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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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Maxwell's family
access_time 12 minutes ago
Maxwell received a $50 fourth payment.
"I was very happy when I received this transfer. I knew that I was going to have ease paying school fees for my children."
Francis's family
access_time 34 minutes ago
Francis received a $364 second payment.
"When I received my recent transfer, I started supplying airtime to the shops around Mathare. I had realized a business gap and thought of feeling it before someone did. So I created rapport with the shopkeepers and gave them my word that I will deliver. With transfers, I bought airtime with wholesale prices and supplied."
Josphat's family
access_time 1 hour ago
Josphat received a $364 second payment.
"I spent the most recent transfer to start up a grocery business. Initially, I used to idle and had no source of income. But when I received the transfer, I bought a hand cart and a stock of groceries. So my kiosk is portable and can move while selling. This has kept me busy and also I manage to earn an income on a daily basis."
Stephany's family
access_time 1 hour ago
Stephany received a $50 fourth payment.
"I am planning to expand my fish business. In doing so, I will earn more income and it will be easy to keep my siblings in school. As the breadwinner, I am planning to save towards their future university school fees. My plan is to ensure they achieve the best in their education. This will allow them to more independent."
Caroline's family
access_time 2 hours ago
Caroline received a $526 second payment.
"I believe my life has changed a lot because for one I managed to pay school fees for my children for the whole year so right now the financial burden on me has really eased up."
Mildred's family
access_time 3 hours ago
Mildred received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that I shall have saved money and use it to start a cereal business to make an extra income. I believe from the extra income I will have ease in paying school fees for my children hence they will no longer stay home for a long period of time due to school arrears and also their performance in school will be excellent."
Marseline's family
access_time 3 hours ago
Marseline received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in the I have started saving for my six children's education because I believe through their education,they will be able to lead a successful life since they will be able to get well-paying jobs . Therefore I am hopeful that they will be able to escape the cruel vicious cycle of poverty that we as their parents succumbed to."
Peter's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Peter received a $364 second payment.
"I spent the money I received from GD in purchasing two goats which cost me around 20000 KES to rear, I also spent 10000 KES in the construction of a new house and used. I saved 6000nKES and the remaining 800 KES I spent on starting a small business where I am buying and selling eggs."
Philip's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Philip received a $526 second payment.
"Were it not for the cash transfers from the organization I would have never been able to build a new house for my family leave alone buying the cow. The primary reason as to why I bought the cow is to be able to milk in the future so that means I will not be buying milk from sellers anymore. In addition to that, in the event that it gives birth in the future, I will have a chance to sell out some of its offspring and probably earn a few cash from such transactions."
Geoffrey's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Geoffrey received a $364 second payment.
"My life is currently different from how it was before because I am certain that I will receive an amount of money from GD for my developments. Initially, I had many ideas but they were all dreams because implementation was next to imp[ossible. But thanks to GD, I can now comfortably execute the plans with the transfers sent."