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 bought 30 iron sheets at 19,500 KES, roofing poles at 4,600 KES, wall poles at 3,200 KES, nails at 2,600 KES, windows at 6,000 KES and paid 3,000 KES for labour to construct my house. I also bought a bag of maize at 3,000 KES. I am planning to buy cement with the remaining amount so as to plaster the house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I was living in a small dilapidated house which I had to constantly repair the walls which were being eroded by rain, but now I live in a big and better house which I do not have to constantly repair and the shame of living in a dilapidated house has been lifted off me.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 8,000KES a cow and used it to pay my wife's dowry, and spent the rest on transport to my home.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy ironsheet, and build an iron roofed house; my house is in very poor condition and I also wish to live in a good house.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to pay dowry for my wife and build a house for myself and set up a small business
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Our proudest achievement is that we bought a boat that we are using for fishing
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is that our living standard is not good and at times getting money to take care of our needs is very tough.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part is when am done doing my house work and am relaxing.