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 greatest desire is to start a grocery store where I will be selling fruits and vegetables to the general public. This will act as my source of income because I currently stay idle at home. To ensure this comes to reality, I am required to save my first 6 months' transfers to raise 18000 KES that will act as my starting capital because I already have the kiosk. I will pool my other transfers together with my husband to facilitate the construction of a house next to our nearby secondary school where I can transfer in and establish a shop business. By doing this, I will be able to smoothly take care of my family by providing for all the household needs. This will change our livelihood for the better, a transformation that I have desired for long.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Recently, my husband secured a part-time job at Mariakani where he earns 800 KES per day. Although this income is small, I am so grateful because I have never slept hungry over the last 6 months. This has brought me peace of mind and thus, my source of happiness.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Financial constraints is the biggest worry that I am currently struggling with. This is because I closed my kiosk after spending all the money to pay school fees for my son and this has forced me to depend on my husband who is a part-time driver in Mariakani. His income is 800 KES per day which can not fully cater to our needs. All this has contributed to the endless stress that I have had and I am even worried about me exposed to stress-related diseases.