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 have big plans for the transfers which I believe will surely change my life positively. Firstly I intend to use the first transfers to purchase school accessories such as books and pens for my school-going children and also buy food and clothing. With $180 of the transfers, I will accomplish this. For the second transfer of $450, I intend to pay school fees for my children Vinny, Faith, and Alonso who are in various secondary schools. For the last cash transfers, I intend to buy 2 goats at $80 which will be an investment. I also intend to use about $150 of the transfers to do maize farming. This will assist me in securing food for my family and also paying school fees for my children. Finally, I intend to use the remaining amount to purchase food and other household goods for my family. With these cash transfers, I believe my life will be a bit easier than before I received the transfers.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiness in the past 6 months came from the rains we have received. It has been 3 years since we received good rains such as this in our village which greatly delighted us.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I'm faced with many challenges in my life currently, however, the biggest challenge that is most felt is the lack of money for school fees and other basic needs. Since we depend on farming for money, it has been very challenging since there have been prolonged droughts in our area which has led to low productivity. I have 3 children; Vinny, Faith, and Alonso who are in secondary school and it is very difficult to get their tuition fees. This stresses me up so much especially when they are sent home.