GDLive Newsfeed
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.
David's family
access_time over 7 years ago
David received a $97 initial payment.
"When I received my first transfer, I used part of it to buy a solar lighting system to save my family from buying paraffin daily. The rest was used to till my maize farm and to buy dry maize for my family."
Benter's family
access_time over 7 years ago
Benter received a $485 second payment.
"I spent the transfer on buying 30 pieces of iron sheets 21000 KES,nails 4700 KES, labor 6000 KES, solar light 7000 KES,1 chair 7000 KES,poles 2000 KES and used the balance on daily meals."
Lucas's family
access_time over 7 years ago
Lucas received a $468 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer on buying a cow which I am keeping for milk. I then bought a solar lighting system and a television which uses solar energy to keep up with current news during this electioneering period. I then spent the rest on farming by paying laborers and buying seeds to planting my farm."
Dorine's family
access_time over 7 years ago
Dorine received a $468 third payment.
"I spent my transfer on buying a cow which is almost calving and giving me milk and 1 sheep. i then bough a solar lighting system which has saved me from buying kerosene for my tin lamp. I then spent the rest of the cash on paying off some debt that I had taken to organize my husband's funeral."
Zilpa's family
access_time over 7 years ago
Zilpa received a $97 initial payment.
"I spent most of my transfer to buy thirty tins of corn for my family's consumption. I also bought solar lighting system to relieve me the burden of buying kerosene on a daily basis."
Grace's family
access_time over 7 years ago
Grace received a $97 initial payment.
"I spent my first transfer on buying cement that I used to plaster my house to get rid of the dust. I bought a solar lighting lamp because kerosene was proving to be expensive."
Hadijja's family
access_time over 7 years ago
Hadijja received a $422 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that i am nolonger stressed about buying kerosene as I have solar light at night. Life has really changed because the money I would use to buy kerosene now covers other expenses like medical "
Serfina's family
access_time over 7 years ago
Serfina received a $97 initial payment.
"I spent my first transfer on buying a mattress because my previous one was thin and worn out, I paid school fees for my children and bought a solar lighting system which assist my children to do their homework comfortably after dusk."
Rose's family
access_time over 7 years ago
Rose received a $465 third payment.
"My life is now different because of the transfer, since I have been able to buy cattle and constructed a kitchen thus I nolonger suffer during the rainy season about where to cook from. I also bought a solar lighting system thus I don't have to buy paraffin on a daily basis. "
Sabina's family
access_time over 7 years ago
Sabina received a $466 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer to complete making the walls of my house to make the house look decent. I then installed solar lighting in my house to improve lighting and be able to charge our phones. The rest of the amount was spent on buying school uniforms and shoes to replace the old ones that the children had and also on food."
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