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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.
Nasibu's family
access_time 1 day ago
Nasibu received a $23 twenty-second payment.
"Given the unpredictable nature of my earnings from selling vegetables from my home, I recognize the importance of diversifying income sources to support my five children and alleviate the financial burden on my husband. Consequently, I aim to invest more in livestock, particularly goats, as they offer a practical and versatile solution. As these animals reproduce, I plan to exchange them for cows in the future, facilitating plowing activities and providing a flexible asset that can be sold in times of financial need."
Amani's family
access_time 1 day ago
Amani received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"In the coming year and beyond, my aspirations include building a new house and potentially acquiring goats. The current house, built over six years ago, has a deteriorating grass-thatched roof that cannot withstand rains, leading to a cold and damp interior. I've been gradually purchasing building materials, having acquired four iron sheets so far. I also plan to keep livestock, specifically goats, as a sustainable source of income. Recognizing the uncertainty of future earnings due to the lack of a steady job, the idea is to sell some goats when needed. I'm pleased that the two goats obtained through the cash transfers have already given birth, increasing the count to four."
Daka's family
access_time 1 day ago
Daka received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"Due to chest complications, I am unable to engage in strenuous activities to earn income. Currently, the cash transfers serve as my primary source of financial support. I am grateful that they have helped support my husband's efforts in paying school fees for our children and ensuring there is food on the table. Looking ahead, recognizing that the cash transfers will eventually cease, I aspire to have established wealth through goat rearing. With two goats already acquired, my goal is to increase the number to at least 10. As these animals reproduce, I anticipate being able to sell them to meet the ongoing needs of my family."
Zawadi's family
access_time 1 day ago
Zawadi received a $23 twenty-second payment.
"Being a single parent, I bear the responsibility of meeting the needs of my three children. In pursuit of my goal to achieve financial stability, I became a member of a local savings group comprising 10 individuals, with each member contributing $10 monthly. I allocated $30 as my share in the savings group. When my turn arrives, I intend to utilize the funds to purchase goats, viewing this as a prudent investment for the future. The multiplication of the goats will provide the opportunity to sell some and address my family's needs. Additionally, I procured food for my family, amounting to $42. As a casual laborer, I encounter challenges in making ends meet; however, with the aid of the transfers, I managed to provide for my family. I also allocated $10 to obtain my son's birth certificate, a crucial requirement for his national examination. Furthermore, I invested $10 in acquiring three hens, foreseeing potential income through the sale of offspring or eggs once they multiply. I am profoundly grateful for the assistance provided by the transfers, as they have significantly improved the quality of life for both myself and my children."
Bahati's family
access_time 1 day ago
Bahati received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"Following my separation from my husband, I returned to my parents' home where I heavily rely on them, as they are casual laborers, to support both myself and my young baby. I made significant investments in purchasing livestock—a goat for $25 and three hens for $12, with the hope that they will provide income once they multiply and are sold in the future. Additionally, I assisted my mother in purchasing food for the family, amounting to $50, ensuring that we never went without food, thanks to the availability of money from transfers. Furthermore, I bought new clothes for my baby, as he had very few left to wear. I am deeply grateful for the transfers, which have ensured that the needs of my family are met."
Salma's family
access_time 1 day ago
Salma received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"I acquired two goats for a total of $68 with the specific intention of securing my son's future education. As these goats multiply, I plan to sell them and utilize the proceeds to fund my son's education when the time comes. I am pleased that the financial assistance I have received is enabling me to make prudent investments that will ensure my son's access to quality education and a secure future. Alongside the goat purchase, I also bought new clothing for both my son and myself. Our existing clothing options were limited and many were beyond repair. The support we have received has significantly improved our family's well-being. Previously, my husband faced challenges while working as a motorcycle taxi driver to support our family, but this has changed for the better due to the financial assistance."
Kachana's family
access_time 1 day ago
Kachana received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"As a part-time laborer, I primarily earn my income by selling charcoal. When the rainy season arrives, I shift my focus to working on the farm to ensure a successful harvest, which is crucial for our food security. I recently spent $55 on purchasing food items for my family of seven. I am grateful and content knowing that we have not experienced food shortages over the past three months. Additionally, I allocated $20 to buy medicines for some of my goats, which had fallen ill due to a mysterious disease. Thankfully, they have recovered and are now in good health. Moreover, I dedicated $15 to cover the school fees for my five children, enabling them to sit for their end-of-year exams. In a strategic move for future income generation, I invested $12 in purchasing hens. The financial assistance I have received thus far has significantly transformed my life for the better, and I am genuinely pleased with the progress."
Harrison's family
access_time 1 day ago
Harrison received a $23 eighteenth payment.
"I aim to utilize my upcoming transfers to expand my goat inventory. At present, I own two goats and intend to purchase another, thus augmenting their quantity. As they multiply in the future, the herd will expand, enhancing the potential for selling them and generating a substantial income. I am deeply grateful for the transfers, and this investment will reduce my reliance on farming for livelihood, significantly easing my life."
Chengo's family
access_time 1 day ago
Chengo received a $23 twenty-first payment.
"Over the past eleven years, I have served as a guard at a nearby school, and the income from this occupation has been the steadfast support for my family of four. Faced with hardships, we endured periods of hunger and lacked sufficient resources. Fortunately, positive changes have manifested in our lives, courtesy of these transfers. We now have a reliable supply of food, enabling me to invest in livestock and acquire additional land. Capitalizing on the rainfall in my village, I wisely allocated $34 to hire oxen for plowing, ensuring the readiness of my land for maize planting and securing ample food for the upcoming year. Another $34 was dedicated to the purchase of a goat, a valuable long-term investment. The remaining $34 was utilized to acquire new iron roofing sheets for my house, as I am currently engaged in renovating it due to its deteriorating condition. I take pride in the positive changes these actions have brought about in my life."
Daniel's family
access_time 1 day ago
Daniel received a $23 twenty-first payment.
"I look forward to my son completing college next year, a development that will provide a welcome relief from his educational expenses. With an ample supply of food at present, my intention is to use my transfers exclusively for acquiring goats. Currently, I have two, and I aspire to expand this number with the proceeds from my ongoing chicken project. The establishment of a goat-rearing business holds the promise of significantly enhancing my income, thereby fostering greater financial stability. The anticipated outcome brings a sense of peace of mind and security, for which I am truly grateful."