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 the cash transfers means so much to me and my family. Since we only got 1 bag of maize from farming, I intend to purchase another bag of maize which would cost me $50 of the first cash transfers. I also intend to buy clothes since it has been a long when I bought my family and me new clothes. With the remaining amount I intend to purchase two iron sheets which I'll use to build a kitchen. For the second and third transfers, I intend to purchase 10 goats at $45 each. This will be my investment for the future since our village is a good place to rare such livestock. Finally, I will use the remaining amount to build the iron sheet house which would cost me about $400 of the transfers. I believe that receiving the transfers will surely transform my life for the better.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Selling my goat in May is the aspect that brought me joy and happiness in the last 6 months. I managed to get $40 from the sale which I used to buy food for my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The prolonged drought is the main challenge that I feel is making my life difficult. During the planting season, I managed to sell my goats and planted one hectare of maize. However, I only got 90 KGS of maize. This is so because of the lack of rain and enough water for irrigation. This makes my life difficult because I know that in the next four months, I won't have food for my family which stresses me a lot.