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 a peasant farmer and with the drought experienced in the region, farming has been negatively affected. As a widow, food is always a problem because I only depend on my two sons who are working in Mombasa as casual labourers and they only earn peanuts which is hardly enough for them. Receiving this money would mean a reliable source of income for my family because it will be taking care of my basic needs such as food, clothes and medical care. This would bring so much peace of mind and sigh of relief to me and my family. I will also spend 500 KES to pay school fees for my two grandchildren in primary school because most of the time they are out of school for fees. They will get the opportunity to concentrate on their studies without interruptions.
What is the happiest part of your day?
When my son sent me 2,000 KES for upkeep last month. I had been going through hardships for almost two weeks taking one meal a day and on receiving the money from him I just felt great and I thanked him for the gifts which meant alot to me.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
As a widow I do not have a stable source of income because I only depend on my two sons who are doing odd jobs in the Mombasa. This has resulted to sometimes going to bed hungry when they are not in a position to send me money on upkeep. When I am sick I can not afford to get better health care and this has resulted to frequent illnesses.