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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. Learn more about how recipients opt in to share their stories.
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Nathan's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Nathan received a $23 fifth payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have increased farming and purchase of a solar lighting system."
Maliza's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Maliza enrolled.
"Receiving this money, means am going to be to accomplish my house ,acquire livestock, beddings, a solar lighting and household items. "
Felgona's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Felgona enrolled.
"Receiving this money means my problems are going to be solved and am no longer going to be a laughing stock.Am going to complete building my house,purchase solar lights and feed well."
Aggrey's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Aggrey received a $23 third payment.
"I am planning to install solar lighting and take care of my family in terms of clothing and their well-being."
Syprose's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Syprose received a $23 second payment.
"I will be having solar lighting in my home and my children will be comfortable doing their studies. Besides that my family will no longer have a problem with food. Generally my home will be joyous."
Tabisa's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Tabisa received a $442 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been for it helped me get proper medical treatment, i have solar lighting at night,saving me from buying paraffin all the time, and am very happy person nowadays,free from stress."
Benard's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Benard received a $639 second payment.
"I used my last transfer to buy a Solar lighting system for my house then opened a boutique with the rest of the money."
Anjelina's family
access_time over 4 years ago
Anjelina received a $23 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that my stress is reduced since GD payments just made it possible for our Solar lighting services by Safaricom Company to be resumed and our children are able to study for long hours in the night, unlike the time when the service got discontinued due to non-payment of the daily Installments since life had become more difficult financially. In addition, my family is no longer spending much on kerosene as was the case when the family went back to using kerosene lamps."
George's family
access_time almost 5 years ago
George received a $466 third payment.
"I spent 40,000 KES of my third transfer on plastering our three room house which we built using our second transfer. My wife and I never had a house and lived in one of the rooms in my mother's house for many years, which is supposed to be a taboo according to Luo traditions and customs. Because of this, I suffered a lot of embarrassment and insult from the community since this is supposed to be an abnormal behaviour. It was all because my family suffered under the yoke of extreme poverty and nothing could happen since we felt hopeless and were unable to engage in any productive work. Consequently, I could not afford even a small hut for my wife and children. Due to GD support, today we have our own home. And by the way, this got us both very motivated and my wife started a part time small scale business with 1,000 KES in August and she sells vegetables, tomatoes and fruits. Today the business has grown 7 times to the tune of 7,000 KES, not to forget that our family feeds from this source. Again, because GD support gave me the drive, I invested 5,000 KES of my second transfer in land preparation and maize farming on 1.5 ace piece of land and as we talk, our maize crop planted in August is ready for harvest. We expect about 10 bags of dry corn, which had never happened before. I thank you GD, our lives are transformed through GD financial support that enabled my family to get our own home with solar lighting, a business and the motivation to arise and do productive work for a better future."
Glades's family
access_time 5 years ago
Glades received a $475 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that i have become a happy person because i eat well, I stocked enough food for the family ,previously it was very had to get food because there was no money and most of the time my family starved. I used to sleep uncomfortably on the mud floor,I did not have a mattress so I used a mat for sleeping,but now I sleep confortably on my mattress and a bed and I was able to cement my floor. I also used not to have any source of light at night,this would make me go to bed early before it gets dark but now days I have solar light and I go to bed at will. "
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