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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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the relief I feel with in knowing that I have all that will be needed in hospital at the time of my delivery. I consider this baby of mine to be lucky because to get those requirement, I would need to go and do casual labor to raise money as I did with my first child.
In addition to this, I am also very happy that I am almost getting done with building my permanent house and I will not be suffering with the expenses that come with a grass thatched house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt extremely happy that together with my husband, we decided to plan for our money.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
Through my husband, I used my first transfer to buy bricks, cement, ventilators, sand, iron sheets, nails, timber and then paid labor that helped me to build my house.
I then bought some household items such as utensils.
I also bought some hospital requirement like gloves, baby clothes, jik, washing powder, basin, smearing oil, personal clothes among others that I will need during my delivery since I am an expectant mother.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to construct an iron roof house. We change thatching grass yearly yet getting the grass has become a challenge. And the balance of the money, buy some land for agriculture.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon. This is because I will have finished garden work, found food for my family. I feel relieved.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing is limited land for agriculture. We just have one acre of land that can not sustain us. If I had more land, I would cultivate a lot of crops where some would be for home consumption while the balance would be sold to help get other needs.