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 20000 KES of the first lumpsum in installing electricity, 25000 KES in building a kiosk for business and spent the rest on food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I now have electricity that I have always longed for.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 2500 KES on a sack of maize, 3500 KES on a mattress, 3000 KES on a pair of shoes and the remaining amount of the token payments on clothing for my children.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to invest the upcoming lumpsum on a general shop.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy cement, sand, timber and round poles which I will use to build a better house for my family, if there are any remaining funds I think I can start a small business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having worked at a sand quarry and managed to save my earnings to the extent that I was able to buy a motorcycle which I use as a taxi.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of enough money to cater for my family's basic needs, my motorcycle taxi is not very profitable therefore the little money I get has to be spent carefully.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening, this is because I am able to relax after working all day.