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 had plans to join secondary school but my parents could not afford raising school fees, so I chose to become a tailor.However I ended up getting married before my dream was fulfilled. Life is not good, my husband who does casual labour sends home not more than 3 000 KES every month which cannot support me in undertaking the tailoring course I have longed to. I will save 2000 KES every month from the transfers for five months and get enrolled in a local vocational training institute. Becoming a tailor will enable me help my husband in providing for the family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
It is a shock to see me standing when I am seven month pregnant. I am grateful and jovial for the good health because in my first and second pregnancy, sixth to ninth month were terrible. My legs were swollen making it difficult to move, I could not take anything and the abdominal pain was incomparable. My current situation is much better and I cannot shy off from expressing my joy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Due to financial upheavals, my firstborn has not started going to school. My husband fell sick for about a month and the cash which was meant to take the boy to school was spent on his medication. We are still not sure if the child will be taken to school in this academic year since our plea for support from relatives fall in deaf ears.