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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Receiving this money means a better house for me. This is because the current house I reside in with my grandchildren is old, the wall is falling off and water seeps from the roof during rainy seasons. I will use KES 30000 to renovate my house and this will create favorable living conditions for my family. I will further use KES 10000 for medication because I am suffering from hypertension for over 10 years now. The remaining amount of transfers will be invested in my grandchild's education.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Last month, my firstborn son who is living in the town with his family visited me. This brought joy to my life because he gave me KES 4000 which helps me on buying food for my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The challenge that I am currently facing is health-related. I have been suffering from hypertension for over 10 years ago. This has drainage financial because the hypertensive treatment is very expensive. The condition keep on recurring because I do not complete the required dose due to lack of money. A one month dose requires KES 3000. This is a lot to me because I am currently not working. I depend on my son who is doing casual jobs in town that earns him KES 15000 per month which is not enough to cater for his family's needs as well as my needs.