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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My greatest ambition is to start a shop business to have a reliable source of income for my family. Currently, I find an opportunity to serve the nearest secondary school but there is no single shop around. Receiving this money will help me to buy the building materials which cost 3000 KES per trip. After 1 year, I am so sure that the working room will be ready and the other transfers will help me to start buying the stock. This will provide an opportunity for my wife to work and earn a living, a transformation that I have wished for a long time.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Despite the many challenges that I am going through in my life, I am so grateful to God for the miracles I have currently experienced. At the beginning of this term, I had no school fees for my son. Fortunately, I agreed with the principal to allow him to continue with his studies as I prepare to make the payment. This has brought more joy to my life because I have had peaceful nights.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I work as a driver and this has been the main source of income for my family. Unfortunately, the corona pandemic affected my work since I was retrenched. This forced me to stay at home and I am currently doing part-time work in Mariakani which is also not consistent. My daily income has been low, usually 800 KES which can not fully cater to our needs something that has stressed me a lot. I, therefore, consider the lack of a stable source of income as my greatest challenge.