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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.
Sarah's family
access_time 5 years ago
Sarah received a $22 tenth payment.
"I have managed to clear all the school fees required from my two children in primary school and they are now free and comfortable staying in school as they are not worried about being sent away. My lifestyle has also improved as I no longer use a kerosene lamp but a solar lighting system which I recently purchased."
Sarah's family
access_time 5 years ago
Sarah received a $23 fifteenth payment.
"Four months, I was using a kerosene tin-lamp which produced a lot of smoke but with a very dim light. With the solar light that I recently purchased, my house is now well lit and daily expenses on kerosene a history."
Nathan's family
access_time 5 years ago
Nathan received a $23 sixteenth payment.
"Before receiving the transfers, we were using a kerosene lamp for lighting in our household. Receiving the transfers gave us an idea to obtain a solar lighting system on loan so that we would be making a down payment of a smaller amount every month. We made this decision since the kerosene lamp that we were using was so dim and wasn't good for the students who were using it during their evening studies. along with the lighting system project, I am also hoping to complete plantation of my farms in the next six months."
Chelangat's family
access_time 5 years ago
Chelangat received a $23 sixteenth payment.
"Life has really changed in the past four months; talk of my children who would miss school at least once or twice every week after being send to collect their tuition fees, the kerosene lamps which we were using as the main source of light every night and the insufficient food which could lead to malnutrition to my children. All these have really changed; we are now enjoying sufficient balanced diet, using clean light from the recently installed solar lighting system and my children are in school full time from Monday to Friday. What a great blessing to our family. We really thank God for what has happened in our family and presumably in other families who were struggling like ours in our village."
Mary's family
access_time 5 years ago
Mary received a $525 second payment.
"The organization has brought a lot of developments in the village such as enabling people to get several solar lighting systems which make the village look bright and not dull as it used to be before. Most people now have adequate lighting every single night and they can charge their mobile phones anytime they feel like doing so without having to rely on the local charging spots in the shopping center."
Chirchir's family
access_time 5 years ago
Chirchir received a $23 fifteenth payment.
"The biggest difference in my life in the last four months is that I got to save the money which I would have spent to purchase kerosene for lighting in our home. The money which I save I spend to repay for the solar lighting system which I had obtained on credit. I am happy that my children got enough light and ample time studying unlike before when they would converge near a dim kerosene lamp which couldn't produce enough light."
Coleta's family
access_time 5 years ago
Coleta received a $23 eleventh payment.
"I have the freedom to make plans well in advance when it comes to the payment of my solar lighting system bills and buying food for the family. Since I have the trust that GD will always send me some cash at the beginning of every month, I am able to make financial projections well in advance and plan what I will buy and how much I will spend on every item that I intend to purchase during that month."
Pauline's family
access_time 5 years ago
Pauline received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"I have managed to use these transfers to buy a solar lighting system in the past few months which has greatly improved my daily life as my house is now properly lit and my children can read and do their homework night with much more ease. Before I bought the solar lighting system, I was using a kerosene-lantern which was very dim and very costly because I had to budget for kerosene on a daily basis."
Pamela's family
access_time 5 years ago
Pamela received a $22 eleventh payment.
"Within the last four months, I have managed to use these transfers to buy items that have improved my general life such as a Solar lighting system and new seats. My life changed because now,I don't have to live with the embarrassment of having old chairs in my house and also bear the burden of always buying kerosene which has increased in price in the recent past."
Mohamad's family
access_time 5 years ago
Mohamad received a $462 initial payment.
"My life is better now because I ride my own motorcycle which I bought with the transfer. It has eased transportation for both my family members and merchandise to the market on market days. I have also plastered my house and I am using solar light. My home is beautiful and it looks like a town. Before I received the transfer, transportation was not easy. I could hire a motorcycle for me to go any where and also transport the merchandise to the market which was expensive."
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