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.
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I bought 10 iron sheets at 6,200 KES, roofing and wall poles at 4,500 KES, nails at 2,500 KES, 15 bags of cement at 11,250 KES, a lorry of sand at 7,000 KES, used 3,500 KES on transportation, paid 11,000 KES labour charge then used the rest on food for the house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My house is now cemented hence my children are no longer catching flues from dust as before.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 2,500 KES on farming expenses and 7,000 KES to buy seats.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to buy cement and repair walls and floor of my house, construct a kitchen and also pay school fees.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend the transfer to pay school fees for my child. I also plan to spend the transfer to rent agricultural land that I would use to grow crops. I also plan to spend the transfer to pay bride price.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Our proudest achievement is that we have struggled and managed to build a new house for the family. Initially, we use to stay in a smaller house which wasn't good. After saving enough money, we decided to build a bigger house which we currently live in and we are proud of it.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that we have faced in life is lack of adequate income to pay school fees for my daughter.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when am having dinner with my family.