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 mind has always thought of opening a boutique where I can sell different kinds of fashionable accessories. I believe this will pick well because it will be of its kind within the area. To ensure this comes through, I intend to save my transfers to raise utmost 15000 KES that will act as my starting capital. This will be my reliable source of income since I am currently idle at home. By achieving this, my life will have a new chapter because I will be enjoying financial independence, courtesy of GiveDirectly.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Despite being jobless, I am privileged to have very caring parents who have ensured I get all my necessities. This has brought more joy to my life because I have never complained over the last 6 months.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I am currently jobless at home and sometimes, I only get favors from my friends when they allow me to do part-time work with their motorbikes. The idleness has exposed me to strange friends who I fear might ruin me because they have weird traits. Therefore, I have always thought the lack of a reliable source of income as my greatest challenge.