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 built a semi-permanent house of 35 iron sheets with 46000 KES, I spent 1000 KES on 5 cushions and the remaining 3000 KES on food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have a big difference in my daily life since I am now living in a more spacious house, where we can now walk and sit more freely. I am no longer feeling ashamed when ambushed by visitors since I have a place for them.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought a mattress worth 4,000 KES and two sheep worth 2,000 KES. I spent the remaining amount on school fees, utensils and food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to pay my daughter's school fees and build a new house.
access_time 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning renovate our house because it in bad shape.We are also planning to buy some cows that will aid in farming.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that I own a farm that I can rent out anytime in order to make money.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we are facing is lack of income since next year we have a son who will join secondary school and we don't know whether we will manage to raise his school fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I would say the happiest part of my day is in the morning while cultivating my maize farm in order to clear weeds that can hinder my crops from growing.