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 spent a larger portion of the first lumpsum in plastering my house and bought a cow at 12000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My house is neat and free from dust because I managed to plaster my house.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I dug and built a latrine using 3500 KES of my token payment then I spent 3500 KES on a sheep and the remaining 3000 KES on clothing for my household members.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I will buy a sofa set and 2 oxen using my upcoming lumpsum payment.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to use my transfer to purchase water vessels so I can harvest rain water for drinking, buy a few household furniture, buy two goats that I can sell in future when in financial problems and save the rest of the transfer for my two daughters who are transitioning to secondary school next year.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have furnished my house using my money that I saved in a merry-go-round group.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in my life is lack of money to feed and clothe my family well. It's so sad when my children go begging for food and clothes from my neighbours. This is because my husband and I have no reliable source of income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I have food for my children to eat.