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 am in form 4 and my greatest desire is to see myself excelling in my studies. To ensure this comes to reality, I am intending to be paying off my fees every month to give me ample time in school. This will guarantee me a good environment for learning and eventually producing good results. On the other hand, I will also invest in poultry farming to get more profit that can facilitate me to pay my college fees after completing my A-level education. Therefore, this is generally what receiving this money means to me.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Despite the struggle that I have gone through in my life as a student, something that has kept me going over the last 6 months is the willingness of my brother to support me with a pair of new school uniforms and other necessities. Although this was a one-time offer, I felt relieved at that moment since it boosted my self-esteem. I, therefore, consider it as what has brought joy to my life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
As a student, I have faced a lot of challenges, say; lack of basic needs like food, school fees, and new clothing. This has affected my self-esteem because experiencing all these issues yet there is no way of solving them has discouraged me. Sometimes, I feel like a burden to my mother who is the only hope in our household. Therefore, I consider financial instability as the main struggle that I am currently facing.