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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50000 KES ($493 USD)
over 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying a cow.I also bought and fixed a steel door and 2 windows,bought a set chairs, 1 sack of maize,gave my mother and brother money.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have a cow which is an investment to me.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought mattress 4500 KES, a goat 2500 KES, school uniforms 1200 KES, school fees 900 KES and 1200 KES I spent on buying food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to build a new house with the upcoming lumpsum transfer.
almost 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy three or four oxen and the rest of the funds will be used to buy sand, cement and lime which I will use to plaster my house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having made sisal ropes and after selling them I was able 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 school fees for my children who are in primary school, if I am unable to raise the required fees they may drop out of school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I go to the lakeside to sell my sisal ropes, the atmosphere is usually very lively as fisherman and other traders interact with each other.
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