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.
Jane's family
access_time over 7 years ago
Jane received a $483 second payment.
"I spent my transfer on buying a cow which I am keeping for milk. I then bought a solar lighting system for my house and I no longer use a tin lamp which was very expensive to use and not convenient. I then bought iron sheets which I want to use in building a new house ones the last transfer is sent. I then bought new seat cushions for my seats because mine were torn and worn out."
Linet's family
access_time over 7 years ago
Linet received a $482 second payment.
"I spent my transfer on building a new and bigger house because my old house was a single room and too squeezed for my big family. I also paid school fee for my child who is in high school for the whole term. I then bought a solar lighting system since we do not have electricity in our house so it helps us with lighting. I then spent the rest in boosting my tailoring business by buying more clothe material which I sow and sell for a small profit. "
James's family
access_time over 7 years ago
James received a $482 second payment.
"I spent my transfer on building a new house since the one I was living in was very old. I then spent some on paying school fee for my children and then I bought school uniforms for my children. I then invested some into farming and the rest went into buying a solar lighting system to help my children in studying at night."
Noah's family
access_time over 7 years ago
Noah received a $112 initial payment.
"I spent my first transfer on buying solar light because of darkness at home,plastic chairs for my visitors,mattress and sand because I would like to renovate my house."
Nuubu's family
access_time over 7 years ago
Nuubu received a $112 initial payment.
"I spent my first transfer on buying a Solar light because i was staying in darkness,i also brought a mattress since i was sleeping badly and bought a bag of posho because we have been staying hunger. "
Benter's family
access_time over 7 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 over 7 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 over 7 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 over 7 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 over 7 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."
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