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 spent my transfer on a cow (17000), utensils (7500), clothes (10500), loan repayment (10000) and food (4800).
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have acquired a cow that will give me milk and young ones, i now own utensils that i never had and reduced the debt i had. I am now peaceful.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my Token payment on clearing SILK Loan default for 3,000 KES, buying assorted food for 2,000 KES, school fee for 5,000 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming lump sum on extending my existing house, applying rough caste to the outside, fixing a metal door , and buying a water storage tank with the balance, if any.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy materials to be used to repair my house and the rest of the transfers I will use to pay school fees for my son who is in secondary school.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having joined a women's support group and used my savings to buy two goats.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of enough money to pay back a debt. I took a loan from my women's support group and used it to pay school fees for my brother, the loan is now due and my shares in the group might be reduced if I do not pay up soon.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up feeling fine, this is because I am sure that I will be able to carry out my daily chores.