needs for my children. In most cases we are forced to go without food. It is also difficult to pay for their education which has made my son to drop out of school."
Ednah's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Ednah enrolled.
"I have been aspiring to buy water tank since we have water problem in our area. I am planning to use Ksh 35,000 to buy a 5,000 litres water tank. Even though there is county council water in my compound, we get it twice a month thats why I have deemed it prudent to have a storage tank to cater for water shortage. "
Mary's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Mary enrolled.
"We have experienced low rainfall last season and this made my farm not to produced enough food for my family. This has really drained me financially because I have been forced to buy maize flour and other food items that I would easily get from my farm. To make it worse being a widow and at the same time having a child in college is expensive for me as I have to look for alternative sources of income which includes hawking fruits like mangoes at the local market but it is still not enough. "
Luwali's family
access_time 10 hours ago
Luwali enrolled.
"I will buy two cows and an oxen plough so that I can be able to increase the size of land that I grow crops on. I will spend part of the transfer on paying school fees for my children as one of them is in Form one. The remaining amount will be spent on buying food for my family. "
Zosi's family
access_time 11 hours ago
Zosi enrolled.
"The lion share of my earnings is always channelled to school fees payment but still the fees is not fully cleared.Sometimes we are forced to go without food but pay the school fees because I believe that educating my children is the only way I can escape the poverty trap. Balancing between this and other basic needs such as food,medical expenses and shelter is not easy.So the biggest hardship I have faced remains straining to pay school fees."
Fatuma's family
access_time 11 hours ago
Fatuma enrolled.
"I have five children who currently need school and my income is very low to support their education hence I will spend part of the cash in ensuring that their fees are paid. I used to sell juice and sodas but my business collapsed due to poor starting capital but with the transfers I will be able to revive my business. "
Brian's family
access_time 11 hours ago
Brian received a $196 initial payment.
"For the whole time I have been working, I had never received more than 5000 KES and receiving this money made me more happy. I even called my parents and informed them of the good news and that my dream of having my own business will become a reality."
Joyce's family
access_time 12 hours ago
Joyce received a $196 initial payment.
"I was very happy because the time to repay the loan was due yet I did not have money for the same. I was going to give part of my stock to cater for the loan if I did not get the money from GD."
Ivine's family
access_time 14 hours ago
Ivine received a $196 initial payment.
"I was very happy and thanked God because I did not know I could get such amount of money at this time in my life."