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 money means a proper house for me. Currently, I am living in a one-roomed house with my 4 grandchildren. The walls of the house are almost falling off. My ambition over years has been to own a spacious house that will accommodate us comfortably. I will use KES 40000 to renovate my house and add one more room so that it can comfortably accommodate us. I will further spend KES 20000 to bed two beds and mattresses to avoid the cold floor. The remaining amount will cater to other household expenses like food.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My daughter was blessed with a baby boy in the month March. This brought joy to my life. I was called by my son-in-law to bless the baby. I feel so much honored by my in-law for giving me such a chance. Giving birth to a baby boy is a sign of wealth in our culture.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest challenge that I am currently facing is food insecurity. I have been unable to guarantee my family of 5 a standard three meals a day. This is because I majorly depend on charcoal work that earns me less than KES 3000 per month. This amount is not enough to fully support all our family needs. We sometimes skip meals or even borrow from relatives something that ashames me a lot.