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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.
Janet's family
access_time 1 hour ago
Janet received a $24 eighteenth payment.
"With my acquired sewing machine and honed tailoring skills, my focus now shifts towards establishing my own tailoring business. My objective is to secure a stable source of income that will not only support my own aspirations but also enable me to provide assistance to my parents, who currently rely on charcoal making to support my six younger siblings, all of whom are in school. By renting a suitable workspace and procuring the necessary materials, I am laying the foundation for my entrepreneurial venture. Through hard work and determination, I aim to transform this endeavor into a thriving business that not only sustains me but also uplifts my family. Beyond personal and familial goals, I recognize the broader impact that my success can have on the community. As a role model for younger girls in my community, I aspire to inspire them to pursue their ambitions and break free from the tradition of early marriages. In essence, my journey towards establishing a successful tailoring business is not just about personal gain, but also about creating opportunities for others and driving positive change within my community. Through dedication and perseverance, I am committed to realizing these aspirations and making a lasting impact on the lives of those around me."
Dama's family
access_time 1 hour ago
Dama received a $24 eighteenth payment.
"Over the next few months, my priority is to utilize the transfers to finalize the ongoing repairs on my house. Completing these repairs is essential not only for my personal safety but also to ensure the longevity and stability of the structure, preventing any potential collapse in the future. I am extremely grateful for the financial assistance provided through the transfers, as it enables me to take care of myself and accomplish goals that were previously hindered by financial constraints."
Changawa's family
access_time 1 hour ago
Changawa enrolled.
"Lack of reliable source of income is the challenge I am currently facing in life. I do casual jobs earning very little income which caters for food and school fees. The income is so little that it can not cater for the required school fees for my two high school children. This has made them miss classes due to lack of fees and as a result their performances have declined."
Alice's family
access_time 1 hour ago
Alice enrolled.
"Lack of reliable source of income is the current challenge I am facing in life. I do casual jobs earning very little income. However since last year on October, I have never got any job. This has made me to seek even money to buy soap and other necessities for the family. I feel psychological distarbed."
Zawadi's family
access_time 2 hours ago
Zawadi received a $24 twenty-sixth payment.
"Anticipating my forthcoming share of the savings from the merry-go-round, valued at $80 and expected in mid-year, I have devised a strategic investment plan centered around acquiring goats. Through research, I have learned that goats can be acquired at a cost of approximately $30 each. This venture aligns with my overarching goal of eventually owning a cow, a more substantial asset that currently remains financially out of reach. By starting with goats, I aim to gradually accumulate a sufficient number to leverage for the purchase of a cow in the future. In addition to serving as a stepping stone towards this goal, goats also offer the added benefit of providing nutritious milk for my children, contributing to their well-being. Once I am able to acquire a cow, my focus will shift towards utilizing milk production both for family consumption and as a source of income through sales. This multifaceted approach underscores my commitment to ensuring the welfare and future prospects of my family. As a mother of 10, I am acutely aware of the need to plan ahead, exercise creativity, and pursue efficient strategies to safeguard my children's future while simultaneously meeting their present needs. Through strategic investments and forward-thinking initiatives like this, I am dedicated to creating a sustainable path towards prosperity and security for my family."
Ngumbao's family
access_time 3 hours ago
Ngumbao received a $24 eighteenth payment.
"In the days ahead, my aim is to eliminate the substantial school fee debts accumulated by my children in their respective schools. This endeavor is crucial as settling these debts will guarantee a smooth educational journey for them without encountering any hindrances. Additionally, I aspire to realize the construction of a home for my four children. Presently, they are relying on the hospitality of nearby relatives for accommodation, but as their parent, I am determined to provide them with a stable living situation by building them a house. I am immensely grateful for the transfers received, as they have significantly alleviated the responsibility of caring for my family."
Kenga's family
access_time 3 hours ago
Kenga received a $24 fourteenth payment.
"Relying primarily on income from charcoal making, which often yields limited returns, the transfers have provided much-needed financial relief for my household. In addition to this, I also engage in goat rearing, which has proven invaluable during periods of financial strain, offering a reliable means of generating income through sales when needed. Given the stability and flexibility that goats provide as a financial resource, I am keen to capitalize on opportunities to expand my herd whenever possible. Saving a portion of the transfers for this purpose enables me to gradually increase my stock of goats. With their relatively low cost, often obtainable for as little as $40 per goat, this investment is both accessible and practical. The expansion of my goat herd serves as a form of financial security, offering a reliable fallback option during unforeseen financial emergencies. Their ease of care and affordability make them an ideal asset to have on hand, providing peace of mind knowing that I have a sustainable source of income to rely on when needed."
Fatuma's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Fatuma received a $24 eighteenth payment.
"With a family of eight members, our current one-room dwelling feels cramped, lacking sufficient space for all of us. Looking ahead, my focus in the upcoming months is to allocate a significant portion of my transfer towards purchasing additional iron sheets, supplementing the 18 pieces already acquired by my husband. Subsequently, I plan to procure building poles and hire a mason to initiate construction on a new house. Upon its completion, my husband and I intend to relocate to the new residence, while our current abode will be left for our six children. I am deeply grateful for the financial assistance provided through transfers, as it empowers me to embark on this transformative journey towards improving our living conditions."
Furaha's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Furaha received a $24 eighteenth payment.
"In addition to supporting my family's basic needs and supplementing my spouse's income as the sole earner, I am keen to explore investment opportunities in livestock, particularly goats. Recognized for their affordability and ease of rearing, goats present a promising avenue for investment. During school holidays, when the children are home and no fees payments are due, I plan to allocate resources towards acquiring goats. This strategic approach allows for focused attention on building a viable livestock venture alongside family commitments. Looking ahead, my objective is to leverage the assets accumulated through goat farming to finance a more substantial business endeavor. By strategically selling a portion of the goats, I aim to generate the necessary capital to establish a stable source of income before the conclusion of this project. This long-term vision underscores my commitment to securing financial stability and independence for my family, ensuring a brighter future beyond the duration of the current project."
Dama's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Dama received a $24 eighteenth payment.
"In the upcoming month, my primary goal is to acquire a new wooden bed and mattress, marking a significant achievement for me. Over the past month, I have endured discomfort by sleeping directly on the cold floor, using only sacks as a barrier. The collapse of my traditional sisal twine bed deprived me of a comfortable sleeping arrangement. I am immensely grateful for the financial support received through transfers, as it has not only improved my quality of life but also allowed me to envision a brighter future."