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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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Benter's family
access_time 6 years ago
Benter received a $491 second payment.
"I spent most of transfer to buy iron sheets and other building materials because I need to build a bigger house which will be more comfortable, I also bought one sack of maize for my family's consumption, bought solar lighting system for us not to use kerosene anymore and also built a pit latrine."
Jecinta's family
access_time 6 years ago
Jecinta enrolled.
"Being able to own a solar lighting system in my house is my proudest achievement.My children can now do their school home work without choking from fumes from a kerosene lamp we were using earlier."
Judith's family
access_time 6 years ago
Judith received a $493 second payment.
"From my second transfer, I spent 35,000 KEs to complete payment on a land I was purchasing, spent 10,000 KES to buy sofa set, spent 1,000 KEs to buy poshomill sieve, spent 1,000 KES on transportation of the sofa set, and the remaining 2,000 KES I spent to buy solar lighting system."
Dishon's family
access_time 6 years ago
Dishon received a $99 initial payment.
"From my first transfer, I spent 7,000 KES to pay school fees for my children, bought 20 tins of maize at 2,500 KEs and the remaining 500KES I spent to pay Mkopa solar light"
Joyce's family
access_time 6 years ago
Joyce received a $493 second payment.
"From my second transfer, I bought 1 cow at 13,000 KES, bought 1 bull at 12,000 KES, my husband gave my family 6,000 KES as part of dowry payment, bought solar lighting system at 3,500 KES, bought 2 sacks of maize at 6,000 KES, bought a mattress at 4,500 KES, bought 2 goats at 3,000 KES bought school uniform at 8,000 KES, and the remaining 1,200 KES I spent on buying food for my family."
Johnson's family
access_time over 6 years ago
Johnson received a $493 second payment.
"I have a big difference in my daily life since paraffin is no longer the source of my lighting; I am using solar lighting system couple with a car battery that has made me save a lot since carbon fuels are unhealthy and more expensive."
Kennedy's family
access_time over 6 years ago
Kennedy received a $493 second payment.
"GD has enabled me acquire assets within a short time. I now sleep comfortably, my house is well light with solar lights, i can plough easily with the cow i bought and i completed secondary school fees for this year. I am so happy and relieved."
George's family
access_time over 6 years ago
George received a $493 second payment.
"My house is fully plastered and now i live free of dust, my children got the school books they need and i no longer buy paraffin for lighting since i have a solar light."
Emilly's family
access_time over 6 years ago
Emilly enrolled.
"My proudest achievement is being able to make sisal ropes which I sell at our local market. It is not an easy job but I have excelled at it and the proceeds have enabled me to purchase a solar lighting kit."
Onyango's family
access_time over 6 years ago
Onyango received a $99 initial payment.
"I bought a solar light at 4,000 KES, I also boosted my business with 5,000 KES."
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