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 15000 KES of the first lumpsum in buying chairs, used 15000 KES in plastering my house, bought water storage tank of 2000 KES, paid a debt of 5500 KES and used the rest of the money on food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I didn't have chairs in my house but now I can sit on a chair, thanks to GD.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 5000 KES of my token payment on a mattress, 4000 KES on a bed and I settled my debts using the remaining 1000 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend 20000 KES on a sofa set and the remaining 30000 KES on a 3000 L water tank.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on renovating my house by buying some bags of cement so that we can repair cracks that have emerged on the walls of the house, we will spend part of the transfer on buying a water tank that we can use to harvest water as our area is usually a dry area and faces water scarcity and some part of the cash we will use to buy two bulls that we will use in ploughing our farm.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that we have been able to build the house that we currently stay in using the cash that we had saved from the sale of firewood that we had collected in the village bush.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is that our land is very dry hence we are forced to walk long distance in order to get water that we can use for domestic purposes.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I prepare a meal for my family in the evening, I feel happy to know that my family will have something to eat before they go to bed.